Why Choose Newcastle University 2023by Newcastle University
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....
Newcastle University is among the highest ranking universities in the world
Newcastle University ranks in the top 125 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023) not to mention we’re a founding member of the Russell Group! We also rank in the top 20 universities in the UK in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023.
What's more, with one of the largest European Union research portfolios in the UK, 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 2023. It's also 5th in the UK for student life (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022).
Our city has a rich tapestry of sports, local music, history and an enchanting theatrical arts and literature scene. If none of that takes your fancy, few can resist the allure of Newcastle's nightlife.
Historic buildings house an irresistible mix of trendy cocktail bars, budget-friendly pubs, laid-back tearooms, independent theatres, galleries showcasing the finest local art, gyms, and so much more - all within walking distance of our city-centre campus.
We're five star
Our teaching is ranked five star (QS Stars 2022) 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
- fieldwork and field visits
You’ll also get plenty of opportunity 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 2022). 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 commerical 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 (2022) 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:
- mental health support
- disability support
- financial support
- faith and spirituality support, including opportunities for prayer, worship and meditation
Students are at the heart of everything we do at Newcastle. You can find out more about life with us, HERE.
Published By Newcastle University on 17/07/2020 | Last Updated 17/03/2023