What is the Russell Group?

If you are thinking about studying at a UK university you will probably have heard of the Russell Group. But what is it? Which universities are in the group? And what makes them special? Read on to find out.

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Study with us | How you’ll learn at university 

Wondering what it’s like to study at university, how different lectures will be compared to classes at school or college, and how you’ll be supported to learn? Read on to explore some of the ways you’ll learn and find out how skills you’ve already mastered are about to make the move from school to...

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Helping make your career dreams come true

We’re one of the top 20 'most targeted' universities by the UK's leading employers – that means you’ll leave us as a highly desirable graduate, ready to take the next steps in your career. Read on to find out about the resources, services and advice you could access to achieve your career dreams if...

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Study with us | Adding to your degree

Your university experience isn’t just about studying for a degree, it’s also your chance to develop valuable employability skills, broaden your horizons and gain real-world experience that could help you lay the foundations for your future career. In this ‘Study with us’ blog, we’ve taken a look at...

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What support is available for international students?

Starting a university degree is an exciting time, particularly when it involves studying in a different country.  Newcastle University is home to 29,000 students from 140 countries, so we understand what it’s like for students to study abroad. We also know how sometimes they need a little extra...

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5 minutes with: Nancy Kerr-Elliott, Folk and Traditional Music Degree

Acclaimed folk musician Nancy Kerr-Elliott has recently joined Newcastle University as a Lecturer in Folk and Traditional Music. With 40 years' experience playing the violin and a wealth of knowledge spanning composition, traditional song, English violin repertoire and music therapy, Nancy brings...

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The graduate immigration route explained

On 1 July 2021, the UK's Graduate Immigration Route opened for applications. But what does this mean for you? Not only is the UK a great place to receive a world-class education, you can also get valuable work experience and add some of the world's biggest brands to your CV in the process. The...

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5 transferable skills from university

Transferable skills are skills that can be applied to any situation or workplace. For example, communication skills or problem-solving.  When you go to university, you become an expert in your subject area but you also build on valuable skills that will help you in your professional career, and can...

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How to start a business at university

Some of the world’s biggest names started at university, including Snapchat, Facebook and Google. Could your business be the next addition to that list?  Never has the value of university been more contested than recently. Many prospective students are tempted to skip university, and jump straight...

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