Newcastle University is one of the members of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities, having earned a reputation in various fields – medicine, social sciences, humanities, and science and engineering. The university is home to more than 27,000 international students from more than 130 countries worldwide. When it comes to research, we are ranked 16th in the UK (Research Excellence Framework), with more than 75% of our researched known for being topmost and attracting funds for several national and international research projects.
University campus and courses
With more than 200 under-graduate as well as 300 post-graduate degrees to choose from, it is no wonder that students from all over the world prefer to pursue higher education from Newcastle University. The main campus is located in the heart of the city, with facilities such as an expansive library and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Apart from that, the university also has campuses in London, Singapore, and Malaysia and offer a range of courses to the students. Newcastle University has regional as well as international partnerships with different universities, businesses, and organisations.
Finding the right student accommodation
Accommodation is an important part of your studying abroad experience, but it is also this part that most students tend to hold up until the last minute. When it comes to finding an accommodation, most universities offer living spaces to international students, but the allotment is offered on first-come-first-serve basis. This is why they have to look for private accommodation elsewhere. One of the most important aspects to consider when you are looking for student housing is its location. If you are going to stay in an apartment with others, keep in mind that the area is secure and safe. Secondly, you should see how close you are staying to the university campus so that you can make the most of your university experience.
Student accommodations and location
Keeping in mind the budget and living preference, students can choose from a vast range of options – studio apartments, shared houses, purpose-built student accommodation (PBSAs), and many others. Most of the private off-campus accommodation providers offer fully-furnished living spaces as well as communal spaces where they can relax and interact with the other residents.
Transport and connectivity
The city of Newcastle is one of the most preferred destinations for higher education that has managed to attract and retain thousands of students. With easily accessible and well-connected public transport network, students can make the most of their time by exploring the city and the neighbouring cities. Whether you want to get around the city on foot, rent a bicycle, or hop on the bus, there’s plenty to choose from. You can also take the Metro, which is not only spacious, cheap, but also less busy when compared to other modes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of accommodation?
University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.
What are the different types of rooms?
The major room types are:
Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.
Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.
Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.
How do I know my accommodation is safe?
All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.
Does my accommodation offer meals?
Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!
Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.
Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.
What items should I bring while moving in?
Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.
Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.
Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!