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Facilities

Location

Northumbria’s two Newcastle campuses are located in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in North East England.

One in the heart of the city and one just three miles away at Coach Lane. City Campus, with its award-winning architecture, modern teaching buildings and impressive sports facilities, creates an environment that encourages learning and self-development. Coach Lane Campus is home to all students from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and has excellent computing and library services; its own modern Students' Union, and new sports facilities.

The third campus is situated in the City of London, meaning students on Business, Computing and Technology pathways can study in a location where the financial district meet the technology sector. Offering you an excellent base from which to take full advantage of studying in one of the world’s leading cities and what it has to offer, including work experience and networking opportunities. The London campus is ideally situated just one minute away from Liverpool Street station. 

The Northumbria University Amsterdam campus delivers its Masters courses within the excellent teaching facilities provided by the Amsterdam University of Applied Science (AUAS). Amsterdam is an international business hub, renowned as a hotbed of education and research in all conceivable areas. With the city as their classroom, our students and lecturers work closely with countless industries, companies and organisations.

The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority, we’re doing everything we can to make our fantastic campus’ a safe space so that people feel safe and supported and ready to make the most of life at University. As government and local authority guidelines evolve in relation to Covid– 19, so will our campus experience.

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Library and study facilities

Northumbria University’s campuses provide exceptional facilities to create an environment where students shape their future. From our classrooms, clinics, labs and studios, we have a wide array of learning spaces available, where students can meet, study and collaborate. Our technical facilities support ground-breaking research and ensure students have the practical tools they need to get the most out of their courses. We have state-of-the-art laboratories, prototyping workshops, CAD suites, media labs and more. And all of this is backed up by IT support that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  Students in a study booth and a lecture room

The University Library achieves some of the highest levels of student satisfaction in the UK and has held the Cabinet Office accreditation for Customer Service Excellence since 2010. City Campus Library and the University Library Digital Commons are open 24/7 during term-time, and the other libraries also operate generous opening hours, which can vary throughout the year to meet demand for space and support. The Libraries offer learning spaces to meet a variety of needs, from silent or quiet study through to social and collaborative learning. City Campus Library is one of the best academic libraries in the UK, it provides an extensive collection of scholarly resources, including around half a million print books, over 900,000 e-books and around 85,000 e-journals, as well as databases, collections of early historical books and primary digital archives.

IT

IT Support is available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

Careers service

From first year through to final year and beyond graduation, Northumbria’s Careers and Employment Service , Graduate Futures, is here to help. We want you to achieve your ambitions and make the most of your experiences, develop your skills and manage your future career. Supporting you through the uncertain times resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are offering specialist careers guidance, employability advice and careers clinic appointments via video chat and careers workshops online.

  • Planning your career. Confidential one-to-one support to enable you to focus your career plans, enhance your employability and work towards application success.
  • Finding a job. Sign up to JobsOnline and discover part-time jobs and volunteer roles that build your work experience and enhance your employability. Search from thousands of opportunities, which include graduate jobs and internships, in the North East, the rest of the UK and worldwide.  
  • Meeting employers. Introduce yourself to potential employers at one of the many employer visits on campus or virtually, throughout the year. Organisations targeting Northumbria students and graduates include Turner & Townsend, EY, Accenture, Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the NHS and Ward Hadaway.
  • Becoming a global graduate with support on finding opportunities to work and study overseas

Students’ Union

Northumbria Students’ Union (NSU) is here to make sure that your time at Northumbria is the best it can be – in fact; it’s their mission to have ‘a positive impact on the lives of all our students.’

You can find the SU at City CampusCoach LaneLondon Campus and Amsterdam Campus, working hard to make sure you’ve got everything you need, whether that’s a drink at one of their award-winning bars or some advice about your course from their free representation service. Maybe you want to get involved with one of 100+ societies and make a few new friends. Whatever you’re looking for, chances are you’ll find it at NSU.

NSU is run by a team of students, known as Sabbatical Officers, elected by fellow students to represent you and speak up on your behalf to the University and beyond. If you have any issues with any part of your University experience - from coursework to living arrangements - tell them and they’ll work to make the changes you want to see.

