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The Student Room April Roundup

Here’s a roundup of the most popular questions asked on our Student Room forum this month.

Park View Student Village

How significant is the construction going on opposite Marris House? Like would it be loud enough that it would get annoying or anything? Any help appreciated, Cheers

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.

Accommodation Allocation

Hi I was just wondering if the accommodation runs on a 'first come first served' principle or is it completely random?

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.

Courses in Clearing

Hi! I'm not sure if anyone still monitors this, but I was just wondering how often the German course goes to clearing? I'm desperate to come to Newcastle, but I was told my application wouldn't be considered, and then that it would be considered through clearing Also, are you more likely to get offered a place through adjustment or clearing or are they the same thing to the uni? I'm predicted AA (A2) and AA (AS)

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.

Applying for Accommodation

Hi! I have an offer for biochem, and was looking for ensuite accommodation for first year. Currently, I'm looking at castle leaze, liberty plaza, verde, park terrace etc. But I was wondering if any of these have an option a same-sex option? If not, are there any similar accommodations that any one could reccomend? (Not bothered about the price). Also, is anyone staying at any of these accommodations that could give their opinion on it? I was also wondering what the policy was on bringing in your own furniture, a small fridge etc?

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.



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