Student Diary | A Day in the Life of a Geography & Planning Student

Curious to find out what a typical day is like for a Geography and Planning student? Find out why Hannah chose to study her subject, and what she thinks of the reality of student life... University life is about so much more than just your studies and your degree. For many of us, it is the first...

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Student Diary | A day in the life of a Combined Honours student

Curious to find out what a typical day is like for a Combined Honours student? Find out why Claudia chose to study her subjects, and what she thinks of the reality of student life... Being a Combined Honours student means that day-to-day life at university is always varied: with different subjects,...

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When is Newcastle University Open Day?

There's no better way to get a feel for university life than by attending an Open Day. We host both summer and autumn Open Days, so you can choose when to visit us. Our next event is on Saturday 30 September, 2023.

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What to do at an Open Day | Your Open Day checklist

It can be hard to know how to make the most of university Open Days. Fortunately, we’ve pulled together a list of the most important things to do before you attend and while you’re at the event. So, grab a notepad and pen, and dive in to your Undergraduate Open Day checklist…

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What's the difference between school and university?

Sixth form and university differ in many ways – including teaching, learning methods, daily routines, and adapting to a new city. We asked Newcastle University student Ramita about the difference between university and school or college, and how life at university had surprised her after school.

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What life skills do students develop at university? | A guide for parents

Studying for a degree is a huge investment, but it doesn't just culminate in a qualification for your child. With all the hard work comes a myriad of transferable skills that will see them go on to excel in the professional world.

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My Biology Field Trip | Scaling New Heights to the Soutpansberg Mountains

Fieldtrips are a fantastic opportunity to put your skills and knowledge into practice. Our Biology and Zoology students recently travelled to South Africa to experience a new climate, culture, and ecosystem.

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How to apply for student finance

Getting everything in order before you start university can feel a little overwhelming at times, particularly when it comes to applying for student finance. If you're a UK student and are finding applying for your student loan intimidating, read our complete guide on how to apply for student...

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Surviving Open Days | Top tips for parents

A university Open Day is a chance for soon-to-be-students and their parents to find out what it's like to study at university, explore the campus experience, accommodation, student support and more. There’s a lot on offer at an Open Day - whether it's an on-campus or virtual event - so, we've...

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