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Our City & Region

caption: BALTIC Contemporary Arts CentreNewcastle upon Tyne welcomes around 50,000 students every single year, from over 130 countries; making it a fabulous multi-cultural city for younger people.

The city centre is full of shops, restaurants, pubs and bars; while the student suburbs, such as Jesmond and Heaton, are home to vibrant pubs, historic music venues such as The Cluny, and cosy places to eat. Newcastle is big enough to constantly entertain and surprise, yet small enough to easily travel around on the underground Metro system, by bike, bus, or on foot.  

Our famous Quayside has amazing bars and restaurants with views of the iconic Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge, Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Arts Centre.

Caption: Greys Monument


Classical music at Sage Gateshead - Art exhibitions at BALTIC Contemporary Arts Centre - top West End shows at the Theatre Royal.  


High street brands at Eldon Square and beautiful boutique shops – local and international markets along the Quayside and city centre. Europe’s largest shopping and leisure complex, The Metrocentre is just 10 minutes away.


St James’ Park a 52,000 all-seater stadium and the home of Newcastle United; The Great North Run - the worlds largest half-marathon; Rugby World Cup 2015 and Super League Magic Weekend host; Newcastle Eagles BBL Basketball - played onsite at Northumbria University!

caption: St James Park Stadium


Concerts at O2 Academy and Metro Radio Arena - local bands on stage in pubs and intimate venues.  Heaton, a suburb of Newcastle laid claim to be the place where the legendary Jimi Hendrix burst into music super-stardom.


Pubs and bars line our picturesque Quayside - city centre clubs including our renowned Collingwood Street show off bright lights into the early hours - numerous multiplex cinema venues at The Gate and Trinity Square campus accommodation.

Food & Drink

Newcastle boasts a superbly popular Chinatown, one of only five in the UK, as well as over 100 multicultural restaurants from across the world.  You will be well pushed to find a food which you cannot enjoy in Newcastle.

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caption: The Angel of the NorthThe North East is perfectly located between coast and countryside and has something on offer for everyone.

From the beautiful Borders of Scotland, down to the rural North Yorkshire moors, this part of our country is so incredibly diverse that no two days are the same. In between all of the natural beauty and untouched forest land, there are towns and cities renowned for being a fabulous night out for students.  Talk to our current and local students – they’ll tell you all the best places to visit!


Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; Surfing beaches of Bamburgh - sandy beaches of Tynemouth - popular beaches of Whitley Bay - secluded beaches of Alnmouth. 


Kielder Water and Forest Park - more castles than any other English county - rural and rugged Northumberland has been used as filming locations for Harry Potter, Robin Hood, Atonement and more recently, Transformers.


Hadrian’s Wall - Harry Potter’s Alnwick Castle - Northumberlandia - Angel of the North.

Further Afield

Scotland is a one hour train ride away - Amsterdam is a one hour flight - London is a three hour train ride.

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