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SGU Students - Trinity Square Accommodation

Trinity Square is home to SGU students who study at Northumbria. This is an university-owned accommodation with staff available 24/7 which ensures your safety and support during your first few years in the UK. We strongly recommend students live in university accommodation during time at the university and utilise the support services that are available to them.

From an academic perspective, living near your peers assist in creation of study groups, cohort bonding and peer to peer support and care. All SGU students are housed together in specific blocks located in Trinity Square, ensuring you are rooming with peers in your SGU cohort and surrounded by your SGU mentors. 

  • For MD4 students the tenancy period  is from August to the beginning of June
  • For pre-clinical students, the tenancy period is from mid-September to mid-July

Trinity Square accommodation is located on the foot of the historic Tyne Bridge. Trinity Square is part of a retail and leisure centre which boasts a multi-screen cinema and Tesco Supermarket, and restaurants, along with breath-taking views across the city of Newcastle.

The contemporary accommodation is divided into 11 stylish blocks which house almost 1,000 students. Enjoy your private en-suite room with double bed in a shared flat of five students. Unlike other residences, Trinity Square residents also benefit from of a washer/dryer and a dishwasher in each flat. 

The open plan kitchen and living room provide an ideal base for socialising with flatmates, but if you'd like to go further afield, you can also take advantage of the generously sized communal hubs.

Whether you want to wind down in the on-site cinema room, revise in one of the study pods or work out in the on-site fitness suite, you’re sure to find a space to suit you in Trinity Square.

You'll live with other students on the St George's University Programme, helping you build friendships and a community. Trinity Square is also home to students from all over the world and you get the chance to experience the full international student experience.

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Key Facts

 Distance from campus  20 minute walk 
 Bathroom  En-suite 
 Wi-Fi 1Gbps download speed, unlimited usage
 Social space
 Bedrooms per flat 5 rooms  
 Bed size   Double 
  Laundry facilities   Washing machine in flat 
  Operated by  Student Living by Sodexo


Trinity Square is a 20-minute walk from the University City Campus and is conveniently located next to Gateshead Bus/Metro Interchange giving you easy access to local buses and the Metro service (underground trains). The Metro offers travel discounts to students and is a great way to explore the local region, giving you 30 minutes access to Newcastle International Airport and our amazing beaches. Students also benefit from free travel on the Number 1 bus which links the University's City and suburban (Coach Lane) Campuses - helping you commute around the city.

Address: Trinity Square Student Accommodation, 202 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AQ.


What is it like to live in Trinity Square? Let Karolina and Mohammadzaid show you. This vlog will tell you everything you need to know about living in Trinity Square.


You can view an example room layout below. Please note that room sizes and layouts can differ depending on your flat number. A standard en-suite room is an average size of 13 square meters and a studio flat is an average size of 24 square meters. You will be able to browse the building floor plans when you are selecting your room during the booking process. Furniture colours are for illustration purposes only.

You can also view a 360 degree virtual tour for further detail.

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 Example bedroom



Example kitchen



Example Studio


All students joining the SGU Programme are offered housing together at Trinity Square. 

  • For MD4 students the tenancy period if from the beginning of August to the beginning of June
    For pre-clinical students, the tenancy period is from mid-September to mid-July

You will receive an an email from Northumbria University with an Offer of Accommodation. Students must accept the offer of accommodation on the Northumbria Student Portal

You can review and complete your accommodation booking in a few easy steps:

1. Log in to your Student Portal and click on Accommodation

An email with your Northumbria username and password will have been sent to you when you received your course offer. 

Lost your login details? Get in touch with our team by calling (+44)0191 227 4209 or by contacting the IT Team using IT Chat.

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.

2. Review your Accommodation booking

Once you've logged in, click on Accommodation -> 'St George's University Students' to review your booking details. SGU Students are allocated in single-gender flats of five people. Where availability allows you will be housed with students on the same programme level. 

3. Sign your contract

To complete your booking at Trinity Square, you'll need to sign your contract online using your Northumbria University Student ID (eight digit number).

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 talk it through with you. 

Once you've completed the process above, your room is secured for you. You will also get access to our dedicated Facebook groups to help you connect with flatmates before you arrive.

Students wishing to arrive prior to the stated tenancy period in the accommodation offer are required to email to check availability and inform the Accommodation Team. 

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.

Living Off Campus

If you do not wish to Live at Trinity Square you will need to seek permission from the Dean of Students at SGU. Please refer to the steps below:

  • Email the Dean of Students to state you reason for living off campus:
  •  Students should not decline accommodation until they have received approval from the SGU Dean of Students to live off campus

If students wish to decline the offer of accommodation at Trinity Square, they must email the Accommodation Team stating their name, University Student Number and why they do not want the accommodation. 

We advise students to book accommodation early and always in advance of travel.

Meet and Greet Service is available for students living at Trinity Square.

Meet and Greet is a FREE service offered to new SGU-NU students arriving into Newcastle prior to the start of their course. A relative/guardian accompanying a student can also avail of this service. 

  • Current Northumbria students will assist new students to accommodation after arrival in Newcastle
  • Students availing of this service must arrive to Newcastle International Airport, Newcastle Train Station or Newcastle Bus Station where they will be met. 
  • Students will be transported to Trinity Square
  • Students must register for the Meet and Greet service at least seven days before arriving into Newcastle
  • Registration must be completed on the Northumbria website
  • This service is not available for students living off-campus

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