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Northumbria University

Northumbria University accommodation

Northumbria University sits right in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, one of the UK’s best student cities. You’ll enjoy the best of both worlds – a buzzing city life but only half an hour away from stunning blue flag beaches, historic castles and a rambling countryside.

The Northumbria University student accommodation listed on Student.com will place you in the heart of the city centre where you can easily explore this friendly, dynamic Northern metropolis.

Our student accommodation near Northumbria University makes for a quick and comfortable commute to class and will leave you a short walk from some of the great shopping, riverside bars and dining that Newcastle has to offer.

Give us a phone call or leave us a quick message on live chat to find out more about our Northumbria University accommodation. Our booking consultants are always happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

Where is Northumbria University located?

Northumbria University has two campuses in Newcastle upon Tyne in North East England. The main campus is located right in the heart of the city and the other just three miles away at Coach Lane.

Named after the Norman castle in the city centre, Newcastle is the largest city in North East England. Its history spans from the Roman period to the 19th century when it was an important industrial centre for engineering, shipping and coal mining.

Newcastle is now a diverse and vibrant cosmopolitan city with a thriving art and cultural scene, attractive entertainment, outstanding shopping, a strong sporting passion that can rival any city in the world, and a large student population.

Its high international student enrolment is largely due to its status as one of the best student cities in the world. Newcastle has been voted the best student city in the UK three years in a row by MSN Travel. It is also highly ranked in the QS Best Student Cities rankings, placing 57th in its 2021 World Rankings with a very high score (21st) in the Student Mix indicator.

Studying at Northumbria University

Northumbria University is a business-focused university with a global reputation for academic excellence. A combination of outstanding academic teaching and research, innovative programmes, traditional values, plus social and cultural diversity has led to its reputation as a leading British university.

The university’s teaching, which is delivered by recognised research-active academics, is renowned for quality and relevance. Northumbria reported the largest rise in research rated as world-leading and internationally excellent in the 2015 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rankings. That same year it placed inside the Top 50 in the UK for research power.

The university offers programmes in all the UK’s 30 most popular subjects. On top of that, you will be learning in an environment that is conducive to academic excellence.

World-class facilities

Northumbria boasts one of the best city campus sites in England. In recent years, the university has invested well over £250 million in modern facilities, including a new building for computing and information sciences courses.

The university has a wide array of learning areas, digital hubs, and touch-down spaces across the campus, where students can meet, study and collaborate.

With around half a million print books, over 900,000 e-books, and around 85,000 e-journals, the university library is one of the best academic libraries in the UK.

High employability

Attending Northumbria will increase your chances of a quick transition into the professional world.

To ensure its students develop the requisite knowledge and skills that are immediately relevant to today’s workplace, its programmes are developed in close consultation with industry experts. It has partnerships with some industry leaders, including IBM, Nissan, Procter & Gamble, Nike, BBC and NHS, the UK’s national health service.

It is no surprise that the university is the leading provider of high-calibre graduates to business and industry in the North East region and one of the highest in England.

It boasts a high employment rate for its graduates, ranking inside the top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment. Nine out of 10 of the university’s graduates are in further study or work six months after graduation.

If you are not planning on going the 9-5 route, but are looking to start your own business instead, Northumbria is a great choice also for you. The university is innovative and entrepreneurial, ranking high in the UK for graduate business start-ups.

Student life at Northumbria Uni

Northumbria Uni has a vibrant student community. Of its student population of 30,000, over 6,000 are international students from over 135 countries.

With such a rich cultural diversity, you are almost certain to find people who share your culture and background.

Northumbria Student Union

The many offerings of the Northumbria Student Union (NSU) will allow you to add a different dimension to student life outside of your academic studies.

It is one of the largest and most exciting student unions in the country. Run by students for students, NSU is committed to ensuring that you have the best experience possible at Northumbria.

It has almost everything you need to make the most of your time as a student. The Union building offers a great social scene featuring three award-winning bars, nightclubs, entertainment venues, coffee shops, workspaces, chill-out zones and meeting rooms.

There is also a huge range of clubs and societies that you can join and make loads of new friends, learn new skills, experience new things and make great memories. NSU has more than 100 societies from snow sports, LGBT* and maths to Afro-Caribbean, and many more. And if you can’t see a society that you fancy, you can set up your own.

The Students’ Union’s role is not only to make sure you have a good time. NSU is run by a team of students that have been elected by fellow students to represent the best interest of their peers and offer support in every aspect of student life.

World-class student experience

Northumbria has invested millions of pounds in its campuses to provide students with a world-class experience during their time with the university. With award-winning architecture, modern teaching buildings and impressive sports facilities, the city campus creates an environment that encourages learning and self-development.

There are meeting areas for people who want to catch up over coffee or a drink, and catering and retail outlets that serve food on the go.

A huge £30 million sports centre in the heart of the campus provides an extensive gym, swimming pool, climbing wall, fitness classes and a 3,000-seat arena.

Northumbria University history

Northumbria University can trace its history to three colleges, the first of which, Rutherford College of Technology, was founded in 1877. In its more current format, Northumbria University was established in 1969 as the Newcastle Polytechnic, as a combination of the Rutherford College of Technology, the College of Art & Industrial Design and the Municipal College of Commerce.

The Polytechnic became a major centre for the initial training of teachers with the incorporation of the City College of Education in 1974, and subsequently the Northern Counties College of Education in 1976.

September 1992 marked the inauguration of Northumbria University under its current name, when the Polytechnic was awarded university status. Three years later the incorporation of the Bede, Newcastle and Northumbria College of Health Studies was transferred into the university.

With a growing portfolio of courses and a diverse student population, by the year 2000, the university had become the largest in the North East.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Northumbria University

Why should I book private student accommodation instead of living in halls of residence?

There are many good reasons for making a home at a private student accommodation. Many PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations) have great facilities on offer for their students, ranging from lounge areas and games rooms to in-house gyms.

When you book private accommodation, you’ll also get to choose if you want to share with a flatmate or live by yourself in a studio apartment where you don’t have to share facilities with others.

How do I apply for a flat near Northumbria University?

Applying for a flat near Northumbria University is simple with Student.com.

You can start by using our website’s filter feature and mapping function to compare student properties by price, amenities and location. After you’ve found a flat you like, go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’.

There you can see the different room types on offer in that particular property. Choose the type you prefer and click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now.’ One of our booking consultants will then call you to discuss the next steps and answer any questions you may still have.

What room types are available?

The properties listed on Student.com offer three different types of rooms. Do not however, that all properties won’t necessarily have all three different room types available.

In a Shared Room you’ll be sharing a bedroom with at least one other person. Other living areas such as a bathroom and kitchen are shared with tenants from other rooms.

In a Private Room you’ll get a private bedroom. Depending on the property, your bathroom might be private or shared. Other living areas will be shared with students from other rooms.

Renting the Entire Place will give you a self-contained studio flat that provides fully private living facilities. Your bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette will be just for you, with no need to share.

What bills are included in the rent?

In most properties near Northumbria University, all bills are included in your rent. This typically includes water, heating and electricity, as well as Wi-Fi.

Different properties might have different policies though, so make sure to check the property page of the property you’re interested in to see if this is the case.

My friend and I are both going to Northumbria University. Can we live together?

Yes. Speak to your booking consultant and let them know who you’d like to live with, and it can be arranged. Make sure your friend also tells their booking consultant that they’d like to live with you.