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Studying abroad can become very stressful at times and finding the right place to live is one of the most important decisions. This place must make you feel like you’re home, it must provide you with clean and nice facilities, safety and kindness. I am very happy to say with no hesitation that The Shield has everything that a student like myself will need. Each room is very good organized, leaving you with enough free space and the shared kitchens are large, modern and nicely decorated. From an economical point of view, the prices are very reasonable and I personally couldn’t be more satisfied. The common space is neither too small nor too big, making it the perfect area to spend your free time or even study. The stuff is very kind and always there to help as much as they can. All the security members are great and BIG thanks to Keith who even the craziest hours, will not only guard you, but also be a fun,trustworthy and reliable person that everyone would want in their life.

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By George Ntais
On 12th December 18

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Most helpful review

Studying abroad can become very stressful at times and finding the right place to live is one of the most important decisions. This place must make you feel like you’re home, it must provide you with clean and nice facilities, safety and kindness. I am very happy to say with no hesitation that The Shield has everything that a student like myself will need. Each room is very good organized, leaving you with enough free space and the shared kitchens are large, modern and nicely decorated. From an economical point of view, the prices are very reasonable and I personally couldn’t be more satisfied. The common space is neither too small nor too big, making it the perfect area to spend your free time or even study. The stuff is very kind and always there to help as much as they can. All the security members are great and BIG thanks to Keith who even the craziest hours, will not only guard you, but also be a fun,trustworthy and reliable person that everyone would want in their life.

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By George Ntais
On 12th December 18

The Shield Information

Telephone0191 300 6502
PostcodeNE2 1YN
Price from£99.00 per week (subject to availability)
FeaturesGym, Heating, Onsite Manager
Top tipBook a 44 week tenancy and get £750 cashback. Or choose a 51 week tenancy and you’ll get £1000 cashback!


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Is this accommodation mostly for students studying abroad not for freshers?
By member440627 On 22nd July 19

Hi,

 

Our accommodation has a large percentage of first years along with international students. If you'd like to request a flat with first years only, just drop us an email to TheShield@FreshStudentLiving.co.uk and we will suggest some rooms we think you will love. :)

By The Shield On 23rd July 19
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Hi, do you have to study at northumbria uni to stay here or can I stay here while studying at Newcastle uni?
By member538507 On 25th May 19

Hi, We accept any student from any university. :)

By The Shield On 13th June 19
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What is the annual rate?
By member1237807 On 12th May 19
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th July 19

There’s always stuff going on however I don’t usually take part in it but the staff are really good.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th July 19

My daughter Grace is currently a student at The Shield and it’s a fantastic place for her to stay while doing her studying at Northumbria University. She was at a crappy flat before this and I can’t tell you how good it is that she is staying at somewhere clean friendly and warm. But the best thing is how safe and secure it is. The girls on reception really look after her when she needs anything and the security staff really put our minds at ease with their constant vigil. You have put our minds as parents at ease that she is being so well looked after. Thank you !!!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th July 19

The Shield is a really great accommodation for anyone looking to live close to the universities in Newcastle. The facilities are new and kept clean and presentable. The decor of the building is beautiful and modern with excellent social spaces. The gym is amazing and is open 24/7. The cinema room has large comfortable sofas and an enormous TV screen. Great for watching late night movies with your friends. There are the latest games consoles available if you wanted to play the newest releases with your mates. All of the staff are so helpful and friendly if you are having any problems. Keith in particular is amazing! He always has a friendly face and will go out of his way to help. He genuinely listens and he helped me so much this year. I couldn't rate The Shield any higher, it is an amazing place to live while you are away from home!

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Reply from The Shield
On 26th July 19

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so happy you have enjoyed living at The Shield and we will make sure your comments are passed to Keith. He will be happy to know how popular he is amongst the students!


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th July 19

Fantastic place with dedicated staff, bring your sense of humour

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Reply from The Shield
On 26th July 19

Thank you! We try bring a bit of laughter to The Shield as we reckon studying is stressful enough! :)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th July 19

Amazing place to live, studios are clean, fresh, bright & modern. Social areas are the best I have seen. Including the cinema area, so comfy & relaxing, also the cozy Booths are good for chilling with friends or studying, the gym is cool also. Now onto the staff who makes this place even better, Ray is a godsend when it comes to maintenance always friendly & happy to help with no matter what it is big or small. Keith from security who keeps us safe but is always available to talk to or have a game of pool with he’s great, the girls in the office... lovely,,friendly & approachable, always putting effort in to make you feel at home & that your stay is the best including putting theme nights on & dressing the place up for whatever the occasion... love the food treats they put on as well... you will not be disappointed in your stay here.