Made up of bars, nightclubs, entertainment venues, coffee shops, workspaces meeting rooms, NSU has everything you need to make the most of your time as a student – all backed up by a highly qualified staff team who are there to offer support in every aspect of student life and most importantly to make sure you have a good time.

So, no matter who you are, how old you are or where you’re from, make sure you come along to YOUR Students’ Union.

A picture of the Students Union building and a picture of a group of students sitting by the River Tyne

Sports

Our sports centres offer fantastic opportunities for people at every level of fitness. We have fitness centres, a sprint track, squash courts, a six-lane 25m swimming pool and numerous outdoor pitches. Exercise Classes as well as a Sauna and Steam Room. At our flagship £30 million state of the art Sport Central facility, the main arena can cater for up to 3,000 people.

We’ve also got over 130 clubs and societies you can join and discover new talents.

Financial aid

Northumbria University is committed to supporting the best students with outstanding academic and sporting ability. We offer a number of support packages for students depending on academic achievement, sporting achievement or personal financial circumstances. Our website will provide you with further information.

Financial support opportunities have associated eligibility conditions, therefore it is essential applicants consider all requirements and observe the application process and deadlines carefully.

Travel information

Northumbria’s main campus in Newcastle upon Tyne is set in the heart of the city. Newcastle upon Tyne is regularly named as the UK’s Best University City by MSN Travel Guide. It’s partly due to the city’s compactness, which makes it large enough to be vibrant and exciting while small enough to feel like home. It’s also due to the sheer number of students: one in every six people in the city is a student.

Newcastle has excellent transport links with major UK and international cities. In Newcastle, the Metro Rail network offers fast and effective travel around the city centre. Newcastle is a 3 hour train journey from London and the Newcastle International Airport is only 7 miles from the city centre.

Our Coach Lane campus is located just 3 miles outside of Newcastle upon Tyne,  students get free travel between the two Newcastle campuses on the Number 1 bus operated by Stagecoach, which runs every 10 minutes at peak times.

Courses and Fees

Entry Requirements

Across the university there is an expected entry requirement of 120 UCAS tariff points. This can be from a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate. Some courses may require a minimum GCSE grade from subjects such as Mathematics and English or a portfolio of work.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Faculties / Departments

At Northumbria students will enjoy a unique educational experience that will set them up for life, taught by world-class academics. Our programmes are rated silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework and our research is ranked in the Top 50 in the UK according to the results of the last Research Excellence Framework. In 2020 we were ranked the Top Young UK University in Times Higher Education's Young Universities rankings. We have 16 different department areas, each with a strong national and international reputation for academic quality and our students work with leading industry and professional experts. We offer approximately 500 study programmes through four faculties:

  • Arts, Design and Social Sciences
  • Business and Law
  • Engineering and Environment
  • Health and Life Sciences

Our Arts, Design and Social Science programmes are taught across multiple buildings at city campus including our brand-new world-class architecture building. The studio was designed with innovative features tailored to how university student and staff work.  Each facility at city campus is within proximity of each other and is a short walk. Across the campus there are several spaces for students to collaborate, including our Mac Labs and Photographic Studios. Flexibility is inherent in our building’s design and is essential to support the innovative teaching methods and breadth of activities within the university.

Photography  Reading  

The business and law courses are all taught in our City Campus East building which is a short five-minute walk from the Students’ Union. City Campus East compromises 24,000 square metres of purpose designed academic accommodation at the cutting edge of design and technology. It has received high acclaim, having been named as the North East Landmark of The Year. The ground floor is home to our largest Harvard style lecture theatres which accommodate up to 400 people. There is even a café with our own deli and a Starbucks. In addition to this there is our Ask4Help service desk which is designed to enhance student learning experience and career prospects. City Campus East is home to several unique facilities such as, The Bloomberg Trading Suite and our renowned Student Law Office.  

