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Why choose Newcastle University?

Why choose Newcastle University?

by Judith Charlton

There's a lot to think about when it comes to choosing a university, from finding the right course to choosing a city where you will feel at home. 

Here, we've listed just five of the many reasons you might want to choose Newcastle University...



  1. Newcastle University is among the highest-ranking universities in the world 

  2. Newcastle is among the most affordable, student-friendly cities in the UK

  3. We're five-star

  4. You'll build your future with us

  5. Our priority is your health and wellbeing


Newcastle University is among the highest-ranking universities in the world 

Newcastle University ranks in the top 110 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024) not to mention we’re a founding member of the Russell Group! We also rank in the top 140 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023.

Our research is world-leading, so you can rest assured you're learning from academics who are trailblazers in their respective fields. Whatever your passion, you will be paired with like-minded students and academics who share your interests and will challenge you to delve deeper. 


Newcastle is among the most affordable, student-friendly cities in the UK

Newcastle ranks in the top 10 most affordable cities in the UK in the QS Best Student Cities 2024. It's also 5th in the UK for student life (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022).

Our city offers a rich mix of sports, local music, history and a multicultural arts and literature scene. If none of that takes your fancy, few can resist the allure of Newcastle's nightlife - all within walking distance of our city-centre campus.




We're five-star

Our teaching is ranked five-star (QS Stars 2023) and you’ll be guided by gifted educators to become an independent critical thinker.

You’ll learn through:

  • lectures and seminars
  • practical sessions
  • group learning
  • self-study
  • research
  • fieldwork and field visits

You’ll also get plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice – through presentations and exhibitions, performance opportunities, projects, placements and more.

During your first year, a peer mentor will help you settle into life as a university student and you'll be supported in your studies by a personal tutor. Your tutor is usually a member of academic staff from your degree programme who can advise on academic matters, as well as direct you to any wellbeing support you may need.

Our facilities are five-star, too (QS Stars 2023). You'll have access to specialist subject facilities ranging from a sea-going research vessel and marine lab, to high-specification labs and clinical skills suites, two commercial farms, music and media studios, plus much, much more as we continue to invest millions in an outstanding campus environment.

An on-campus museum, theatre and gallery bring history and art to life; our library service is multi-award-winning; and our partnership with the £350 million innovation district, Newcastle Helix - a living laboratory and global centre for science, technology, research and education in the heart of our city - will enhance your learning experience.




You'll build your future with us

We’ve been awarded 5 QS Stars for Student Employability (2023) and we know how to prepare you for life after your degree.

Our Careers Service will support you while you’re studying with us and for up to three years after you graduate.

You'll learn to:

  • plan your career through workshops and insight events
  • market your skills and experience in CVs, applications and LinkedIn profiles
  • find placements, internships or work experience
  • prepare for interviews and assessment centres
  • find jobs – including part-time work while you’re studying
  • start your own business or independent career


Our priority is your health and wellbeing

Our Student Services have been brought together in one dedicated building on campus, so you can access all the advice and information you need throughout your journey with us.

And if life gets a bit challenging our Student Support and Wellbeing services will be there when you need us most, offering:

  • counselling
  • mental health support
  • disability support
  • financial support
  • faith and spirituality support, including opportunities for prayer, worship and meditation


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