Wondering what your tuition fees are used for? Here are ten things your fees get you at Newcastle, from sports to financial advice.
We’ve invested millions of pounds in our support services, including a dedicated student services building in the heart of campus, King’s Gate, and a Student Advice Centre in the Students’ Union. The student support service offers a wide range of support from counselling to financial advice and support for disabilities. We also have a drop-in Maths Aid service and a Writing Development Centre.
We have over 60 student-led sports clubs, covering a wide range of competitive and recreational sports under the banner of ‘Team Newcastle’. We are also currently in the top 10 of around 150 Higher Education institutions in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) league. So if you’re thinking of joining a sports club at uni, we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re looking for work experience, graduate careers or interested in starting your own business, our award-winning careers service can provide you with all the support and help you need while you’re studying and also for 3 years after you graduate.
We are investing over £10m per year in our award-winning teaching, learning and research services.
We have group study rooms and booths available for booking in the Philip Robinson Library and Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms and we have designated silent areas for study. There are over 3000 PC’s around campus as well as on loan laptops. You’ll always find a friendly face if you need some help too – our library service has won five government Charter Marks in a row for customer service.
At Newcastle University, all students have access to the Newcastle University Language Resource Centre located in the Old Library Building. The Centre has an extensive range of language learning facilities and resources to help you learn a language independently. If you don’t think you can do it on your own, the University Wide Language Programme, run by the School of Modern Languages, also offers early evening language classes in Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish to all Newcastle students, regardless of their degree programme.
We have one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK. 94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates entered employment or further study within six months of graduating. This places us consistently in the top 20 for graduate career prospects in the UK university league tables, including the Complete University Guide and the Guardian University Guide.
Newcastle graduates are in demand – we are one of the top 20 ‘most targeted’ universities by the UK’s leading employers (The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2015).
Whatever your interests, there are lots of options to try something new. Give it a Go and Go Play, organised by the Students Union, offer the opportunity to try a variety of activities and sports, from making bath bombs to surfing. And the great news is you don’t need to commit for the full year.
There are also loads of ways to give back to the community by getting involved with Go Volunteer, run by the Students’ Union.
Newcastle University was rated as one of the top institutions in the country in the 2016 National Student Survey, with nine out of ten students saying they are happy here.
There are over 170 different societies on offer. From the caving society to the Pokémon society, there is something to suit everyone. And if you can’t find the perfect society for toy, you can start your own!
Many of our degrees include either an optional or compulsory period of studying abroad. This usually means a one- or two-semester placement at another university in Europe or further afield. This gives you the opportunity to learn about different cultures and experience life in a different country at the same time as studying.
Another option available for students is to integrate a placement year into your degree to develop skills and gain a better understanding of the world of work.
These services are just a few of the things that the University provides, making your fees go a long way!