A picture of the student central building and a student in the law office

 

The Ellison building is home to our engineering and environment courses. Our wide range of laboratories and specialist facilities will support students throughout their work as they will experience hands-on testing, mixing materials, moulding and 3D printing. The Zone is a recently opened 24/7 open plan area which is popular amongst students undertaking group work or individual study. The Zone in Ellison building provides individual and group computer workstations with large screens to help students tackle their own work and group assignments comfortable. Our measurements and analysis laboratory is a great multi-purpose flexible bench space which enables students to work on a variety of projects. The Ellison building is situated at the centre of city campus and is a 5-minute walk from Haymarket metro station.

A modern building on campus and an engineering student using tools

The Clinical Skills Centre is located at our Coach Lane Campus and is the focal point for our Health student’s educational journey. Coach Lane Campus is located just three miles outside of Newcastle and students can use a free student bus service from the main city campus to Coach Lane Campus. Our state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre is a purpose-built facility that allow students to develop practical skills and gain valuable experience of real hospital situations through a simulated environment. Our investment in Simulated Mannequins (SimMan and SimBaby) will allow you to practise skills, challenge your learning and develop confidence in your clinical ability. The high-performance Centre at Coach Lane is a state out the art sports training facility and is home to Team Northumbria, as well as other professional sporting establishments. The facility includes outdoor football pitches, a hockey pitch, a 3G football pitch and an indoor sports hall.

 

Nursing students in the Clinical Skills Centre

International

Northumbria University represents a strong community feel and has approximately 33,500 students, 23% of whom are international. A thriving multi-national community of staff and students from over 136 countries ensures you will receive a warm welcome whichever programme you study. We are a community of over 131 nationalities and placed 3rd in the International category at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. We offer a free meet and greet service at the airport that is highly popular for new international students to ensure you meet fellow students and settle in to your accommodation and new life at Northumbria with ease.  Newcastle is consistently voted one of the best and most affordable places for students to live in the UK and was voted the safest place to live in the UK by onefamily.com, therefore, Northumbria is a popular destination for international students to enhance their academic learning. It has its own international airport and national rail links making it easy to explore the UK and the rest of Europe.  Northumbria’s international student support service include a skills centre where students can receive help with their academic writing and support with their courses. Welfare, Immigration and Funding Advisers offer free, confidential guidance and support on a wide range of issues. For those staying in student accommodation, all of the student residence are within walking distance of the campus or have convenient transport links. This means students are never more than a 20-minute walk from the city campus.

A female student in a lab, students working together at a desk, a male student working in a classroom

Tuition fees

Undergraduate fees are set by Government in line with forecast inflation. If you are a UK home student studying on a full-time course the fee for your University’s first year of study (2020/21) will be £9,250, this is the maximum chargeable fee, and £16,000 for EU & International students, University’s first year of study (2020/21).

You should expect to pay tuition fees for every year of study, and be aware that fees may increase every year based on the Retail Price Index*. Current Government policy advises any increase will not exceed the rise in inflation by reference to RPI*.

Student fee loans have risen in line with the fee cap.

Part-time courses vary according to their length. To obtain the most accurate tuition fee information for a specific course please refer to your University’s offer letter. If a student is being sponsored by their employment, the university will require proof of sponsorship.

For more information about tuition fees and funding please visit this page.

*Retail Price Index - is a measure of the price of services and goods. RPI shows the change in the cost of living, and reflects the movement of the prices of a range of commonly used goods and services, such as housing and food.

Bursaries and scholarships

Northumbria University is committed to supporting the best students with outstanding academic and sporting ability. We offer a number of support packages for students depending on academic achievement, sporting achievement or personal financial circumstances. Our website will provide you with further information.

Financial support opportunities have associated eligibility conditions, therefore it is essential applicants consider all requirements and observe the application process and deadlines carefully.

Accommodation

At Northumbria, we understand that where you live is a huge part of student life. That’s why we make sure that you are in control of shaping your experience from start to finish. When applying for accommodation, you can select the exact building, flat and room based on real-time availability. You’ll be able to see the floor plan and even learn a little bit about your flat mates and their interests before you commit to a specific room. Once you’ve found the perfect room for you, you can confirm your booking online within minutes.

