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Top 5 things to do on campus

Whether you plan to attend one of our Visit Days or you’re simply taking a tour of campus, there’s a lot to see and do at Newcastle Uni. To help you make the most of your time on campus we’ve put together a short list of tips so you don’t miss out on the best bits!


Sure the lecturers can tell you about the course content and how great a degree programme is, but that’s their job. To get the real story about studying, speak to those that are living it every day.

How engaging are the lecturers? What are the exams like? Is it easy to get text books out the library? Which halls have the best parties? These are all questions you need the answers to, and only real life students can answer.


You’re going to need somewhere to live when you go to uni, and in first year that usually means halls.

Checking out where you’ll be living in person is a lot more realistic than flicking through a glossy brochure. There’s no such thing as Photoshop for your eyes, so you’ll get a real idea of where would suit you best. Newcastle offers a range of accommodation to suit all budgets.


Whether it’s through subject talks, or just an informal chat, it’s well worth having a talk to any potential lecturers – you might get on like a house on fire! You’ll not only get an inkling into the new style of teaching, but also an insight into the kind of personality your lecturer will have (intense, relaxed, interactive, off the wall etc)


It’s just over the road from our campus!

Once you’re moved in and settled, your exploratory instinct will take over and you’ll want to see what your new hometown has to offer. That’s why paying us a visit is a great way to explore your potential future surroundings, and see if they’re suited to your hobbies and interests. Wander off down the high street, try that local speciality, and quite literally take a walk in the park!


Having the chance to look around is how to really find out the truth behind the fancy prospectus pictures. Do you prefer grand buildings straight out of Hogwarts, or are you more of a postmodern-super-structure kind of guy or gal?

It’s also a great way to check out the facilities for your course, and have a nosy at where you could be studying.

So if you want to see for yourself what Newcastle has to offer, but you can’t attend one of our Visit Days, why not register for one of our Campus Tours. Tours take place from the end of May until mid-November and are a great way to see the campus and facilities. Find out more about the Accommodation Tours we offer here. But even if you can’t attend any of the above, you can visit the University in your own time, and use our Campus Tour Guide to find your way around.

So there’s our top five ways to make the most of your visit to Newcastle University campus. If you’ve got any questions or if you’d like to find out more about studying at Newcastle Uni, just use the enquiry form below.

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