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Choosing 1st Year Accommodation

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Deciding what to do about first year living arrangements can be quite daunting. Fear not, though! If you take a little time to do your research and don’t leave it to the last minute, you’re likely to find something suitable! Below I’ve pulled together the three options for students at Newcastle and handy list of pros and cons for each option.

1. University Halls

This is the most common option for first year students. The University has a wide range of halls to suit all budgets and preferences from en-suite rooms to catered halls. Some accommodation sites even have an on site gym

Amongst some of your options you can choose from for next year are:

Bowsden Court

Castle Leazes (has a catered option!)

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Kensington Terrace

Leazes Parade

Liberty Central

Liberty Plaza (close to the Business School)

Manor Bank

Marris House

| h o m e | Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey. -Tad william The place i called home for the past month. Marris house. Though you made me climb flights of stairs everyday. Though the ventilation was poor. Though the washing machine was miles away. I think i'll still miss you. To my room mates whom tolerated my nonsense. Hope you guys have a safe trip back home! And also to those whom i almost cause your life with my poor driving skills! It's time to embark on my next phase of travelling. Where i can truly say i will be travelling alone. Solo. Bye Newcastle. I truly miss the days i spent there and memories will be embedded into me. PS i miss having my own personal space. . . . . . . . #backpacker #studenttraveller #MyNclOIP #NCL #NewcastleUniversity #NewcastleUponTyne #travelgram #MarrisHouse #sgboy #budgettraveller #nelonholis #neltravelogue #OnlyNelfor18days #Soloshot #goprophotography #gopro #hero4 #selfshot #quotes #qotd #home

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Park Terrace

St. Mary’s College (cheapest!)

The View (close to the Business School)

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Turner Court


Windsor Terrace (close to the Robinson Library!)

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  • some room types/halls are in high demand and low quantity
  • you might not get your preferred room

If you are looking to stay in uni halls next year, you have until June 30th to apply!

2. Private Accommodation

The city has a wide range of private accommodation if the uni’s offering doesn’t suit your preferences. Many of the sites are in the city centre, making the walk to campus just 10-15 minutes long. These are some of the most well-known ones:

– Hello Student (2 locations: one near Northumberland Street and one near the Medical School)

– Vita Student (2 locations: near Central Station and next to St James Park)

Fresh Student Living (2 locations)

Derwent Students (3 locations)

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CRM Students (4 locations)

Liberty Living (3 locations)

-Downing Students (2 locations – The View and Verde)

…and more


  • can find availability later in the year
  • variety of locations
  • studio options – no need to share a kitchen & bathroom
  • events are often organised
  • utilities included


  • tend to be more expensive than uni halls
  • city-centre locations sell out very quickly
  • can be hard to find students on the same course/year

3. Private Flat/House

Best if you have friends already living here.


  • living with friends
  • inexpensive compared to uni and private halls


  • can be hard to meet people if you live on your own
  • can be further away from campus
  • bills are usually not included

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Whether you go for uni halls or for private accommodation, in Newcastle you are likely to find a great place to live during your 1st year!

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