We guarantee accommodation for all first year students and all of our residences are either on campus, or within easy reach of the University campuses and Newcastle’s bustling culture and nightlife. A number of our residences also benefit from vibrant shared communal hubs, perfect for meeting new people or hanging out with friends. With a wide array of choices, from modern en-suite rooms to budget-friendly options, there is something for everyone.

Visit our website to learn more about our accommodation, to see virtual tours and to look at current rates. 

Open Days

Why come to an open day on campus or virtually?

Northumbria is now offering students live and interactive virtual open day experiences. You can experience subject talks, live Q&As and live chats from the comfort of your own home, along with  360 tours, see our city, explore our campus and meet our community.

We are excited to be able to welcome you back on campus for our 2021 Open Days in July ‘21 for PG and September ‘21 for UG. We will be following government and local authority guidelines in relation to Covid-19. Our website is the most up to date place to review information about what you can expect from an on campus open day experience and register for the events, so make sure you book your place today!

Open Days are a great opportunity to find out more about Northumbria University, talk to our staff and students and attend subject presentations. You can visit our outstanding facilities and discover the range of support services we offer our students, as well as enjoying the vibrant student community that we have here at Newcastle.

This information will be updated regularly in compliance with guidelines surrounding COVID 19, please check back for regular updates.

What are on campus open days like?

When visiting an open day at Northumbria, prospective students can experience student and city life with campus tours, subject/course talks, chats with academics and tours of accommodation.

a modern building and students walking through campus

 

Virtual Events & Tours

The best way to experience what we have to offer is to come to one of our Open Days, where you can meet our staff and students, view our facilities across the campus and visit some of our accommodation.

However, if you are unable to make these events why not check out one of our live and interactive virtual event experiences?

You can experience subject talks, live Q&As with our staff and students and live chat lounges give you another way to get your questions answered.

Plus, through our immersive NU World platform, we have put together a wealth of video content about how you will learn, what you will love, and where you will live, see our city and explore our campus.

How to get to the uni

Whether travelling by air, sea, rail or road, Northumbria University is easily accessible.

Situated in the north-east of England, Northumbria has two separate campuses. The largest, City Campus, is situated in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Coach Lane Campus is situated in a leafy suburb of the city, 3 miles from City Campus.

On Campus Open day’s: Join us on Campus

Postgraduate – Saturday 3rd July 9-3pm

Undergraduate - Saturday 25 September 9-3pm

Upcoming open days
    • Tuesday 15th June 2021
    • UG & PG Virtual Event - Your Home
    • Further education
    • find out more
    • Wednesday 23rd June 2021
    • UG & PG Virtual Event - Your Future
    • Further education
    • find out more
    • Wednesday 30th June 2021
    • UG Virtual Event - Applying to University
    • Further education
    • find out more

Living here

On Campus

Northumbria’s main campus in Newcastle upon Tyne is set in the heart of the city. Newcastle is regularly named as the UK’s Best University City, and was recently voted the safest place to live in the UK by onefamily.

Our exceptional facilities ensure students make the most of their time on campus. The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority, as government guidelines evolve re Covid -19, so will our campus experience, there’s still so much for you to enjoy. Apart from our classrooms, clinics, labs and studios, we will have a wide array of learning spaces available, where students can meet, study and collaborate.

Our University Library, one of the best academic libraries in the UK, has around half a million print books, over 900,000 e-books and around 85,000 e-journals.

Our £7m Computer and Information Sciences Building, was designed using feedback from students and staff, and most recently the new Architecture Studios at Sutherland Building has been designed by renowned architects Page/Park, creating an intelligent and sympathetic world-class designed home for an outstanding programme. Additionally, there are many locations around the main campus where students can meet, study and collaborate, with 24/7 computer hub spots.

a picture of the student central building and the architecture building

Located just 3 miles outside of Newcastle, Coach Lane Campus is an extensive site with its own Sports Centre, Students’ Union, Library and IT suites. This campus is home to all students from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Our state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre is a purpose-built facility that will allow you to develop practical skills and gain valuable experience of real hospital situations through a simulated environment.

