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where do i begin.. I LOVE IT HERE! The people are so nice and helpful, lovely decorations, banging social room! everything yous are looking for is right here at The Shield! P.S they give awful lots of freebies 😋

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Newcastle upon Tyne Hall Rankings


Albion House #2
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Leazes Parade #4
Knoll Court #5
The Shield #6
Metrovick House #7
The Glassworks #8
Albert Place #9
Newgate Court #10
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where do i begin.. I LOVE IT HERE! The people are so nice and helpful, lovely decorations, banging social room! everything yous are looking for is right here at The Shield! P.S they give awful lots of freebies 😋

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Hi, would you say there's a lot of social flats and a few flat parties (if there is that's a good thing)
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How much does the laundry cost?
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Is an ensuite room available from April 11th 2022
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do you have WhatsApp number ?
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Student Review: 5 /5
By member986042 On 12th May 23 verified Verified student

Pretty good experience. Lovely staff

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1379430 On 23rd February 23 verified Verified student

i have absolutely loved my time at the shield, great staff, security is always helpful and a call away when needed. have already booked to come back next year! couldn’t recommend them enough

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Reply from The Shield On 27th March 23

Student Review: 5 /5
By member779244 On 22nd February 23 verified Verified student

Great facilities and friendly staff! Highly recommend!

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Reply from The Shield On 27th March 23

Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member1278000 On 10th February 23 verified Verified student

The rooms are very good and worth the reasonable pricing. The staff members from reception, maintenance, cleaning and security are all very pleasant, approachable and nice people. I have never needed to be concerned for my safety in my entire time here and I attribute it to the wonderful effort and commitment of the security , especially Mr Keith who i feel goes above and beyond to resolve any issues that arise. It’s a wonderful place and I’m unsurprised it is fully booked so quickly.

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Reply from The Shield On 27th March 23

Student Review: 5 /5
By member877037 On 3rd February 23 verified Verified student

Lived here almost 2 years now and I couldn’t recommend it any better

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Reply from The Shield On 27th March 23

Student Review: 5 /5
By member776962 On 2nd February 23 verified Verified student

where do i begin.. I LOVE IT HERE! The people are so nice and helpful, lovely decorations, banging social room! everything yous are looking for is right here at The Shield! P.S they give awful lots of freebies 😋

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Reply from The Shield On 27th March 23

Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member776773 On 1st February 23 verified Verified student

I have been staying here for 2 years and they have taken care of me well. They even reduced my tennacy price due to me being a loyal customer.

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Reply from The Shield On 27th March 23

Student Review: 5 /5
By member476217 On 27th January 23 verified Verified student

Staying in The Shield gave me the feeling of being closer to home. The team members are very friendly,helpful and attentive to the student’s needs. I feel very safe and secure staying here. Monthly fun activities, complimentary free breakfasts and freebies are some perks of staying here. Overall, it is such a delightful experience staying with The Shield. And special thanks and appreciation to the team members :)

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Reply from The Shield On 27th March 23

Student Review: 5 /5
By member660323 On 25th January 23 verified Verified student

This accommodation is amazing, couldn’t be happier. The staff are unbelievably helpful, special shoutout to Keith and Vanessa.

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Reply from The Shield On 27th March 23

Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member969520 On 17th June 22 verified Verified student

The location is the best thing ever, quiet enough for me and only about a 10 min walk from the city centre. I love my room so much and have decided to stay in it again next year :).

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Reply from The Shield On 20th June 22

Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member869239 On 30th May 22 verified Verified student

I'm excited I've just made my booking here. In four years of studying abroad and switching student accommodations, my tour here has been the most positive (thanks to Cobi, who couldn't be more kind or professional!) The place and the living experience seem to be so thoughtfully designed, and it can be seen really in the smallest details (even at booking). Very much looking forward to moving-in in September!

