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Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
9.5 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"The location of the uni is great and there are many places to study on campus. You can struggle to get seats in the library, however, and the uni gym is quite small, though there are a lot of cheap gyms available near the uni. Accommodation is nice but quite expensive and a lot of the accommodation isn't on the main campus."
"The gym for me is the only drawback. It's expensive, ill equipped and poorly situated. There's also no pool."
"The location is perfect as it's right in the centre of the city but also close to the student area of Jesmond. The campus is really accessible so it's easy to find your way around and there's also a mix of really nice old and modern buildings. The university has a great gym, two large library spaces and lots of on-campus cafés and shops to buy food. The student accommodation is of a good standard overall and there are different types of accommodation to satisfy different groups of people's requirements and budgets. During the day there are shops, cinemas, places for mini golf, bars, coffee shops and bowling and the beach is not far away."
"The university is located right in the centre of town, which is handy for transport links and popping into the town for errands. There is also a nice park nearby, which is quick to walk to. The university is a compact campus that's quick to get around and there are many computer clusters distributed across the university and labs within the selected schools that we can use. Some student accommodation is closer but even the ones further away are still within walking distance. Students can visit the northern stage, Hatton art gallery or the Hancock museum during the day."
"The Newcastle business school is situated right in the city centre so the location is great. There are many cheap places to eat around the university campuses. I am from Newcastle so the only thing I would say is that there are no really good parking facilities."
"We're in the city centre but you can also be at the beach or countryside really quickly on the Metro. The gym is really good but the library could do with more seating (Walton library). During the day you could go shopping in town, go to the beach or go to Durham/York on the train. There are lots of places to eat and go for drinks and you can walk to the quayside, which is really nice."


"Campus right next to city centre, excellent location. Student accommodation is good, however, I was placed in halls three miles off the main campus, which was not ideal."
"It's in the city, so everything's close by. Taxis are cheap. Bus system could be better. Would be nice to rent out the dance studio."
"Uni is situated right in the middle of town ideal to get anywhere to any shops or train/bus stations. Most of the accommodation is within walking distance. If it's raining, there's always the metro which is close to uni and in first year there are free uni buses from some accommodation so you can get to uni easily. Still might need a public bus to get home though!"
"Newcastle is a great city to live in. Campus is beautiful, filled with greenery and plenty of very old buildings."
"The city is really friendly and really easy to find your way around. There are lots of good shops and a good transport system (the metro). The campus is really nice and a good size. The facilities are good but could be improved. Student accommodation is on the whole good."
"Campus is in an excellent location right next to city centre. My student accommodation isn't a high standard but it's cheap. Facilities are generally good for both course and sports."
"Good location and good condition on campus. A lot of the halls are far out and with the removal of the cheapest option next year, it may be too expensive."
"I think the campus is located in a prime position with the town centre and train station etc all being within walking distance. The facilities are great and there seems to be a lot of renovation constantly occurring to ensure they are of the best standard."
"Amazing city, great night life, heaven for foodies. Student accommodation alright. Top notch facilities."
"Everything is within walking distance and Newcastle itself is a very safe place to live. I never feel worried or scared walking alone late at night. The facilities are all amazing and there is never a shortage of computers or work space. The accommodation is standard but sociable."

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