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Reply from The Shield
On 26th July 19

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are proud of our beautiful social spaces especially our cinema room! We're so happy you have enjoyed the events we have hosted too! :) We'll be sure to pass your comments on to Ray and Keith too. 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th July 19

Best accommodation ever! There’s ntg to find fault about this place. I’ve been staying here for 2 years now and this place and tge staffs never failed to make me feel at home. I will highly recommend this accommodation for students.

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Reply from The Shield
On 26th July 19

Thank you very much for your lovely comments! We're so happy you have enjoyed living at The Shield for 2 years.


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th July 19

The best student accommodation I have been in. Beautiful common room, spacious rooms and very helpful staff who are always around if you need anything.

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Reply from The Shield
On 26th July 19

Thank you very much! :)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th July 19

I honestly can not fault living here at The Shield. I have been here for a year and a half now and if my course was longer, I would have no doubt to stay. I always feel safe which is important to me since I'm on my own. The rooms are lovely sizes and they are designed to meet our study and social needs. The social space is great and the staff organise social evenings to give us opportunities to mingle. It also has air con and booths where I work often. Every staff member is always there for a natter and they work endlessly to make sure we feel comfortable and feel like we are part of the lovely community that is The Shield! Thank you to you all! :)

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Reply from The Shield
On 26th July 19

Thank you very much - we work to ensure the students feel safe and comfortable. We're so happy you have loved your stay :)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th July 19

I loveee staying in The Shield. I miss everything about The Shield, the staff, easy to commute and i feel safe. Thank you ;)

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Reply from The Shield
On 26th July 19

Thank you so much for your lovely review. :) Feel free to pop in at any time to say hello!


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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th July 19

DO NOT BOOK THIS PLACE !!!! I did not get my grades to go the university and i have been promised by the staff that they would give my fee back, i have emailed them loads of time and nobody cares to reply to my email ! Be aware they are nice when you are there booking after nobody cares!

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Reply from The Shield
On 24th July 19

Hi,

 

As per our company policy, we do release students if they did not get the grades to get into their chosen university.

 

Could you please contact us so we can discuss the cancellation?


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th July 19

Travelling to a new country made me anxious when it comes to finding a new place I can call my home. A place that can make me feel comfortable and secure at the same time, a place that can give me the possibility to be more social, with a staff that can help me whenever I feel the need to talk to somebody. The Shield's staff couldn't have been nicer and more polite with me in times when I needed support and guidance. Shoutout to Vanessa, Christy and Sarah for always welcoming us with a smile whenever we walk in, and for always keeping us up to date with the activities they organize. Special thanks to Keith for bringing the puppies to help us relax whenever we have exams. He's making everybody feel as safe as possible and always being here when needed. By doing his absolute best to get to know the students as much as possible proves how much he wants for us to feel at home. Don't expect him to show mercy if you're playing pool with him though, I've tried it and it doesn't work.

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Reply from The Shield
On 16th July 19

We love when our students come and talk to us, it makes our day better. 

Thank you from all of us at The Shield.

P.s. Key to winning at Pool is to distract him with food.


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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 15th July 19

worst place to live, do not book here

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Reply from The Shield
On 16th July 19

We’re sorry to hear this. We would like to talk to you in person to see how we can help you. Please get in touch with the Accommodation team on 0191 3006502 or theshield@freshstudentliving.co.uk to arrange a meeting. Kind regards, The Shield Team


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th July 19

I have lived in this place for two years and i never once thought of changing into anotyer place . I am so used to my flat with a great view my home seems to be alien . Coming dro m India i was worrued as to how the place qoukd be and would it be difficult to adjust witb other international cultures but throughout my stay I learnt so. Many things about so many new vultur es and The shield has been the main reason . They gave been very kind to cater to requests on a perzonal level making my stay comfortable in every way possible . The shield staff ard more like family than a management office , sharing a laughs with the students and a shoulder to cry on at the sams time. Even though i have finisb my education and returned home, i still consider shield a major chapfer in my life and would always miss my flat . I would proudly and gladly claim the shield my home away from home . Loads of love Prynick Prym Raman

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Reply from The Shield
On 16th July 19

Thank you Prynick for sharing your experience with us, we will miss you greatly and the food that you made. We wish you all the best. Lots of love The Shield Team


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th December 18

Studying abroad can become very stressful at times and finding the right place to live is one of the most important decisions. This place must make you feel like you’re home, it must provide you with clean and nice facilities, safety and kindness. I am very happy to say with no hesitation that The Shield has everything that a student like myself will need. Each room is very good organized, leaving you with enough free space and the shared kitchens are large, modern and nicely decorated. From an economical point of view, the prices are very reasonable and I personally couldn’t be more satisfied. The common space is neither too small nor too big, making it the perfect area to spend your free time or even study. The stuff is very kind and always there to help as much as they can. All the security members are great and BIG thanks to Keith who even the craziest hours, will not only guard you, but also be a fun,trustworthy and reliable person that everyone would want in their life.