Two pictures of Northumbria's coach lane capus (buildings)

Sports and recreation

Our main campus offers a number of opportunities for students to indulge in, including our world class £30 million state of the art sport facility, Sport Central. As a Fitness member, casual user or elite athlete students can access our newly refurbished gym environment, 25m six lane pool (or even just the sauna and steam room!), take part in an exercise class, hire table tennis, squash and badminton courts or even one of our 4 sports halls to play with friends. If you’re looking to take your fitness to the next level or recover and rehabilitate we offer Personal Training and Sport Massage. 

Am image of machines in a gym and an image of a swimming pool

The indoor sprint track area encompasses the 40m track, Strength & Conditioning suite and state-of-the-art laboratories dedicated to cutting edge sport science research. This area is a recognised Centre for Research utilised for academic excellence and study. In addition, our Northumbria Student Athletes, across many sports, work alongside our S&C professionals week in week out in these facilities to develop within their academic and athletic careers.  

A man running on a track and a student lifting weights

Northumbria University is a major player in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) – the premier sporting competition for students across the UK. We compete in a huge range of BUCS sports across a multitude of different levels. With over 35 different sport clubs and 1800 students already involved it is a great way to get active on campus, try something new or continue in a sport you love and represent Northumbria University. 

A picture of a rugby player and a picture of a cheerleader

 Additionally, our Students’ Union can be found at City CampusCoach LaneLondon Campus and Amsterdam Campus, offering a great social scene.  At the heart of our City Campus, the Union building features three award-winning bars and it’s the venue for some of the biggest club nights and gigs in Newcastle. We have 130+ Societies and many volunteering opportunities, there really is something to suit everyone! 

Social spaces at the students union

Entertainment

Our stylish café bar Habita is great for student events and group meetings as there are countless deals throughout the week for students to indulge in. For a more chilled environment, the NSU is equipped with comfy seating, computers and giant bean bags.

Just a short walk from our Students’ Union is the city centre. Northumbria students never run out of great things to do in their free time! Enjoy films, theatres, special events, shopping, museums, sports, live music and a great variety of cultural food. With over 50 independent restaurants around Newcastle, there is always a great selection, to choose where to eat.

The Gate is a great leisure destination with a ride range of restaurants, nightclubs, virtual reality gaming rooms, cinema and a chance to experience an escape room. Across Newcastle and Gateshead there are plenty of cinematic experiences including The Tyneside Cinema which is an independent cultural business in Newcastle upon Tyne and specialises in screening both independent and world films.

A picture of Newcastle's shopping centre, quayside and The Great North Run

For those who love food and seek new flavours, Newcastle is full of a diverse range of cafes and restaurants. At the Monument, a number of shipping containers have been transformed into a village of food vendors and bars, known as Stack. Stack features a number of cuisines including authentic Italian, sushi, naan wraps, bubble teas and the popular ‘Boojie Burgers’. Students are able to sit at the outdoor bench area and enjoy the live music.

Nightlife

Northumbria’s main campus in Newcastle upon Tyne is set in the heart of the city. Newcastle is regularly named as the UK’s Best University City, most recently by The Student Hut & What Uni (2020). It’s partly due to the city’s compactness, which makes it large enough to be vibrant and exciting while small enough to feel like home.

Newcastle is renowned for its nightlife and as the vast majority out in town are students, Newcastle city centre has a great buzz every night of the week. Whether it is just a quick drink at your local pub or browsing the 2 for 1 section across the bars on Grey Street, Newcastle has something for everyone. The Quayside is a great location for watching the sunset and enjoying a cold beverage along the river’s edge. Popular destinations for students can be Digital, Soho, Bijoux and as famously seen on Geordie Shore… House of Smith.

Every night in Newcastle is student night as each bar or club offers different deals and events for each day of the week. Furthermore, students are given the opportunity to attend ‘society only’ events and this is a great opportunity to feel a part of the NSU community and is an opportunity for fancy dress.

