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Living with us | Finding your home from home

Living with us | Finding your home from home

by Susie Woods

Moving away from home for the first time can be a little overwhelming, so when it’s time to choose your university accommodation make sure you research your options.

In another of our ‘Living with us’ series of blogs, get an overview of accommodation at Newcastle University – from what’s available, to how to apply.


What’s it like living in Newcastle?

Voted one of the best UK cities for student life (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022), Newcastle is a welcoming, diverse place where one in six people is a student.

It’s also one of the Top 10 most affordable cities in the UK (QS Best Student Cities 2023), with restaurants, shops, bars and entertainment venues making it a vibrant place to live and study.


What accommodation is available in the city?

There’s plenty of student accommodation in our friendly city, but make sure you check out the key differences between each type before you choose.

  • University-owned accommodation – owned and managed by us
  • Managed partnership accommodation – owned by private providers, but run in partnership with us. The private provider will manage your tenancy, but we’ll sort out your application and allocation
  • Private accommodation –independently owned and managed by private landlords


What is Newcastle University’s accommodation like?

Our University-owned and managed partnership residences are in prime positions close to campus or in the vibrant city centre.

Choose from:

  • well-equipped flats, traditional halls, modern city-centre apartments or student villages
  • standard rooms with shared facilities; rooms with washbasins; en-suite rooms; or studios
  • self-catered and catered options
  • accessible accommodation for students with particular needs or disabilities

With so many options, get some top tips on choosing student accommodation in our blog.


Your safety

Entry-phone systems, CCTV, and on-site staff (during office hours) keep our accommodation safe, and you’ll be supported by our friendly Accommodation Services and ResLife teams to settle in.


Our new student guarantee

We guarantee a room to all first-year undergraduate students (eligibility criteria applies).


How much does university accommodation cost?

Our accommodation is affordable, with prices to suit every budget. What you pay depends on your residence's location and your room’s facilities.

To make budgeting easier at many of our sites utility bills are included in the price you pay and WiFi is free. Check out the overview for each of our sites.


How to apply for university accommodation?

Once you’ve received an offer to study with us, we’ll email you details of how to apply. If you meet certain criteria, you may be able to use our Book Now system, and reserve your room according to availability at the time. If you're not eligible for Book Now, you’ll be able to apply online using our Application Portal.

We don’t allocate rooms on a first-come, first-served basis, and we work hard to offer you a place in your preferred accommodation, although we can’t guarantee this.

For more advice on how to apply for student accommodation, read our blog.

Want to know more about our fantastic Accommodation Service? Then don’t miss the other blogs in our ‘Living with Us’ series. Read Molly’s story to find out what it’s really like to live in University accommodation; discover how you can Live your best Reslife with our support programme for first-year students; get to know the Accommodation teams that will support you when you join us.

Get more advice for your journey to university HERE