UniHomes guide to

Newcastle

Uni Life in Newcastle

Newcastle is a bustling city with plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. You'll see why Newcastle has become a favourite student city from the moment you arrive.

There are great restaurants, bars, and clubs where you can meet new people and make friends. It's not hard to find somewhere to fit in, whether you're into sports, music or want to party!

If you prefer studying to partying, Newcastle has plenty of great libraries and study spaces. The library at Newcastle University is one of the largest in Europe and has over 3 million books available for students.

When you're not busy exploring the sights and sounds of Newcastle, there are some great places to relax

Key reasons to study in Newcastle

  • 1
    Massive student city

    Newcastle has 2 top-class universities attracting students and researchers from the UK and worldwide. The main campuses are in Central and around Grainger Town, alongside Newcastle Law School, the School of Art and Design and Newcastle College.

  • 2
    Lots of student-friendly neighbourhoods

    Jesmond, Heaton and City Centre are all great student-friendly neighbourhoods. There are also lots of student houses in Sandyford, Shieldfield and Gosforth. There are over 42,000 students in Newcastle!

  • 3
    Amazing nightlife and party scene

    Newcastle is famous for its nightclubs, party scenes, live music, and restaurants. You can dance the night away at Tup Tup Palace, Flares or Bijoux, take in a show at Prohibition Cabaret Bar or Boulevard Show Bar, play a few frames at Newcastle's legendary Spot White, tap a keg at the Mean Eyed Cat, watch up and coming comedians alongside household names at The Stand Comedy Club.

  • 4
    A city of "biggest" and "bests"

    The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the world. Trenchers Restaurant in Whitley Bay and Minchella & Co in South Shields won UK's best chippy and ice creams in 2020. Newcastle United regularly pack out St James' Park in the middle of the city.

  • 5
    Great public transport setup

    Newcastle is a big city in a small space, so you can walk to most places. Tyne and Wear Metro system is a good-value way of getting around the city. Buses run to all of the student neighbourhoods in and around Newcastle. Getting from Gateshead into Newcastle is a one-stop train ride.

My favourite thing about Newcastle is that everything still feels so close and connected! There is a pride that comes from being a Newcastle student and that

Megan G UniHomes Brand Ambassador

Universities in Newcastle

Newcastle University

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Newcastle University offers an excellent student experience. The campus is modern and green, and it is located in the centre of Newcastle. The university also has a variety of other facilities available to students, including sporting facilities, cafes and restaurants, libraries and computer labs, student societies and clubs.

Northumbria University

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Northumbria University is a new and exciting university, located in the city of Newcastle. It has a long history of innovation and expertise in the fields of business, arts and social sciences, health and sport sciences, as well as law and education. It's ranked in the top 200 universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education.

The best thing about Newcastle is that the city is so well connected between both unis, everyone is lovely you can have a conversation with anyone - even the locals! Amazing for a night out and loads to go do and see if you

Amelie L UniHomes Brand Ambassador

Frequently Asked Questions

October is the best time to start looking for student accommodation in Newcastle. Properties will be available until February, but we would recommend starting a search for a property during the autumn. The most popular student areas in Newcastle include Jesmond, Heaton and City Centre.
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Tenancy periods in Newcastle usually last for 12 months. Most contracts will start on the 1st July and end on the 30th June the following year. Occasionally, letting agents may offer tenancy periods that last for 10 or 11 months, starting in August or September. You can always enquire with the letting agent to find out how long your contract length will be.
Deposits are usually either 4 or 5 week's rent. The maximum legal amount a landlord can charge your for a deposit is 5 week's rent. You’ll get your deposit back when you move out of the property. That said, if the landlord is still owed outstanding rent or needs to pay for repairs to damage within the property, they may take deductions from the deposit to cover the costs.
UniHomes accommodation in Newcastle usually costs £91 – £195 per person, per week. This price includes the cost of all bills you'll need to pay, which you won't always see on other student accommodation websites. Check out the full range of student accommodations available in Newcastle.

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