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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£115.00 per week (subject to availability)
FeaturesCinema, Controlled Access Gate, Entertainment Room
Top tipEarly Bird Offer - up to £300 off your first rent installment for a limited time only!


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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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