For anyone who is on track for Newcastle in 2015, I thought I would share a few of my favourite things about Newcastle that’ll reassure you that you’ve made the best choice yet. So, here are my 3 reasons why studying at Newcastle University will be the tyne of your life (get it? apologies).
Newcastle deserves credit for how condensed the city is. The sheer amount of restaurants, bars and shops that are packed in amongst two universities is astounding. Whether you’re having lunch by the Tyne or a lecture in the Percy Building you are only a stones throw away from the city centre and being a student, that’s what you and your loan will be looking for.
This may sound like I’m blowing Newcastle’s metaphorical trumpet, but the campus is something to commend. A good balance has been stuck between the old and the new, and the Student Union is a literal representation of that. It might be a Grade II listed building but boy, the inside is anything but. With a fully refurbished interior, students are met with a place they can enjoy and feel proud of. And, it is definitely not lacking in the facilities department, there are more computers than you know what to do with and it’s even home to a Starbucks… you’ll learn that coffee is your best friend as a student.
Newcastle is simply famous for its nightlife. However, if it’s not an evening of drinking that takes your fancy, Newcastle has it covered. The quirkiness of Quayside and plethora of places to eat in The Gate make it near on impossible to be bored as a student.
Now, just like the city, this list is compact, I could ramble on about the University for pages and pages, so I’ll call it a day here.