How we support our 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 visa route explained

On 1 July 2021, the UK's Graduate visa route opened for applications. But what could 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 Graduate...

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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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How to get admission into a UK university

Deciding where you want to go to university is just the first step. Next, you’ll need to send an application. Written statements, qualifications and personal details are just some of the information you will need when you apply.  There’s a lot to remember when you apply to the UK, but the process...

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Study with us | A guide to our facilities

According to one of the most popular university ranking systems – QS World University Rankings – our facilities are five-star. High specification labs, innovative teaching and lecture spaces, clinical skills suites, rehearsal spaces, industry standard workshops and studios, are just the tip of the...

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Should I stay at home for university?

Moving out to go to university is a big deal, and it's not for everyone. Each year, many students opt to live at home or locally during their studies, and still get to enjoy all the fun and excitement of university life without having to compromise on home comforts. Leaving home for the first time...

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How important are GCSEs?

It can be hard to think further than school or college when you're a young person, especially during Covid-19. In this blog, we'll talk you through how GCSEs can inform your next steps. Your GCSEs are the jumping-off point for your future.

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