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Reply from The Shield On 6th June 22

Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member1167718 On 31st March 22 verified Verified student

I have lived for two years in this accommodation. Very neatly maintained. But I was feeling alone as there were no mates of my country during my stay. Staff are very helpful. They are very strict too. Even the security staff are very strict. I would recommend everyone to stay here..... Excellent facilities, very near to the uni and has a gym too..

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Reply from The Shield On 1st April 22

Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member567434 On 21st March 22 verified Verified student

Great accommodation, love staff, great social spaces and everyone is friendly :)

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Reply from The Shield On 22nd March 22

Student Review: 5 /5
By member1267139 On 11th March 22 verified Verified student

The Shield staff have been massively helpful and kind throughout my booking process and stay here in Newcastle. They've been interactive and fun and are always willing to help out

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Reply from The Shield On 15th March 22

Student Review: 5 /5
By member767133 On 11th March 22 verified Verified student

Such friendly staff always happy to help and put on a great range of activities! Great location so near to uni and town and also plenty of shops and cafes nearby!

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Reply from The Shield On 15th March 22

Student Review: 5 /5
By member867096 On 10th March 22 verified Verified student

I highly recommend The Shield. The staff are very friendly and helpful, all the common areas are neat and clean and the rooms are well equipped. I have spent almost a year here and without hesitation booked my room for the final year of my education at Newcastle University. It might seem like NCL Uni is far from the accommodation, but it honestly only takes less than 4 minutes to get to campus, thanks to the metro which is only 5 minutes from the dorm.

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Reply from The Shield On 15th March 22

Student Review: 5 /5
By member1167094 On 10th March 22 verified Verified student

Outstanding staff especially Koby, Vanessa and Richie, very helpful team and excellent property. Thank you for your efforts

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Reply from The Shield On 15th March 22

Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member767093 On 10th March 22 verified Verified student

Really comfortable and quiet and my studio is a great size with lots of storage and space. Great events throughout the year. Great staff too!

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Reply from The Shield On 15th March 22

Student Review: 5 /5
By member1166789 On 1st March 22 verified Verified student

My experience at The Shield has been fantastic so far. The staff are super friendly and are always able to help. The team runs a variety of social events and frequently leave food or freebies by reception. The facilities are clean and well decorated. Any time we have needed something fixed it has been carried out promptly. Before Christmas our television stopped working because it was caught in a never-ending software update loop (not our fault) and when we returned we had a new television. I totally recommend this accomodation!

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Reply from The Shield On 2nd March 22

Student Review: 5 /5
By member465023 On 16th December 21 verified Verified student

Could improve with the online bookings. There are too many online booking system.

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Reply from The Shield On 2nd March 22

Student Review: 5 /5
By member0859 On 29th November 21 verified Verified student

Best accommodation I’ve lived in so far!

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Reply from The Shield On 30th November 21

Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member1164305 On 27th November 21 verified Verified student

Amazing accomodation, very clean, modern and amazing people

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Reply from The Shield On 30th November 21

Student Review: 5 /5
By AntreasP On 27th November 21 verified Verified student

I've been leaving here for 4 years and all i can say is that i had and i have the best experience from this accommodation as well as from the staff. Very friendly. Already booked for next year as well. Highly recommend!

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Reply from The Shield On 30th November 21

Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member664250 On 25th November 21 verified Verified student

I live in the Shield and I must say I honestly love living here, everyone who works here are fantastic, customer service is great, social spaces are great and the rooms are nice quality.

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Reply from The Shield On 30th November 21

Student Review: 1.7 /5
By member561974 On 27th August 21 verified Verified student

Never even got into campus so wish I’d stayed home. Only just today (end of august) got my deposit back after moving out in JUNE. Staff seem to have a vendetta against giving you parcels. Gym is decent but if you book on weekends the security has to do checks round the building and are never in to give you the key so could be waiting for up to 30 minutes for them and you only have a 1 hour slot in the gym. Never met a single soul living there so not good if you want to make friends. I would just highly recommend you get a house and not stay here, especially if you’re in anything above first year. Also, the walk to newcastle university is much longer than it says on the website, I’m in the medical school and it would take me around 30 minutes to walk there. Also, if you have a car it is so infuriating that there is SO much space to park a car there but it says everywhere no parking. There’s literally fully functioning spaces and I’d have to park miles away it’s very annoying.

