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What does your Newcastle Uni offer get you?

Your Newcastle Uni offer gets you more than just a world-class degree! Here are ten other awesome reasons why your Newcastle Uni offer is way too good to pass up.

1. Societies

With over 170 different societies on offer, from the 20 Minute Society to Baking, there is definitely something to suit everyone – and if not, you can start up your own!

Sports and socities fair in the Sports Centre for Freshers 2014

Sports and socities fair in the Sports Centre for Freshers 2014

2. Careers Service

Whether you are seeking a graduate career, going on to further study or starting your own business, the award-winning Careers Service offers a range of support to help you realise your potential while you are studying and for up to three years after you have graduated. Find out more about the service here.

Careers Service

CV workshop

3. Sports

Newcastle University was ranked 11th in the 2014/15 BUCS National League Table and is one of the top universities in the UK for competitive sport. With over 60 different sporting clubs to choose from, the Athletic Union (AU) is one of the most diverse in higher education. So if you’re thinking of joining a team whilst you’re at uni, we’ve definitely got you covered!

Stan Calvert Rugby

Stan Calvert Cup game

4. City Life

Newcastle is one of the best student cities in the UK! IT’s known for its vibrant nightlife, incredible architecture, fantastic shopping and the famous ‘Geordie Spirit’. It’s social life has always been top-rated by students in the Times Higher Eduation Student Experience Survey. If you still need convincing, here’s a list of 17 great sights and experiences Newcastle and the surrounding area has to offer!


5. Library Service

The Newcastle University Library Services is a multi-award winning service and includes the only university Library in the UK to have been awarded five Charter Marks, in addition to the new Customer Services Excellence standard. The Library was also named Outstanding Library Team in the 2011 THE Leadership and Management Awards for work to develop the e-book collection.

Library Service

Robinson Library

6. Student Satisfaction

Newcastle University was rated as one of the top institutions in the country in the 2015 National Student Survey for student satisfaction; we achieved 91% overall satisfaction. The results place us joint first in the Russel Group for student satisfaction. We’ve also been in the top 20 in the Times Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey from 2010 to 2015.


7. Get Involved

Want to try something completely new? Give it a Go and Go Play organised by the Students’ Union offers Newcastle students the opportunity to try a variety of activities and sports – from paintballing to salsa dancing – without committing to it for the whole year.

Refreshers Fair 2014

There are also loads of ways to get involved and give back to the community, from getting involved with Go Volunteer, run by the Students’ Union, to joining in with Raising and Giving (RAG) Week. It’s a whole week dedicated to events such as a Pub Quiz, Take Me Out, Man Vs Food, a Talent Show and many more, all to raise money for charity!

8. Freshers’ Week

Freshers’ Week at Newcastle University has been voted the best in the country and it’s no surprise! With over 15,000 activities to take part in and legendary night-time events, it will be an unforgettable start to what are likely to be the best years of your life. Check out what was on offer for 2015/2016 Freshers’ Week here.

Freshers' Week 2014

9. Learn a new language

At Newcastle University, all 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 University Wide Language Programme, run by 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.

Language Resource Centre

The Language Resource Centre

10. Graduate Employability

We have one of the best records of graduate employment in the UK. 94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates entered employment or further study within six months of graduating. This places us consistently in the top 20 for graduate career prospects in the UK university league tables, including the Complete University Guide and the Guardian University Guide.


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