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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
9.1 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"Newcastle is a great place to study and the university campus is beautiful. I love the surroundings (less so the weather) and the close proximity to green spaces and the seaside. There is plenty to do as there is an abundance of independent restaurants and cafés, parks in every corner and good facilities such as a gym, a students' union and plenty to do in terms of societies."
"Newcastle has a range of different activities to get involved with, plus the nightlife is amazing. The library is really good plus it's a good size to fit the vast amount of students Newcastle has. Living in student accommodation was one of the best experiences of my life. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Jesmond Dene is the best daytime activity."
"The university is right in the middle of the city centre so you're never stuck for food/transportation/things to do. My accommodation was a 10-minute metro ride away and I liked that it was quiet but still easy enough to get into town."
"The university and the majority of the facilities are very close to the student accommodation in the city centre. The student accommodation I chose is expensive regarding the facilities and the services."
"The library is a little on the small side, meaning that it can be difficult to get a spot during exam times. Additionally, the gym needs expanding and the lack of a swimming pool is disappointing."
"The uni is right in the centre of the city and it's fantastic because all of the shops are super close. The accommodation is very nice but some can be a little far out. There is a lot to do in the city and it's only a quick train (or bus) ride to the Metrocentre or Durham. It's close to the beach as well! The only con is that there aren't any big supermarkets in walking distance but, if you club together with your friends, you can get your weekly (or monthly) shop delivered."
"The university is located right in the centre of the city and there are bus and underground stations so it's very easy to reach. There are a lot of activities to do during your free time too."
"There is loads to do in the city centre and in the SU during the day. There are loads of food places on campus too."


"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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