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Reply from The Shield On 6th October 21

Student Review: 5 /5
By member0859 On 3rd July 21 verified Verified student

As much as I love the staff and social spaces, I wouldn’t have rebooked for so many years if it wouldn’t have been for Keith. The thought of having 24/7 reliable and trustworthy security on site has calmed me greatly and made me feel protected. The few times I had noisy neighbours and couldn’t focus on my assignments, I always turned to Keith who would resolve the situation within the first 5 minutes of me ringing. He’s always been friendly and I could see the effort he put in to get to know the students who live here, from remembering names after one encounter, to trying to learn greetings in different languages so he could make the international students feel more comfortable. He’s always respectful, professional and it’s always been a delight talking to him. He’ll make time to chat with you if you’re lonely, upset or simply want to talk to someone, which has been an immense help, considering I’ve lived alone for what feels like forever now. The Shield is extremely lucky to have him

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Reply from The Shield On 22nd July 21

Student Review: 5 /5
By member660323 On 19th June 21 verified Verified student

BEST ACCOMMODATION EVER I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOOKING HERE!! I’ve lived here during COVID and I truly believe the shield has went above & beyond to keep me safe , The facilities are amazing , the staff are kind and beyond helpful (Vanessa has helped me out personally many times ) and then there is Keith , I mean he bakes for us (his brownies are to die for) , brings his puppy’s in for us & helps us out when we’re maybe being a little drunk and silly with patience & he never seems upset or hassled by it , he makes you feel like he truly is here to help in anyway possible and he made me feel safe at all times and I’m very sad to be leaving my home from home

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Reply from The Shield On 22nd July 21

Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member760208 On 16th June 21 verified Verified student

Wanted to write this review to appreciate the security guard Keith. His brownies are from out of this world and he’s always up for helping out with any problems I had. Think the lad deserves a pay rise he’s the best!

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Reply from The Shield On 22nd July 21

Student Review: 5 /5
By member859931 On 10th June 21 verified Verified student

Such a great place to live, after a horrible experience with accommodation last year the Shield has restored my faith. There’s always a friendly face on reception, 24/7 security making sure the place is safe and just the building in general is amazing. All the things available are so convenient and well kept, even the garden area. Whenever you have an issue it’s solved within a matter of a few hours! All the staff at the shield make sure that it’s definitely a home away from home, which is usually rare to find with student accommodation.

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Reply from The Shield On 22nd July 21

Student Review: 5 /5
By member959596 On 4th June 21 verified Verified student

The Ensuits are well maintained, the staff are friendly and they give good security.

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Reply from The Shield On 22nd July 21

Student Review: 5 /5
By member659594 On 4th June 21 verified Verified student

Very good staff and high security.

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Reply from The Shield On 22nd July 21

Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member1359593 On 4th June 21 verified Verified student

The staff have been super friendly and helpful throughout my stay. Easily the best accomodation I've lived in in the last three year at uni

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Reply from The Shield On 22nd July 21

Student Review: 5 /5
By member859592 On 4th June 21 verified Verified student

Best security ever. Stayed there 3 years

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Reply from The Shield On 22nd July 21

Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member959590 On 4th June 21 verified Verified student

Great accommodation and very secure. The security guard i think he is named Keith was always available and solved all our problems

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Reply from The Shield On 22nd July 21

Student Review: 5 /5
By member957005 On 28th April 21 verified Verified student

Lovely place, staff are very friendly, flat I stayed at was well looked after and enjoyed my time here.

