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10 Reasons Why I love Newcastle Uni

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1. Burgers from Fat Hippo

With restaurants both in the city centre and the student-packed suburb of Jesmond, Fat Hippo‘s happy hour is definitely worth checking out. I’d have a photo to show you but once those burgers are in front of me I don’t have the self control to not immediately eat it.

2. The shopping

Whatever your style or scene, Newcastle’s got it. There’s Eldon Square mall as well as vintage shops and vintage fairs which seem to come to town regularly in the city centre. But if those aren’t big time enough for you then the Metro Centre is a quick bus or train journey away.

3. A campus university in the middle of the city

Honestly, it makes life so much easier and so much more interesting being able to wander from one to the other in a matter of seconds.

4. Part-time Jobs

Need a bit of extra cash? The uni has some great work opportunities to get a bit of extra spending money, from Student Ambassadors, The Student Communications Team or Jobs On Campus temp work.

5. Tea at Quilliam Brothers

Literally all the tea you could ever want, ever. And cake. And film nights.

6. It’s one handsome city

The likes of Grey Street, and campus buildings like the union or the Armstrong building show a city steeped in history. And then you have the mix of old and new down at the Quayside with the Sage and the Baltic overlooking the bridges.

7. City Life

There’s so much more than bars and clubs you know? There’s The Stand comedy club, food festivals, the open air cinema in the summer, Tyneside Cinema, an ice rink in the winter, and places like Lane 7 offering a mix of food, bowling, and ping pong.

8. Getting involved is easy

Opportunities such as The Courier, volunteering with SCAN, RAG week, societies, Freshers Crew, Go Play etc etc means you will never be short of something to do to help get more out of University than just a degree.

9. Always supported

Because life, University included, isn’t always the simplest or easiest of times. Whatever is going on, the University offers support ranging from careers advice to housing or financial advice, and counselling.

10. The Metro

Great for days when you just don’t feel like walking to uni. It’s also handy for getting out to the coast – because who doesn’t love playing crazy golf and eating fish and chips whilst pretending not to freeze to death in the Northern ‘summer’?

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