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Student Room March Roundup

It’s been pretty busy on the student room this month, with one topic that seems to be on everyone’s mind – Accommodation! Here is a roundup of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received in March.


First preference

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We make every effort to allocate accommodation according to your preferences. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that students will receive their first preference accommodation.

Park Terrace is a popular residence and we receive a high level of applications with this as first choice, so not everyone will be successful. Rooms are located according to your stated preferences and the computer generated number your application is given.

So it’s really down to the luck of the draw! To find out more about the allocation process, click here.

Castle Leazes

Castle Leazes

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Castle Leazes accommodation is made up of three main Halls, offering a variety of accommodation types. While blocks are usually mixed, washbasin rooms located on a corridor, share floors with students of the same gender.

En suite rooms in Castle Leazes are within self-contained flats rather than the traditional corridors so the flats will be mixed or single gender. To check out other accommodation options, click here.

Managed Partnerships

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If you are offered a Managed Partnership accommodation, as a UK student you will be required to pay the first rent installment prior to your arrival at University. The 2016 deposits for the managed partnership sites are:

Liberty Plaza – £200
The View – £250

Verde – £250
Turner Court – £300

All deposits need to be paid within seven days of receiving an offer of accommodation, which for conditional offer holders, will be around mid/late August 2016.

Move in date/Freshers


The main arrival weekend for undergraduates is 24th -25th September. Freshers’ Week normally commences on the Sunday before the start of term which this year is the 25th of September.

PARTNERS Assessed Summer School

Summer School

This year’s Assessed Summer School will be taking place at Newcastle University between 4 – 12 July 2016. Exact dates will vary depending on which subject strand you attend but don’t worry this will be confirmed in advance!

Your time at the Summer School is made up of both academic and supporting higher education skills sessions. Academic sessions, including lectures, tutorials and practical sessions will take up the majority of your time and will be related to the course that you plan to study at the University. You will also be introduced to a variety of study skills that support the work you do at the Summer School and help ease the transition to university.

We’re also running an Information Evening on Monday 25th April that will provide more detailed information about the Assessed Summer School. If you can’t attend this you can watch it virtually!

Yes – you are required to pass the Assessed Summer School to meet your PARTNERS offer. But don’t worry! The assessed work is based on work that you’ve covered at the Summer School and you’ll received help, advice and support from the PARTNERS team, and academic tutors throughout!

If you have any further questions you can email our PARNTERS team at:

For more answers, visit us on The Student Room.

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