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Reply from The Shield On 22nd July 21

Student Review: 5 /5
By member1356444 On 16th April 21 verified Verified student

Staff are very friendly and rooms are so good for the price! Only 15 minute walk to town so its really handy!

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Reply from The Shield On 22nd July 21

Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member656357 On 15th April 21 verified Verified student

Social spaces aren’t open Staff are lovely and helpful!

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member1255851 On 1st April 21 verified Verified student

The Shield Accommodation team has consistently delivered a great service. Personally, I like the layout of their studio and ample storage wardrobes. However, the management is very strict with their tenure term, which is a problem for students who started the academic term in January.

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member1255728 On 30th March 21 verified Verified student

The Shield is a great place to live. The staff are really friendly and are always there if you need anything. The location is also in a great spot, it is just a 5 minute walk from the main campus and a 10 minute walk from the quayside. Overall, I would definitely recommend The Shield.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1055725 On 30th March 21 verified Verified student

Rooms are great value for money! I'm unable to comment really on the social aspect due to the pandemic, but just through seeing the social room itself and images/stories I can see it is great fun!

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member755723 On 30th March 21 verified Verified student

Very nice accommodation, however haven’t been there for 2/3 of my tenancy due to covid and haven’t received any information about discount/rent payment.

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member855721 On 30th March 21 verified Verified student

Lovely accommodation and perfect location

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member455720 On 30th March 21 verified Verified student

The Shield I absolutely love living in this accommodation, the location of it is the best - close to the city center, close to the surrounding parks. The staff is always smiling, kind and willing to help. The studio is big enough with a kitchen and bathroom. I will definitely recommend anyone hesitating, do not hesitate, book this accommodation, you will not regret it!

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member1255718 On 30th March 21 verified Verified student

A new accommodation, very modern. No understanding for students who were impacted from covid and did not use their bookings. No discounts no refunds nothing.

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member1353772 On 29th January 21 verified Verified student

This is my second year living in the Shield, studios are good and practical but covid rules are not adhered by other residents and property managers do nothing about it except sending emails stating the rules. 2 times drunk people have tried to break in my door while I was inside, parties by students (during lockdown) take place every week. Property managers have never done anything effective to stop the incidences (that are not allowed by the tenancy agreement). However, security is responsive, polite and friendly

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Ioana On 12th November 20 verified Verified student

This is why you should book at The Shield! Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, I couldn't return home, and to be in a different country and away from my loved ones during these very scary times brought immense anxiety and concern. However The Shield's staff removed all my worries and made me feel like I was at home, always having someone to talk to whenever I needed. Keith, is one of the nicest people you can meet. He brings his beautiful puppies in every year for the students to play with, which no matter how stressful exams get, cuddling a puppy takes all of that away. He has never failed to cheer me up whenever I needed it and has even taught me how to bake and play pool! Vanessa, even though she has over 400 students to manage, she always makes time for each & every one of us. Sarah, Christy and Ray have always welcomed me with a smile on their faces, and helped me with anything I needed! This is why The Shield is the best. It isn't an accommodation, it's a home with a caring family!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By KARIEM123 On 7th November 20 verified Verified student

Its such a lovely environment surrounded by a friendly staff.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By zeinahiggins On 7th November 20 verified Verified student

The accommodation as a whole is a great student space. Great security, friendly staff and ideal location. Love it here!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Lorena Ioana On 4th October 20 verified Verified student

This is why you should book at The Shield! Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, I couldn't return home, and to be in a different country and away from my loved ones during these very scary times brought immense anxiety and concern. However The Shield's staff removed all my worries and made me feel like I was at home, always having someone to talk to whenever I needed. Keith, is one of the nicest people you can meet. He brings his beautiful puppies in every year for the students to play with, which no matter how stressful exams get, cuddling a puppy takes all of that away. He has never failed to cheer me up whenever I needed it and has even taught me how to bake and play pool! Vanessa, even though she has over 400 students to manage, she always makes time for each & every one of us. Sarah, Christy and Ray have always welcomed me with a smile on their faces, and helped me with anything I needed! This is why The Shield is the best. It isn't an accommodation, it's a home with a caring family!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member551178 On 17th September 20 verified Verified student

