Newcastle University was founded in 1834 to educate the pioneers of the industrial revolution. Teaching was then, and is still, at the heart of our University: at Newcastle we educate for life, to develop and nurture successive generations of creative practitioners, clinicians, scientists, engineering and educationalists, and set them on the path to make their own mark on society.
Teaching Excellence Framework
We are proud to have achieved the best possible outcome - a Gold Award - in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that Newcastle University delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
Find out about our excellent teaching and the many academics who help support our students from our TEF submission (PDF: 10.8 MB).
We hold the QAA Quality Mark for our high quality of academic standards and learning. The QAA commended the wide range of ways we develop the employability of our students. You can read the full QAA review report online.
Newcastle University Business School is in the 1% of business schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation:
- European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) under its EQUIS scheme
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
As a university with a global reputation, we work hard to make sure our students receive a great experience. The high-quality student experience at Newcastle University is reflected in our rankings.
We're joint 9th in Europe with 93% of students indicating they would recommend the University to family or friends, Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2018. We received a first place award in the University Compare Student Experience Awards 2017.
The overall satisfaction levels for students on pathway programmes at INTO Newcastle University centre is 94% - the highest satisfaction of INTO's eight UK centres.
86% of Newcastle University students are satisfied with their experience, higher than the national average of 84% (National Student Survey 2018).
It's not just the academic student experience we're good at. Our Students' Union won Students’ Union of the Year in the Educate North Awards 2018, and there was a 97% satisfaction rate for our Students’ Union in the Autumn 2017 International Student Barometer.
We also have a reputation for sporting excellence. We're ranked top ten in the British Universities and Colleges Sports League (BUCS) 2017-18, for the third year in a row.
I have found my lecturers to be well qualified, really kind and ready to help if you have any problem or issue.