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Newcastle upon Tyne

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How do you rate Newcastle upon Tyne?

How do you rate Newcastle upon Tyne?

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Newcastle's a great city!!

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By member711552
On 24th July 15

Living in Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle has two universities: the Northumbria University and Newcastle University, and is one of the largest cities in the north of England.

Top 10 Tips for Students in Newcastle... 

1. Town Moor. If you’re into the great outdoors or just fancy a breath of fresh air and a bit of quiet, the Town Moor is unusually close to the city.
2. Cinema? Check out the Star and Shadow Cinema for a refreshing break from the usual cinema experience. As well as more unusual films they also hold art events, gigs and other performances. It’s a great volunteering opportunity as the cinema is run entirely by volunteers who shape the way the venue is used. If that’s not your thing pay a visit to Tyneside Cinema, a likeable and convenient little venue with some good social events.
3. Festival. Start saving now for the Evolution Music Festival in May.
4. Feeling creative? Visit the Make and Mend Market for some beautiful, creative goodies, or practical and inspirational workshops, craft swaps and other activities. You’ll come away with some unique, lovingly-crafted items and the shiny, satisfying feeling that you’re supporting local crafters and designers. You’ll also be doing your bit for the environment as several of the crafters use recycled materials, so bring along your unwanted items. Check their website for upcoming events.
5. Night out. The Quayside is a good area for bars and clubs if you’re planning a night out.

6. Shopping spree? Newcastle is one of the North’s best areas for shopping. For convenience, start with the high street area right near the universities and look around Eldon Square. When you want more variety or have a bit more time on your hands, head over to the MetroCentre – Europe’s biggest shopping centre.
7. Market. If you have a spare afternoon, why not make your way to the picturesque Grainger Town and browse the market there? If you’re into history or architecture it’s a must.
8.The Theatre Royal .Regularly shows many of the much-loved West End productions as well as other fantastic performances. Go along 2 hours before the show and you might even be able to blag yourself a half price “standby ticket” at the box office. Bring cash and your student ID, and have a back-up plan!
9. Beer. If you’re a fan of a real beer, don’t miss the Newcastle Beer and Cider Festival.
10. Discounts. Register with studentshoppinguk.com and regularly check their website. Every now and then they run a “Student Shopping Night” in Newcastle, with loads of chunky discounts for their members. I sense a shopping spree coming on…

Independent Study

Life Science Centre: Nothing beats running round a discovery centre pretending to be five years old, and Life is big on its interactive exhibits, including having the biggest planetarium in northern England. We’re sure you can convince your tutors that this is proper research!
The ‘Lit & Phil’: This independant library is the biggest of its kind outside of London. Whether it’s your reading list or your personal bookshelf you’re stocking up, with 150,000 books in the building chances are you’ll find the right one for you. The library also holds concerts, book launches and other events in the building, so you may end up staying even longer than you meant to.
Theatre Royal: Newcastle’s largest theatre regularly hosts touring West End shows, and regular visits from the Royal Shakespeare company. If that’s not contributing to your education, we don’t know what is.

Definitely Not Study... 

Boating: The Northumbrian University Boat race takes place every year on the Tyne between Newcastle and Durham. While you’re there, take the opportunity to check out the iconic Tyne Bridge and it’s modern counterpart, the tilting Gateshead Millenium Bridge
Town Moor: This common is bigger than Hamstead Heath and Hyde Park combined! It’s a great place to get some fresh air while still being within eyeshot of the campus. The Hoppings, Europe’s largest travelling fair, is held here every year.
Other festivals: The Evolution Music festival, held at the Quayside, takes place annually. So does the Beer Festival, where you should make sure to include a pint of the iconic Newcastle Brown Ale.


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th July 15

Newcastle's a great city!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th July 15

Excellent

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th July 15

Incredible city to live in, so many places to eat out and have nights out! Shoppings not bad and the locals are usually very friendly!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th July 15

Its a small city with a great transport system; most of the railway has a direct connection throughout the entire uk!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th July 15

Newcastle is known as the 15 minute city for a reason, it has everything you need within walking distance and the metro and bus services makes it quick and easy to get in and out of. The nights out are a class above the rest.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th July 15

Best city, great bars, shopping and sports available on your doorstep. With the beach a Metro journey away.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th July 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st July 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st July 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th June 15

What can I say, it's Newcastle

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th June 15

Amazing city to live in, really friendly and great value for money

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th June 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

5 mins from where i live so easily accessible

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15

best place to live

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15

Amazing city. I live 20mins away so knew I wanted to go anyway. Never looked back once

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th April 15

Everything is very good. Lively and always good. Multiple shopping centres in reasonable distances that less are less than a 5 minute walking distance from the University.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd April 15

A great university city. Loads of students, compact, endless variety of cheap club nights, shopping and eating out good.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd April 15

I've visited lots of friends in other student cities and I cannot imagine myself having anywhere near as good a time in any city other than Newcastle. It has everything!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st April 15

Metro's are Helpful, If you find the right places to eat (there's lots of them!) then your in for a treat, Nancies Bordello is a personal favourite!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st April 15

Cheap cheap cheap! Great nights out, good size so save on travel costs big time. Really friendly city, but the coast is close and so is the countryside. Best of everything.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st April 15

Nice student areas. Good size, most things walking distance. Metro to the beach. Too many private school kids.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st April 15

It's sick cheap drinks cheap everything friendly Geordies

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st April 15

I love it so much here! Cheap to live always something to do! Great weather and plenty of great nights out perfect for a fresher

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th March 15

best nightlife

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th March 15

Brilliant city with excellent night life and friendly people, only downside is the homeless and the reluctance of the council to help them!

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