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Student Room December Roundup

Here’s the roundup of the most common queries we’ve received in December.



Interested in learning a new language alongside your degree?

At Newcastle University all Newcastle students have access to the Newcastle University Language Resource Centre located in the Old Library Building. The Centre has an extensive range of language learning facilities and resources to help you learn a language independently.

If you don’t think you can do it on your own, the School of Modern Languages also offers early evening language classes in Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish to all Newcastle students, regardless of their degree programme. You’ll receive two weekly contact hours and earn extra credit towards your marks transcript (10 credits per module). Find out more about the University Wide Language Programme here.


Medicine – UKCAT


Applicants on the PARTNERS scheme can sometimes have a lower UKCAT cut off than the standard applicant. However, there is no definitive answer as to what the difference will be, as the UKCAT cut off is based on all the scores achieved by applicants in that year.

Assessed Summer School

assessed summer school

Worried about the assessed summer school?

Well don’t be! The assignment will be based on what is taught during the Summer School, some of it may be familiar from A-levels, some of it completely new, but it will all be covered in the academic sessions. Applicants will also get to find out what is on the syllabus (and potentially the assessment criteria) for the current year at the Final Summer School Briefings that takes place in May/June.

You’ll also receive lots of support from tutors during the summer school with your assignment so don’t worry! In 2014 there were over 400 students attending the Summer School, and the vast majority passed the assessment (only about 5 or 6 didn’t).

The Assessed Summer School isn’t just about hard work and no play! It’s a great opportunity for you to see the city, campus and truly experience what it’s like to be a student at Newcastle University. But don’t take our word for it, find out why PARTERS was the best thing Abi did on our blog.

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