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Reply from The Shield
On 12th December 18

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We work hard to ensure that our students feel safe and at home while they are living with us whether they are international students or UK students, so it makes us very happy to know that you love living with us! :)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th December 18

The Shield is such an amazing place to live in! I was so stuck for accommodation but the shield managed to come through and were very helpful and understanding about my accommodation. When you actually live here, you’ll see that the staff take so much time and effort to make the people that live here feel welcome and safe. For instance, there’s always something going on in he social space, the security guards are fun and play pool with you (that’s for you Keith you legend!) and they even leave little treats frequently to brighten up your day!! I would 1000% recommend this place, i’ve made amazing friends and wouldn’t have chosen another place to live

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Reply from The Shield
On 11th December 18

Thank you for staying with us! We're so happy you enjoy living at The Shield. :)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th December 18

All what i can say about the shield is that it is a true shield of love.. As an international student, leaving home for the first time alone, thought would be the hardest thing for me until i moved into the shield.. I found care, love, protection and shelter here.. A place where i can call home.. and home is where you find people of your own.. And of course to the Hero of the shield “Keith”.. A hero, friend, brother and a guardian angel.. i don’t think that there are words that i can use to describe him other than “Home would not be home without you around”.

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Reply from The Shield
On 11th December 18

Thank you so much Hawra!! We really appreciate it and we're so happy you love The Shield! <3


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th December 18

As an international student coming to a new country and not knowing anyone I was very anxious about my stay here. I wanted to meet the best people, create cheerful memories and have a great first year

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Reply from The Shield
On 11th December 18

We're so happy you have enjoyed your time with us. We try our best to make students feel comfortable and create a home away from home for them. Thank you!


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th December 18

As an international student coming to a new country and not knowing anyone I was very anxious about my stay here. I wanted to meet the best people, create cheerful memories and have a great first year

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Reply from The Shield
On 11th December 18

We're so happy you have enjoyed your time with us. We try our best to make students feel comfortable and create a home away from home for them. Thank you!


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th December 18

Cover, protection, support, warmth, refuge, confidence and safety. These are some of the words that can be used to describe a shield a soldier would rely upon. The Shield in Newcastle upon Tyne provides the exact same things and more and fulfils its promise of being a shield and a safe haven to the students living there. It makes for an amazing place to live with their fantastic facilities like social area, meeting room, study room, gym all tied and brought together with an ensemble of a very supporting, friendly and easily approachable staff. Shout out to Keith Ferrell who works security and is the shield of The Shield!

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Reply from The Shield
On 11th December 18

We work hard to make sure our students feel safe and secure while they are living with us. We're so happy you love spending your uni years with us! Thanks a lot :)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th December 18

Big shout out to my man Keith! If your looking for a friendly experience with good value for money, stay here!

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Reply from The Shield
On 11th December 18

We will pass the message on to Keith - he's definately loved by alot of our students! Thank you!


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th December 18

I’ve had a great experience at the shield, the staff were all super friendly and accommodating! The social spaces are kept in great condition and met some great flat mates. The rooms and kitchen were in great condition too when i arrived too.

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Reply from The Shield
On 11th December 18

Thank you so much! We're so happy you are enjoying your stay with us and that you love your room! We ensure that our rooms are clean, presentable and fresh for our students moving in so you can spend as much time as possible making memories with your flatmates!


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th December 18

The shield has been the perfect location for me whilst doing my first year at Northumbria uni. I was very anxious when I first moved in but the girls @ reception made sure I felt right at home. My vain self has to admit that my fave part about the shield has to be the amazing bathroom, the lighting is so good, peng selfies always. I have also had great use out of the meeting room where you can access the free tea, coffee and biscuit tins!! If you don’t doing work at your desk in your room distracting then you can head to the study areas, these areas have really benefited me and i use them regularly! All together the facilities at the shield and those who run it have been absolutely fantastic, I can’t fault them!

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Reply from The Shield
On 11th December 18

Thank you! We help make sure our students selfies are always on point - and the mirror lights in every bathroom are perfect for that! We're so glad your getting great use of our social spaces too! :)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th December 18

I’ve really enjoyed living at The Shield the past 2 years. The staff here are always very friendly and helpful. The social area has been a great place to go with friends to play Pool and to watch a movie in the cinema room. Thanks for everything!

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Reply from The Shield
On 11th December 18

Thank you so much! We're so happy you are enjoying our free pool table and cinema room :D


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th December 18

I have loved this place and the people since day one. They have made me feel so comfortable I don't miss home . It is the most close knit and comfy accomodation I have been to. Thank you shield for making my stay here so wonderful .

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Reply from The Shield
On 11th December 18

Aw what a lovely think to say! Thank you for staying with us, we're so happy you love it here! :)


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