Finding accommodation near Northumbria University
Formerly known by the lengthy title of the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, and thankfully shortened to what we know today, Northumbria University is a post-92 University with a long-running connection to the NHS and health education. It also prides itself on being a highly research-focussed university, and one of the UK’s largest by student population.
Similarly to its fellow institution, Newcastle University, Northumbria University is situated on a single main city centre campus, split in half by a motorway running through the city. Referred to as City Campus East and City Campus West because of this split, a bridge connecting the two was opened in 2008. Northumbria University also has a small campus located in central London, which caters primarily to Masters level and other postgraduate courses.
Students wanting to live as close to the campus as possible have plenty of accommodation options to choose from with a range of 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments spread across Newcastle City Centre, and the popular student area of Sandyford right on Northumbria University’s doorstep. Featuring beautifully renovated properties designed for house shares of three students all the way up to six students or more, Sandyford is a hotbed of activity, combining the busyness of being near to the city centre, with the peacefulness of suburban living.
Moving a little further out, locations like Jesmond and Heaton offer great accommodation options for Northumbria University students. With both offering slightly cheaper rents than areas closer to the city centre, they also attract a lot of young professionals with disposable income. This has led to both areas becoming hotbeds for independent trade, including a range of restaurants, bars, shops and social spaces. With a strong community feel, there are always plenty of fun things going on like fetes, sports events and special movie screenings.
In the opposite direction and to the west of Newcastle City Centre is Fenham, another popular student area thanks to its affordable rental prices and spacious terraced properties. Catering to groups looking for 3-bedroom or 4-bedroom properties with good communal living spaces, Fenham might seem a little out of the way for some. But with on-street parking in most areas and great public transport links to the centre, including the university campus, you’ll still be able to get to uni in time for an early lecture, or have a cheap cab ride home after a late night out.
No matter where you end up choosing to live during your time at Northumbria University, UniHomes is your trusted guide to comparing the best student accommodation across Newcastle. Plus, with every UniHomes property all bills are included with your rent, so you know exactly how much to budget each semester, and how much you’ll have left over to eat something other than beans on toast.