Here’s a roundup of the most popular questions asked on our Student Room forum this month.
Our University is investing significant monies in redeveloping and improving its accommodation and sporting facilities at Richardson Road into Park View Student Village. Although works have been carefully planned to undertake the most noisy and disruptive elements outside of term time it is inevitable that there may be some disturbance to the residents at Marris House. However this will be constantly monitored to ensure a minimum level of disruption to people in the area.
No, accommodation at Newcastle is NOT allocated on a first come, first served basis. As long as you apply before the 30 June deadline (and fulfill the other relevant criteria) you will come under the New Student Guarantee. Room allocation is randomised within certain criteria to try and make it as fair as possible. You can find information about the room allocation procedure here.
Entry to the Linguistics with German degree requires three A levels or equivalent, although we don’t usually accept two AS levels in place of a full A level. However, it’s possible that we may have a little more flexibility to consider this combination of qualifications during Clearing. The Linguistics degrees have gone into Clearing in previous years but it’s too early to tell what will happen this summer. Generally, if we have places to fill on A level results day, we consider applicants through both Clearing and Adjustment. I would recommend that you check our website for courses with vacancies in August.
When you apply for your accommodation you will have the opportunity to select single gender to ensure you only live with students of the same gender as you. Our student bloggers have written a few blogs about what it’s like to live in some of our accommodation sites.
A fridge would be classed as an additional item of furniture, so to bring your own you’d need to get permission from your Residences Manager (contact details for sites are on pages 4 and 5 of the Accommodation Terms and Conditions Brochure) and you’d probably have to pay to have it PAT tested.