What are the Benefits to Studying Online?

Once again, we’ve swapped classrooms and lecture halls for desks in bedrooms and kitchen tables – it's back to online studying from home. But while we all miss meeting up with friends and family as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, there are some major benefits to online study, plus some golden...

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5 Top Tips for Take-Home Exams

Having to work and study in the same space as you would usually relax is not everyone's cup of tea. However, having to complete an examination from home is perhaps even more difficult. Nonetheless, there are plenty of measures you can put in place to ensure you maximise your focus and complete any...

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COVID-19 Community Spirit #WeAreNCL

Not only have staff and students from Newcastle University come together in the fight against COVID-19 but so has Newcastle upon Tyne during these unprecedented times. We are in complete awe at each business, charity and individual from every corner of our city stepping up for their community. Your...

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Top Virtual Events

Who said staying in can't be fun? Take a look at these unmissable virtual events to keep you entertained through the new normal!

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Readjusting to Change in the Wake of Coronavirus

It’s fair to say that none of us could have anticipated an event such as this and we may be surprised at how feelings of stress or worry are manifesting in new ways.  Getting to grips with the current climate is enough of a challenge, without having to manage our finances, our studies, the...

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5 Tips for Researching Universities Virtually

If you were planning on applying to university this year or next, you may feel that not being able to visit university campuses makes imagining university life difficult. But although your research journey has changed a little because of Covid-19 restrictions, the destination is still the same:...

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How to meet your flatmates and coursemates before starting university

These are unusual times, and while we’re all getting to grips with living through computers and trying to get fresh air when we can, you might be wondering how you can get to know your future university flatmates and coursemates from home. But even though some things seem uncertain, there’s still a...

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Home Study: How to keep up in lockdown

Fourth year Chemistry student Morag shares her top tips for keeping on top of your work during lockdown...   Hi, these are just a few tips and suggestions I wanted to share to help people working in lockdown. Working from home is a bit like revising - you have to find what works for you! Hopefully,...

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4 Reasons I Chose To Stay in the UK During the Covid-19 Outbreak

'Should I fly back to my home country or stay in Newcastle where I am?' - the ultimate dilemma plaguing the minds (pun intended!) of every international student in the world during the Covid-19 outbreak. To risk boarding flights full of potential coronavirus carriers, or to remain in a foreign...

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