I don’t want to be biased – but Newcastle really is the best place to go to uni, and here’s why:
I think it’s really nice to be part of a city that’s not so big you feel lost. I settled in straight away, and honestly it became a home away from home to me really early on. It’s one of those places that you get to know, and love, very quickly.
The Quayside has a bit of a London-feel to it – with restaurants and bars along the river and up into the city centre. It’s always nice to head down there for a special meal, birthdays or just to enjoy the view. There’s a market on every Sunday and even a pop up beach when the weather warms up!
Those of you that are from the countryside will probably crave a bit of greenery from time to time. The Dene is absolutely stunning. It’s probably about a half an hour walk, or makes for a really nice run or cycle. And of course – the best bit – baby goats!
I can confidently confirm – Newcastle has great shopping! The city centre has loads of good shops. Plus you can get to the Metrocentre which has even more shops, just in case the ones in INTU Eldon Square aren’t enough.
Tyneside Cinema is a small independent cinema in the city centre. It shows new films, old films, arty films and smaller independent films that aren’t shown in the big cinemas. Plus it’s just really cute, and an absolute bonus that you can take wine and beer in with you, which is actually cold.
This should be top of the list. A fantastic day out that no Newcastle University student should miss. AMAZING. I just can’t even express my love for it. Complemented by a great beach bar that serves fresh fish and amazing salads.