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iQ Stephenson

iQ Stephenson House is located in the Ouseburn Valley and is great choice for those who would like to be close to both the university campus and the vibrant atmosphere of the local city. 

Choose from a range of bedroom sizes and enjoy a clean and contemporary room where you can relax. Get together with your flatmates for a family-style dinner in the communal kitchen or have a movie night in the shared living area.

Did you know that Gold and Platinum rooms are located in flats with a bigger kitchen and living space, giving you that extra cupboard space and a comfortable seating area. 

Meet other students or join some of the on-site events in the vibrant social space equipped with a pool table and a TV. Collaborate with your course mates in the study room or use some of the quiet study spaces to focus on your work. 

iQ Stephenson House offers a limited number of car park spaces, offered on a first-come first-served basis. Additional weekly cost applies.

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 Room type Cost per week  Total contract value 
Bronze room £94.19 £4,050.17
Silver room   £100.33  £4,314.19
 Gold room  £103.40 £4,446.20 
Platinum room   £111.59 £4,798.37 

Key Facts

Contract length    43 weeks
 Advance rent payment  £50 booking fee
 Distance from campus  10 minute walk
 Bathroom  Shared facilities
 Wi-Fi speed   100MB 
 Social space


 Bedrooms per flat 4-7 rooms
 Bed size   Three quarter
  Laundry facilities   Onsite laundrette
  Operated by iQ Student Accommodation


Address: iQ Stephenson House, Stoddart St, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AW

Accommodation applications for September 2023 are now closed.

We encourage students to book accommodation early and always in advance of travelling to Northumbria University.

If you have any questions regarding accommodation, please contact the accommodation team at


If you apply early in the academic year you can follow the below booking process:

1. Confirm your course offer with Northumbria University

If you are applying via UCAS, please log into your UCAS Hub and ensure your course offer is updated. If you are applying via Clearing or Adjustment, please log into UCAS Track and refer yourself to confirm your course offer. Please note this might take up-to 48h to be updated on the University system. 

If you are a direct entry applicant, please visit the Applicant Portal to review and accept your course offer. To learn more about the process and the required steps, you can visit the After You Apply page. 

2. Visit the Student Portal and log in to the Accommodation section where you can start your booking

Wait up-to 48 hours for your course acceptance to be recorded and using your applicant portal login details (you will have received this via email when you applied) select the Accommodation section to start your application.

Top Tip: Make sure you register with your personal email address and not one associated to a school/college. School/College email addresses are often closed after you leave and can delay the process.

Lost your login details? Get in touch with our team by calling 0191 227 4209 or contact the IT team using IT Chat

3. Submit your interest in accommodation

Express your interest in accommodation and submit your building and flatmate preferences. You need to submit a minimum of five building options and please contact the team if you require any specific arrangements for your accommodation. Applications will be processed after 17 August and the Accommodation Team will contact you with more information on availability. 

4. Complete your contract 

Room offers are sent via email, please check your inbox regularly, as well the spam/junk folder. You are required to sign a tenancy agreement to accept and confirm your accommodation booking. This is completed online and you receive a confirmation email with all relevant documents.

Top Tip: Make sure you read your contract carefully as it is a legally binding contract. If you don’t understand anything, get in touch, we will be happy to run through it with you.

5. Pay your advance rent payment

The final step of your booking is making an advance rent payment of £250. Once the payment has been made, the room is secured for you. This payment is part of your total accommodation cost and is used towards your final rent payment. 

Once you've completed the process above, the room is secured for you.

Your data will be processed in accordance with our accommodation Privacy Notice. By submitting your application you are confirming that you have read this privacy notice.


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