Starting my second year at uni and the shield was the obvious choice for accommodation. After staying for most of my first year the staff and overall feel of the shield have made it feel like home. The staff are super friendly and helpful even going as far as to give more options for moving in. Vanessa and Sarah are definitely some of the most helpful people I've met and the security team are great. Overall the shield is a great place to live while at university.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member451177 On 17th September 20 verified Verified student

The Shield is an amazing accommodation and cheaper than most other accommodations. The staff are always friendly and are willing to help with whatever problem you are facing. The maintenance team are quick to respond and are also extremely friendly. The rooms are perfect for the price and are extremely cosy, once you’ve moved everything in. I couldn’t recommend this accommodation enough for both Northumbria and Newcastle students!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member651163 On 16th September 20 verified Verified student

Honestly the best place I could have asked for. The rooms are clean, modern and spacious. Ive been in both a bronze and gold studio sharing with my partner. The bronze even with the smaller space was adequate room for the two of us. The gold studio however provides a lot of good floor space and just makes the room feel more open. Amazing for if we have people visit. The social areas are always a lovely place to hang out and I love impressing my friends and family with it. The study area is immaculate and provides a warm, quiet environment to help focus in. However by far my most favourite thing about The Shield is the staff. Ive always felt looked after and cared for. They are super super friendly and always try their hardest to help you with anything you may need. They always make me smile! They provide numerous activities each month to interact even over lockdown they try their hardest to keep spirits high with virtual quizzes and activities. Cant be anymore grateful.

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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member648655 On 24th May 20 verified Verified student

Nice accommodation, very close to Northumbria uni. However, quite overpriced for what you are getting. The main downfall was the reception staff, not only were rude and unhelpful they were also inconsiderate especially towards mental health problems. If a problem was to arise you would be penalised rather than helped. I met many other people who felt this way during the year I was staying at this accomodation. As well as this, during the current Covid-19 situation the Fresh Student Living company has also decided not to waive our final rent payments despite many students being unable to access the accomodation. I feel this reflects their attitude to students generally. In my opinion it is a lot about making a profit and not about the wellbeing of the students there. I really wouldnt reccomend staying at The Shield.

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member1340903 On 30th July 19 verified Verified student

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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Reply from The Shield On 22nd July 21

Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member540895 On 30th July 19 verified Verified student

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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Reply from The Shield On 22nd July 21

Student Review: 5 /5
By member540760 On 26th July 19 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By member740747 On 25th July 19 verified Verified student

Fantastic place with dedicated staff, bring your sense of humour

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Reply from The Shield On 26th July 19

Student Review: 5 /5
By member840742 On 25th July 19 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By member440741 On 25th July 19 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By member1140737 On 25th July 19 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By member1040725 On 25th July 19 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By member440706 On 24th July 19 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 1 /5
By member1340697 On 24th July 19 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By member740416 On 15th July 19 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 1 /5
By member439590 On 15th July 19 verified Verified student

worst place to live, do not book here

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Reply from The Shield On 16th July 19

Student Review: 5 /5
By member440388 On 13th July 19 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By George Ntais On 12th December 18 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By NMW On 9th December 18 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By Hawra On 9th December 18 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By member0859 On 8th December 18 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 4.9 /5
By Haaris On 8th December 18 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By GeorgieC On 7th December 18 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By member1235245 On 7th December 18 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By member635244 On 7th December 18 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By member735243 On 7th December 18 verified Verified student

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

Student Review: 5 /5
By Prynick Prym Raman On 6th December 18 verified Verified student

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

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