Student Life

Northumbria achieved top spot in the UK for best ‘City Life’ in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2014. It’s hard to choose a better place to live and study than Newcastle!

There are a huge range of clubs and societies that you can join. With all our thousands of students, there are sure to be people who share your enthusiasms and want to try new activities.

If you enjoy any sport at any level, we’re the place to be. Join ‘Team Northumbria’ or learn a new sport and make use of fantastic facilities that include our £30 million flagship ‘Sport Central’.

You can also add a different dimension to student life by taking advantage of our partnerships across the world – perhaps registering for a summer programme in another country or completing part of your studies abroad.

Student Profiles

We understand that our students are a huge part of what makes our University a great place to be. We’ve always been proud of the fact that Northumbria is more than just a place where you study for a degree; it’s a place where you build communities, make lifelong friends, work hard...

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Students' Union

The Students’ Union aims to make sure you have the best possible experience at university. It is led by five Sabbatical Officers elected by you. Our mission is to have ‘a positive impact on the lives of all our students’. Northumbria’s Students’ Union is one of the most dynamic, award-winning...

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Clubs and Societies

Want to have the best social life at Uni, meet new friends and get a better looking CV? Societies frequently organise regular trips, shows and socials! All events are organised by students for students.

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We have a total of nearly 5,000 bedrooms that are close to, or have convenient transport to, our campuses in Newcastle upon Tyne. So you can be within easy reach of the University’s facilities and the city’s bustling culture.

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Volunteer Northumbria is Northumbria Students’ Union’s volunteering programme that’s all about doing something for people in our community. There is a range of exciting projects working with people from local communities that you can get involved with.

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Sport Central

Sport is a way of life at Northumbria University and we want it to be part of your life too. We’re the place to be if you enjoy any sport at any level, any time.

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Team Northumbria

All of our sports teams and individual student athletes compete under the name Team Northumbria and we have a long and distinguished history of success.

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International student support

To help you settle into the UK, we offer information and guidance on many issues that might arise, including visa and immigration queries.

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Welfare and health support

To help you enjoy your University experience to the full, we offer information, guidance and support on a wide range of welfare and health issues.

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Financial support

Coming to university can present its own financial challenges. We can help by giving you guidance and support on many financial issues, including scholarships, bursaries, loans and grants.

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Disability and dyslexia support

We work to 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.

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Counselling and mental health support

Our multi-disciplinary practitioners offer a range of support services for students with personal, emotional and mental health issues. The variety of services we offer means that we can help you in a way which is most suitable for you.

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Chaplaincy and faith advice

We provide spiritual and pastoral support across all faiths and beliefs. We also arrange trips and activities to help you to make friends.

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Staying on course

Should your circumstances change while at university, we are here to help you to access support and to make an informed choice on next steps.

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