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5 Reasons Living In Newcastle Is Great For A Food Student

When it comes to studying Food and Human Nutrition at university, there are loads of courses and choices available. But when you’re looking for the perfect place to call home for the next 3 years of your life, there’s only one place that stands out.

Here’s why third year student Shaun thinks Newcastle is the best home for a Food and Human Nutrition student.

1 – Newcastle University Food Society

Newcastle University food society logo and a man dressed as an avocado

The Food Society is a food themed society hosting activities and events such as restaurant trips, theme nights and themed socials.

One of the best ways to break the ice meeting someone new is to turn up at a social event dressed as an avocado, which is exactly what I did for the first ever food society social.

Being a Food student also allows you to play an active role within the society, which not only allows you to decide on future events and socials, but also looks great on your C.V

2 – Jesmond Food Market

A man at a food stall

Every food student loves a good food market, and Jesmond Food Market is the perfect place to indulge in local produce.

From crepes at La Petite Crêperie, which is based in Grainger Market, to some of the finest cheeses produced by Northumberland Cheese Company, Jesmond Food Market has something for everyone.

As a community driven project which takes place once a month, it’s the perfect place to relax and meet friends.

3 – Quayside Restaurants

Millennium Bridge at night

Not only is the NewcastelGateshead Quayside an amazing spectacle, it’s also the perfect place for a Food student.

Cuisines include Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Italian, Lebanese, Peruvian and more! It also boasts a variety of pubs, cocktail bars and other places to relax by the River Tyne and take in the breath taking scenery.

4 – Geordie Grub

A selection of stotties

Culinary prowess is probably not what you’d associate with the North East of England. However, living in the North East is your chance to try some of the Northern specialties. Things like pan haggerty, saveloy dip, stotties, Brown Ale, Craster kippers, singing hinnies, panaculty or a chicken parmo!

5 – Jobs and Opportunities

Aside from Newcastle being one of the most vibrant cities in Europe and a great place to socialise, it’s also a great place to work within Food and Nutrition.

As a Newcastle Uni student you’ll be given a chance to go on placement opportunities including working in industry for huge companies such as Waitrose, Cadbury’s and GSK.

There’s also an opportunity to work for the university’s Human Nutrition Research Centre (HNRC) which gives you an insight into research to change the future of nutritional practices and even local or national government policy.

The HNRC is one of the country’s leading institutes for public health and nutrition research. Some of their work includes:

And those are just five of the reasons why I think Newcastle is the best home for a Food and Human Nutrition student.

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