It’s that time of year when you need to make a final decision regarding your UCAS uni picks. You’ve been looking into Newcastle Uni and others, and now you’re struggling to choose. Well, continue reading to find out why Newcastle should feature in your shortlist!
Firstly, in my opinion, one of the most vital factors is the city itself. Newcastle upon Tyne basically has all of the attractions of bigger cities (yes, even London!) but also has its own small town charm and is significantly cheaper to live in than its southern counterparts.
Any cultural event you can think of, from plays to concerts (in small bars and even a giant arena!) and from comedy shows to ballet performances, all are available to attend almost any day of the week. Not forgetting the amazing range of food and drink offerings, from tiny independent coffee shops to big-name chain restaurants.
Overall, Newcastle has all the options of big cities while still retaining the feel of a smaller, homey student city.
A 50-acre campus in the heart of the city is hard to find in other universities!
You can start in the Philip Robinson Library, affectionately known as the Robbo, where you will find 1 million books spread across 4 levels, offering any kind of study space you could possibly need. If the Robbo doesn’t quench your thirst for all things library, you have three others (The Walton Library, The Law Library, and the Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms) to choose from, all just a short walk away!
From the Robbo, you could make your way to the Students Union, which houses so much – from meeting spaces for societies, to the media heavyweights (The Courier, NSR, and NUTV) and, possibly most enticing of all, Luther’s bar, where you can catch up with your mates. From the Union just take a few steps and you can see some of the most beautiful buildings on campus – namely the Armstrong Building and across from it, the building housing the School of Architecture.
Having Newcastle Uni in your shortlist is not just about the city and campus. After all, you are considering coming here to get an education and learn as much as possible while doing so!
It goes without saying that at Newcastle you have the option to choose from loads of courses, and surely there’s going to be one that is to your liking. The Uni has everything from Accounting & Finance for all you money-savvy applicants, to Zoology, for the animal lovers who would like to turn their passion into a profession.
Apart from your academics, you can study a language for free alongside your course (or go to a casual conversation class), join a sports team, a society (or even start your own!), contribute to the Student Media, go on a Year Abroad or a Placement Year and so much more!
So, what are you waiting for? Put Newcastle University on your UCAS shortlist!