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Newcastle University

Newcastle University accommodation

Newcastle’s multiculturalism, affordability, diversity, and striking architecture make for a great student experience.

Book student accommodation near Newcastle University with Student.com and experience life on the River Tyne, a cultural hub of art galleries and nightclubs.

Make Newcastle your home in shared student rooms and private en suites in the city centre, a short walk from the university.

We offer student properties for both graduate and postgraduate students. Give us a call, or message us via live chat, to learn more about the Newcastle Uni accommodation we offer.

Where is Newcastle University located?

Newcastle University’s main campus is located in the Haymarket area of central Newcastle. It also has satellite campuses in London, Singapore, and Malaysia, but the hub of the institution’s teaching, research, and collaboration is the 50-acre campus in Newcastle’s city centre.

Commonly referred to as just ‘Newcastle,’ the city is located in the North East of England on the banks of the River Tyne.

One of the most iconic cities in Britain, Newcastle is famous for its industrial heritage, distinct local ‘Geordie’ dialect, and brown ale.

From the Roman period to its time as a central figure in the 19th-century industrial revolution, Newcastle has a fascinating history. Its aptitude for engineering remains, with award-winning structures such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, which was constructed in 1998.

Today Newcastle is a vibrant, diverse, and multicultural city that combines striking beauty with fascinating museums, many restaurants, bars, a passion for sports, and a buzzing nightlife.

Cost of living in Newcastle is a lot more affordable than in some other English cities. So, enjoying what Newcastle has to offer won’t wreck your budget either.

The city’s high standard of living has led to a high ranking in the QS desirability indicator placing 61st globally. A high percentage of the city’s large student population is from overseas, leading to a very high score (21st) in the Student Mix indicator of the 2021 QS Best Student Cities ranking.

Studying at Newcastle University

Ranked inside the top 150 in the 2022 QS World University Rankings, Newcastle is a world-leading university in the heart of one of the UK’s favourite student cities.

The university offers over 200 undergraduate and 300 postgraduate degrees to its more than 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 130 countries.

A QS 5 Stars recipient for teaching, Newcastle has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence.

A great reputation for research

A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities in the UK, the university also has a world-class reputation for research.

The university’s research strength lies in the fields of medicine, science and engineering, social sciences, and the humanities. It placed 16th in the UK for Research Power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Newcastle’s world-class, multi-disciplinary research is highly ranked in several subject areas, including:

  • Computing Science research impact - 1st in the UK
  • Civil Engineering research power - 3rd in the UK
  • Clinical Medicine Research Intensity - 4th among UK medical schools
  • English - 3rd in the UK (1st for impact)
  • Mathematical Sciences research - 11th in the UK
  • Top 12 for Geography, Architecture and Planning, and Cultural and Media Studies research quality

Newcastle Uni student life  

Student life at Newcastle University extends well beyond the classrooms. You’ll also have the chance to take part in societies and activities, play sports and make lots of new friends.

Societies and activities

With the university’s ‘Give it a Go’ activities programme, you can fill your social calendar with some exciting activities and great events from exciting day trips and social sport sessions to creative craft workshops.

With over 180 student-run societies, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to find a group that matches your interests and meet like-minded people.

Recreation and ‘giving back’ 

If you’re into sports and love to get your game face on, Newcastle has an endless supply of sports clubs.

The university’s recreational sports programme provides opportunities to all Newcastle University students to represent their halls of residence, society, or academic course in team sports.

If you prefer to give a helping hand, ‘Go Volunteer’ offers a diverse range of opportunities to work with over 150 charities, schools, communities, and voluntary groups.

A well-equipped Students’ Union

From live music, society taster sessions and sports fixtures to free activities, the university’s student union hosts a variety of events for students to get involved in.

The Students’ Union will also have you catered for. With a variety of food and drink outlets, the union is well equipped for a midday meal, an evening drink, or live entertainment.

The union building has three levels completely dedicated to providing students with food, drink, and entertainment. Luther’s Bar is one of the main social spaces hosting loads of live events throughout the year.

If you’re looking for the next big music act, Venue is the location of choice. The live entertainment space has a capacity of over 1,500 and its classic, underground vibe is a great backdrop for memorable university nights.

Newcastle University history

Newcastle University’s history goes all the way back to 1834 with the establishment of the School of Medicine and Surgery.

In 1937, the school merged with Armstrong College (founded in 1871) to form King’s College. In 1960, the institution’s scientists discovered the major brain biochemical defect that causes Alzheimer’s disease. Three years later, King’s College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne when the institution became independent from the University of Durham.

In 1984 the University’s new Medical School was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

In 2007, the university spread its wings to East Asia, setting up a campus in Singapore. Four years later it expanded further to neighbouring Malaysia, opening Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia. The London location was opened in 2015 by HRH Princess Eugenie of York.

Newcastle was awarded the world’s first mitochondrial licence, a licence to offer fertility treatments to mothers suffering of mitochondrial disease, in 2017.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Newcastle University

How do I book a student room near Newcastle Uni on Student.com?

Booking a student room with Student.com is simple and easy. After using our search filters and map function to find your favourite property, go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’.

On the property page you’ll then need to choose the room type you’d like to live in. After making your selection, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now.’

After leaving your contact details, one of our booking consultants will do a follow-up call to walk you through the next steps of the booking process and answer any questions you may have.

Why should I choose to live in private accommodation instead of student halls?

Living in private accommodation will give you more property options, as you’ll be able to choose freely whether you want to share a room with other students or live in a fully self-contained studio property just by yourself.

You can also freely choose the location where you’d like to live, whether it is right next to your campus, in the Newcastle city centre, or some other area of Newcastle that you like.

Many purpose-built student accommodations also offer great, modern facilities where you can live in a safe and convenient property with excellent amenities like in-house gyms, games rooms and study spaces, where you can concentrate on your studies as well as make new friends.

What are the different types of rooms on offer?

There are three different types of rooms on offer:

Shared Rooms have two people sharing a bedroom. Additional living spaces such as kitchens and bathrooms are shared with other tenants from other rooms.

In a Private Room you’ll get a private bedroom and, depending on the property, possibly a private bathroom as well. Other living spaces will be shared with fellow students.

An Entire Place will give you the luxury of not having to share living facilities with anyone. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom, and a kitchenette. This is the perfect choice if you love your privacy!

Do you list apartments in the Newcastle city centre?

Yes, we list several accommodation options in Newcastle that are right in the city centre.

Are bills included in the rent?

This depends on the property you choose, but in most of our properties in Newcastle, all bills are included in the rent. However, make sure to check the property page to see if this is the case with the accommodation you’re interested in.

Can I book a student room near Newcastle University if I’m a postgraduate student?

Yes. As long as you are a full-time student, you can book any accommodation listed on Student.com.