Mini Open Days
Explore our beautiful city-centre campus and discover more about the many opportunities on offer.
Planning Your Day
Find out what's happening on the day and plan ahead to make the most of your visit.
We are hosting Mini Open Days on the following dates:
- Friday 23 November 2018
- Friday 30 November 2018
Each event takes places from 11:30 to 15:30.
Take a look at the event programme to get an idea of the activities on offer:
Get an insight into life at Newcastle University through a range of Information Sessions covering topics such as:
- The University and the City
- Student Finance
- How to get a lower offer through The PARTNERS Programme
- Guidance on the UCAS application process
Find out more about the range of support available at our Information Fair, with representatives from the University's Student Services, including*:
- Student Wellbeing
- Student Finance
- Student Services
- The PARTNERS Supported Entry Route
Additionally, you can meet current undergraduate students and take a look at the facilities available on-campus:
- Take a student-led tour of the campus or explore on your own. To avoid disappointment, you can also book your Campus Tour now.
- See other facilties including the Students' Union, libraries and and Sports Centre
The day is flexible, so you can plan your day based around what you want to see.
For more information, please contact us.
Book Your Place
Bookings are now open for our Mini Open Days, taking place throughout November 2018.
Campus Tours will be taking place throughout each Mini Open Day. To avoid disappointment, you can also book your Campus Tour early.
Newcastle is easy to reach – just three hours from London by train and with easy access to the A1(M).
Use the Campus and City Map to find your way around the city.
The city-centre car parks can get very busy, so we recommend planning ahead and using public transport where you can.
Travelling by railTravelling by rail
Newcastle Upon Tyne is on the East Coast Mainline, with direct trains across the country, including travel to London Kings Cross in under three hours.
The nearest mainline rail station is Newcastle Central Station. From Central Station, the Unviersity is approximately a 15-20 minute walk, or you can get the Metro to Haymarket station, only a two-three minute walk.
Travelling by carTravelling by car
Getting to Newcastle
Newcastle is easily accessible by road via the A1 from the north and south and the A69 from the west. A route planner may help you with your journey:
Parking on campus is limited and only available for disabled visitors.
For sat-nav, we recommend using the postcode of one of the city-centre car parks or a park and ride option.
City-centre car parks
The following car parks are within walking distance of the campus:
|Name||Postcode||Approx. walking time to campus||Charge*|
|Claremont Road||NE2 4AN||2 minutes||£1.30 per hour|
|Civic Centre (Saturday only)||NE1 8PB||6 minutes||£1.30 per hour|
|Morden Street||NE1 7RQ||6 minutes||£1.70 per hour|
|John Dobson Street NCP Muli Storey||NE1 8HL||6 minutes||£6.30 per day (if parking before 9.30am) or £15.00 over 4 hours (after 9.30am).
20% discount available, please see below.
|Q Park Stowell Street||NE1 4YB||6 minutes||£11.00 for up to 8 hours|
|Eldon Square Multi Storey||NE1 7RZ||7 minutes||£2.00 per hour|
|Eldon Garden Multi Storey||NE1 7RT||7 minutes||
£1.80 per hour for first 3 hours or £7.50 per day
|Dean Street Multi Storey||NE1 1PG||15 minutes||£1.50 per hour|
|Grainger Town Multi Storey||NE1 4DP||18 minutes||£1.00 per hour or £6.00 daily charge|
|Quayside Multi Storey||NE1 2AQ||13 minutes||£1.10 per hour or £8.00 daily charge|
*Although we make every effort to ensure that this information is correct, we advise you to check prices with Newcastle City Council.
Park and RidePark and Ride
As the city centre is a busy place to park, another option is to park nearby and travel to the city centre using public transport.
Metro Park and Ride
Park your car at one of these stations and take a short Metro journey to Haymarket station opposite the University.
Four Lane Ends Metro station (for those travelling from the north)
- Location: Benton Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7UJ (Google Maps)
- Spaces: 475
- Cost: £1.00 per day
- Journey time: 12 minutes
Heworth Metro station (for those travelling from the south)
- Location: Sunderland Road, Heworth, Gateshead NE10 0NJ (Google Maps)
- Spaces: 392
- Cost: £2.30 per day
- Journey time: 9 minutes
Newcastle Great Park and Ride
You can also leave your car at the Newcastle Great Park and Ride and then travel by bus, getting off at Barras Bridge, which is just next to the campus.
- A return ticket to the city centre costs £3.20
- Buses run every 20 minutes with a journey time to campus of under 25 minutes
Visit the Park and Ride website for further information.
Disabled parking on campusDisabled parking on campus
We have a limited number of parking spaces on campus for disabled visitors.
To book a disabled parking space please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your:
- date of visit
- car registration number
A member of the Mini Open Day Team will get in touch with further details and directions for the day.
Travelling by planeTravelling by plane
There are regular flights to UK cities including Aberdeen, London and Bristol.
It may be possible to fly direct to Newcastle International Airport from locations across Europe. Indirect flights typically change in London, Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris. Connecting flights from London to Newcastle fly from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstedairports.
The airport is about 7 miles from the city centre. You can travel by Metro from the airport to the city centre – the journey to Haymarket (the nearest stop to the University) takes about 25 minutes.