When you think about a life at Uni in Newcastle, it may be the epic night life and infamous social scene that first grabs your attention, but there’s much more to living up North!
First off, you’ll be welcomed to the city by the Angel of The North, made from 200 tonne of steel and 20m tall she has become a Newcastle icon over the past 30 years.
Once you arrive in Newcastle, you’ll also find a load of history and culture to sink your teeth into - there’s the Castle to which Newcastle owes it’s name The Newcastle Castle and Keep, which is open to the public. And as you walk along the River Tyne you may notice a pretty eye catching silver dome - known as the Sage Gateshead, a concert hall that was built specifically to suit the acoustics of the performances taking place there. Also lining the River Tyne you’ll notice the old Baltic Flour Mill which is now the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, which is home to a whole host of art and design exhibitions and activities.
In the warmer months why not head to the coast where you’ll find some breathtaking coastal walks, seaside towns such as Whitley Bay and Tynemouth and the Blue Reef Aquarium. Why not grab some of the best fish and chips going and brave a swim in the North Sea - if you dare!
And of course, the Quayside is a great place to spend your days shopping or evenings drinking, pick up some handcrafted treats from the Quayside Market or chill out with a cocktail looking over the Millennium Bridge.
Whatever the reason you were drawn to studying in Newcastle, where you live is just important as the city you find yourself in. Here we have broken down some of the best areas for student accommodation across Newcastle, including a guide on the what kind of prices you can expect in all inclusive student homes.
Student Accommodation in Newcastle City Centre
Prices start from: £72pppw
House sizes: 2–4 bedrooms
Best for: Never missing the action
Newcastle’s lively City Centre is a busy hub of bars, restaurants, high street shops and gyms. If you’re constantly getting FOMO then city living could be for you and you’ll never be more than 10 minutes’ away from the action.
If you enjoyed the studio style living that halls offered, then the City Centre is perfect with a great selection of similar student flats and apartments starting from just £72pppw.
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Student Accommodation in Heaton
Prices start from: £56pppw
House sizes: 1-6 bedrooms
Best for: Family feel
Heaton is a popular student area of Newcastle around 2 miles outside of City Centre. With good Metro links into town, University will only be a short commute away. The area is a mix of students, young professionals and families. Heaton is also home to Chillingham Road, a small shopping street full of café’s and supermarkets to grab all your household essentials.
The deceivingly spacious terraced houses range from 1 – 6 bedrooms, which make them the perfect student house and many also boast on-street parking and a small garden or yard. You’ll also be just minutes away from Heaton Park which is a hub for community activities including silent movie nights and festivals.
The cost of renting in Heaton is significantly less than Jesmond or Sandyford so great if you’re on a tight budget.
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Student Accommodation in Jesmond
Prices start from: £81pppw
House sizes: 1 – 9 bedrooms
Best for: Pre-drinks and lively atmosphere
Probably the most popular student area of Newcastle is Jesmond. If you’ve not visited the countless bars and restaurants during your time so far at Uni, we might be asking where you’ve been.
The area is just a 5 minute metro ride away from both Universities so you can roll out of bed and be at morning lectures in no time. You’ll also not be very far away from the bustling action of Osbourne Road - a thriving hub of pubs, bars and restaurants which is great for pre-drinks before a night on the toon or cheering on your sports team.
The area also boosts a local beauty spot in Jesmond Dene. Every 3rd Saturday of the month Armstrong Bridge is home to Jesmond Food Market bringing you everything from artisan pies to gourmet marshmallows – pop a reminder in your phone so you don’t miss out!
However, due to the popularity and great amenities of Jesmond, student houses can be a little more expensive so make sure you budget to be able to enjoy the local area.
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Student Accommodation in Sandyford
Prices start from: £88pppw
House sizes: 2 – 6 bedrooms
Best for: Living next door to your local
Sandyford is the closest residential area to both Newcastle and Northumbria Universities and if you live here you’ll be within walking distance to the City Centre, while also being able to enjoy a bit of peace when you need to get some studying done! Located between the City Centre and Jesmond, Sandyford has a great selection of pubs and bars, so you will soon find your local.
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