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It's not that bad. The roughness of it is like other cities really. You do have rough areas and that but you know to avoid them and tbh you'll probably have no actual reason to be in a rough area unless you know someone living there, or unfortunately live there yourself.
Getting around is easy since we have the metro, plenty of buses from the city centre... shopping is good, got eldon square which is open late these days... Geordies are typically warm/welcoming people. It's not the best city in England but it's nice enough.
Oh also, the town centre is literally 5 minutes walk from uni, which I really like/liked. Buses/the metro is fairly cheap but most things are so close by that it's easier to walk.
It can get a bit rough in town sometimes but that's usually on a weekend when all the (older) locals are out rather than students. But even when it's like that, it's not a bad place to be.
I wouldn't say it's ''the best city in England'' but it is pretty good
Is it newcastle so good or it is not all it is cracked up to be?
Is the city safe and particularly around northumbria uni?
If I wanted to go for a walk at night, I'd feel quite happy to, whereas there's no way on earth I'd go walk around Bradford uni at night (for example!)
Yes, I see a lot of people wearin t-shirts and sometimes even shorts in town. Also, last year in one of the harshest winters on record police had to warn people to wear a coat on nights out as people were still going out in next to nothing.
Well I just got back and I feel really really sad that I had to go.
It was really lovely there. I think it was particularly good because of how nice everyone was there. I think I might pick it over my first choice now - if I get in that is.
The city itself is really good, there's loads of shops, loads of nightlife, it's pretty cheap and there's plenty of cultural things to do too (theatre, art galleries etc.) so you'll never be bored. The tyne looks really pretty when everythings all lit up at night too. Plus, as a taxi driver said last time I visited "Surrey? Well ah bet ye divvn't have 24 hour Greggs down there!" Too true