Alongside the bustling bars and clubs across Newcastle, there is also a great range of events from the likes of the Theatre Royal and The Stand comedy club. Additionally, in the heart of the city centre the O2 venue hosts plenty of gigs and great comedians. Just outside of the city centre is the cool upcoming area of Ouseburn where you can experience local bands and bespoke breweries.

Night shots of Newcastle

The best thing about living in Newcastle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI9jM3JDDaM&list=PLK00xu2hGtYDjef-FCpvKe7IsBeqKbQH_&index=2

Contact us

Address:

City Campus:

Northumbria University, City Campus, Newcastle

Postcode for City Campus West: NE1 8ST

Postcode for City Campus East: NE2 1UY

Telephone:
+44 (191) 232 6002

Coach Lane Campus:

Northumbria University, Coach Lane Campus, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7XA.  

Please note that SATNAV devices using the above postcode will direct travellers to a next door residential estate.

Telephone:
+44 (191) 232 6002

London Campus

110 - 114 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7HT.

+44 (0) 20 8003 6750

Amsterdam Campus

8th Floor, Leeuwenburg (LWB), Weesperzijde 190, Amsterdam, 1097 DZ

Telephone:

+31 (0) 207038280

Top Questions

What do you look for in your students?

We obviously want students who can achieve the grades we require for our courses, however, we are also looking for those students to have good transferrable skills which they might have gained through volunteering, work experience, or part of club or sports team. We want the student to tell us in their personal statement about what makes them different from other students e.g. not just saying “I am passionate about studying Midwifery”, but telling us why they want to study Midwifery e.g “I have spent time volunteering with a Mother & Baby group” etc.

What's the hardest part about going to university?

The strangest thing is starting university, in potentially a new place, at the same time as starting a course, meeting new people and moving away from home. This can feel very daunting, but is one of the best experiences you can have. The first week may seem strange and a bit overwhelming but you will soon settle in to your accommodation and make new friends. There are induction activities during Freshers’ Week and during the first week of the course which will allow you to ask lots of questions etc and introduce you to new people.

Do you have any famous or notable alumni?

Yes! Lots of them.

Sir Jonathan Ive. Former Senior Vice President of Design at Apple. He is credited as being the designer of the MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, Mac mini, iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, Apple Watch and iOS 7.

Victoria Pendleton CBE. One of Britain’s most successful female track cyclists and Olympic gold medallists.

What grants/scholarships do you offer?

We have a range of funding and scholarships available. Please check out our website for details.

https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/fees-funding/ug-fees-funding/undergraduate-funding/

How much of an emphasis do you place on building workplace skills like presenting, project management and people skills?

These will all be skills that are taught throughout the course, whichever course you study, such as presenting, note taking etc. Most of our courses offer placement opportunities and this is definitely something we recommend to increase employability skills. A top tip would be to use your long holidays at university to do work experience or an internship within your field which could also increase your employability skills. We also hold study skills sessions in the library and have a fantastic careers centre who can help you find job/volunteering opportunities.

What's university disability and welfare support like?

We ensure that the educational opportunities we provide are inclusive for all students, including the many disabled students who make the great choice to come and study here.

Our Disabilities Advisers are here to provide advice, guidance and support, whether you are a student with dyslexia or dyspraxia, a long-term medical condition, a sensory impairment, a mobility impairment, an autism spectrum condition or a diagnosed mental health condition.

Depending on your individual requirements, we can provide a range of services.

What support is available to students who are struggling for any reason?

The support available for students here at Northumbria is extensive. Whether it be welfare and health, finances or mental health, there is someone to help you. The process of getting help at Northumbria is straightforward, as there is lots of information available and specialist advisers you can talk to.

What support is available for International students?

We give a warm welcome to all our international students who are coming to study here at Northumbria University.  Whether you are new to the UK or have already lived in the UK for a while, we are here to help you with a wide range of different issues that you might face during your time here.

To help you settle into life at Northumbria University, our Welfare, Immigration and Funding Advisers offer free, confidential guidance and support on a wide range of issues. We also offer a free 'Meet and Greet' service for new students, where we will arrange to meet you at Newcastle Airport and transport you to your accommodation. 

