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    Hi, I'm 17 and was thinking about applying for Newcastle for medicine. Those who have visited or go there, what is the accommodation honestly like because I have quite a few friends who go and have heard very mixed reviews. The university itself I really like but wanted to know more about the accommodation, thanks!

    I wouldn't call it great, but I wouldn't call it any worse than student accommodation at other universities. It's functional in that it will serve its purpose. I would avoid places that are a fair distance from the university like Henderson Hall of St Mary's College as the commute is a pain.

    The alternatives to the university accommodation is one of the many private sector student tower blocks that have sprung up. They all look very modern but are expensive. Or you could seek out a house share with a private landlord. It tends to be the cheapest option but could potentially leave you a little socially isolated compared to those living in halls.

    I think the accommodation is good if you know where to apply, but depends what you're looking for. I'd disgree with the distance thing though, having stayed in st mary's the rooms and kitchen etc. were much nicer than some nearer campus and it was cheaper. There are also free buses in the morning and evening from the uni. There is nice accommodation like the view and park terrace which may be a little more expensive but its just kind of luck as to whether you get your first choice accommodation or not.

    What was staying at st mary's like? I've been offered accommodation there but I'm unsure whether to accept or reject the offer since it is so far from the university and the town centre and would imagine it to be a pain when going on night outs. I'm also reluctant about the bathroom situation as all my preferences included an ensuite. Just want to know what your experience staying here was like please!
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