Ricky Road might not look like the most glamorous student halls in Newcastle- but it is, without question, the best. I can't imagine my university experience being any better! The cleaners might come in and bang about at ridiculous times after a night out or refuse to clean some days because someone left their coat on the floor in the living room, but if you want to make friends at uni, Ricky is the best place to do it! Being in a block means you can make friends with anyone, and if you want a post night out debrief, the rest of the team are 10 seconds away.
It's also the cheapest accomodation going, really close to campus and doesn't usually cost more than a fiver back from town in a taxi (split between 4 people, that's about a quid a person!). Ricky really is known for being the 'party halls' of Newcastle, everybody's heard about it and wants to live there.
Wouldn't recommend to people who want to get some serious work done in first year, it can be quite noisy!
It's probably the reason why so many fresher's have such a great university experience at Newcastle. You can really bond over the prison like layout of the accomodation. The fact that you share the key living areas with your flatmates such as the toilet, tiny fridge, tiny freezer and a common room really makes you get to know each other. I absolutely love it and wouldn't change my halls if I had the option.
Unbelievable fun. The atmosphere in Ricky was unmatched by any halls I've visited in the country. You get used to its rough edges and how when you visited you thought this Is the last place I want to be. Ignore that, it's class.
Really good, each flat comes with telly and freeview and can be connected up to the internet, in the hub there is sky sports and pool table and it has an onsite gym which u pay for your induction and a one off fee, its small but has what you need, all rooms are ensuite and is secure and secured parking and bike shelters with codes and a short walk from campus and is close to city centre, office staff are lovely as well as maintenance staff and there are always activities being held such as easter egg hunt halloween party and no need to pay any extra and in freshers was an inflatable party with sumo suits, bucking bull etc
Wow ricky is the best accommodation in the country and i wouldn't change a thing about it!
Newcastle university it would be absolutely insane to knock this palace down you will regret your decision! Ricky road is responsible for a certain percentage of Newcastle students, don't be silly now
Don't expect to do much sleeping, but expect to make amazing friends and crawl out of bed to get to your lecture at the last minute with minimal distance. When you finally leave, novelties like clean dishes and sleep make you happier than they should - this is good. No one should live first year in luxury. Ricky is a rite of passage. #GoHardOrGoMarris
Known as the s***test halls in Newcastle uni but its really not that bad, relatively comfortable and maybe not the cleanest place but you can guarantee an amazing time with something happening every night - brings a new meaning to 'f**k first year'
Well. When I first entered the Ricky-sphere , the decor , brown brick , yellow walls , and green sofa wannabes and the somewhat interesting smell.... I was not prepared for what I would soon be reffering to as the most amazing year of my life. There's no contenter to Ricky. Ricky is love and Ricky is life. You don't need sleep or your own bathroom and clean dishes are overated you only the the most amazing people you'll ever meet which can be found in ricky.
As loud as it can be and as much as everything breaks I wouldn't want to be in any other halls. The people are brilliant and it's just so sociable with so many friendly faces, a great laugh and just all round greats fun!
University would be nothing without Ricky Road. Ricky is the prime example of a stereotypical uni experience, friends, fun and party's... And more friends and fun! As you start falling In love with the place you can no longer even see the grime, or get annoyed with drunk singing at 4am outside your window. Ricky brings together the best things about uni, and the people that it holds are the best people you'll ever meet and will follow you through the rest of your time in newcastle and even your life!