Do you offer any courses/experiences to help mature students with the university experience?

Once you are a student at Northumbria University, there are several support channels available throughout your studies. These include student support and wellbeing, personal tutoring, as well as our award winning Mature Student’s Society run by the Students’ Union.

In terms of employability, you will have access to our Careers and Employment Service. They can help you to achieve your ambitions and make the most of your university experience.

What social events do you offer when people first join, to help them socialise and make new friends?

Northumbria offers plenty of opportunities to meet new people and settle in from the minute you arrive on campus.

Fresher’s Week is a fun and engaging time, during which there is loads of events happening where you can make new friends and join societies. Northumbria’s Students’ union is also a great place to check out, as you can chill and talk to your new flatmates or course mates.

What will my first weeks at Uni be like?

Your first weeks at University will be very exciting as you settle into a your new surroundings and meet lots of new people. You will have your induction lectures and seminars where you will learn more about the course you’ve chosen to embark on. Whilst it can be a daunting time for some, there is something for everyone to help them settle into this new chapter in their life.

Is it a campus or city based university? What advantages do you think this offers?

Northumbria is a city-based university, with the campus being only a five-minute walk from the main city centre of Newcastle. The advantage of this, is that you’re close to everything you need, whether it be food shopping or clothing stores or restaurants. Alongside this, the city in general is a nice compact city with everything being in walking distance. This means that it’s easy to find your around, which is handy for nights out and trips into town!

What sort of societies are there?

Northumbria’s Students’ Union has over 100 societies ranging from snow sports to LGBT* to Maths to Afro-Carribean and everything in between. There is loads of choice, meaning there is something for everyone. And if there isn’t a society you fancy, why not set one up yourself? It’s as easy as that.

How far is the campus from the town centre and what is public transport like?

We have three campuses in England and one in Amsterdam. Our estate in Newcastle comprises of two campuses, one in the heart of the city and one just three miles away at Coach Lane. The city campus is just a couple of roads from the main shopping and cultural centres. The London campus is ideally situated just minutes away from Liverpool Street station. 

How far apart are different university buildings and how far away is the accomodation?

Northumbria has accommodation on the city campus, all of them being a couple minutes’ walk away. Our Trinity Square accommodation is a little further away, just across the Tyne Bridge in Gateshead but this is still a short 15-minute walk away, or you can get on the great public transport you will have access to.     

How much one-to-one contact time do students recieve from their lecturers?

The lecturers are always open to speaking to students. They are friendly and willing to discuss anything that is on your mind. You will be supported throughout your studies and can reach out to your lecturers if you are ever struggling. Many of our lecturers hold open door policies during specific hours, which means you can go and see them about any issues you are having.

What percentage of your students get a full time job after graduating?

Northumbria University is ranked 12th in the UK for the total number of graduates in professional jobs​, with a graduate employment rate of 95.5% 

Roughly how many students start each year?

10,000 per year

How much is a pint at the students union?

A pint of Carling in Habita is £2.40.

What fields of study is the university best known for?

Northumbria University is renowned for the calibre of its business-ready graduates. With over 216,000 alumni based in 175 countries worldwide, in a range of sectors, our alumni are making a real impact on the world. Our notable alumni include Olympics silver medal winning, Steve Cram CBE along with former Senior Vice President of Design at Apple Sir Jonathan Ive KBE, who is credited as being the designer of the MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, Mac mini, iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, Apple Watch and iOS 7.

What is the ratio of applications to places?

21,000 UG UK apps and 600 places

Can I work part time whilst studying at university?

Different courses will have different hours required for studying, however,  most of our students can combine their studies with part time work. Our Careers clinic can support you with your job search, help to improve your applications and get your CV sorted. We also offer a jobs online service, you can sign up to it and discover part-time jobs and volunteer roles that build your work experience and enhance your employability. You can search from thousands of opportunities, which also include graduate jobs and internships, in the North East, the rest of the UK and worldwide.