Small town with one ok club. Lots of great pubs and lots of food shops nearby, waitrose in town and lidl and aldi not too far away. Quite a few nice places to eat and some sweet shops
By member584478 On 18th April 2023
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Harper Adams University is self-contained, located three miles outside of Newport. All around the campus are uninterrupted views of the amazing countryside.
Harper Adams University
Harper Adams was founded in 1901 and is set on a 494-hectare farm. It is a leading specialist university in the future development of food production, processing, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business.
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Newport Student Life
Newport is a market town in Shropshire (not to be confused with the city in Wales!). If you are thinking of studying near Newport its safe to say that you’re the kind of person that quite enjoys being in the middle of rural nowhere.
Cost of Living
Student accommodation costs range from £90 - £167 per week; the average is £138 per week.
Compare the average elsewhere: Manchester: £171/week, Birmingham: £173/week, London: £287/week.
(Prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)
Harper Adams University has put together a helpful table of living costs comparing Harper Adams to Birmingham. It will give you a good idea of how much expenses such as rent, food and travel will cost. Check it out here.
For a town of its size, it has a surprisingly good nightlife, mostly encouraged by the presence of the students and pubs offering everything from sports games to quiet corners. Most of this is centred around the wide high street so it’s easy to find. You’ll also find yourself at the Student' Union Main Bar for nights out, especially Wednesday nights which are always the big night out and are often fancy dress themed.
There is a local bus service and buses go from Telford to Newport, and then from Newport to the Edgmon campus. There are also free shuttle buses during term time and if you like to cycle it’s a great location to have a bike.
Harper Adams is a well-catered campus university with an abundance of restaurants, cafes and a pub, making eating out very easy! When you are keen for a change, Newport has a range of pubs, bistros, tea rooms and lots more to try. Some do student deals like Indian restaurant Taste of Paradise where students can get a 4-course meal for just £7.95 on Mondays!
Newport has a distinctively wide main street which is home to independent and high street shops, picturesque cobbled streets, a wide range of cafes and restaurants, supermarkets and utilities. Slightly further away is Telford, which covers any serious retail therapy needs. The shopping centre has over 150 different shops so you’ll be sure to find what you need there.
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There’s a lot of old stately homes in the area, many with large grounds and seasonal events held all through the year like the beautiful Attingham Park. Treat yourself to a posh scone while you’re there.
One of England’s biggest cities is only an hour away with its massive shopping area and multiple big venues for concerts and theatre shows, so you’ve really got no excuse to make the most of all it has to offer.
As you head east towards Stafford you’ll quickly find yourself getting into the Peaks, with opportunities to go walking, boating, maybe even something nutty like hang gliding.
Classified as a World Heritage Site since 1986, the area made a unique contribution to the industrial revolution in the 18th Century. Now you can cycle, canoe or walk to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Ironbridge Gorge.
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The nightlife is...
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Small town with o...
Small town with one ok club. Lots of great pubs and lots of food shops nearby, waitrose in town and lidl and aldi not too far away. Quite a few nice places to eat and some sweet shops read more
Newport is a smal...
Newport is a small town that is largely known for being a student town mixed with a retirement community. It has the basics that any student would need, and for other requirements there is a larger, more diverse town within a drivable distance read more
Newport is a real...
Newport is a really nice town with some high street shops and food shops all within a 10 minute drive. Nightlife usually consists of going to the su on campus or the one club in town. I drive my own car so can’t really comment on public transportation read more
I lived at home a...
I lived at home and commuted. Newport is a dead city that's mostly declining, so you have to go to Cardiff if you want anything. It has good transport links. They could be better. It's a quiet city though, so good for anyone who enjoys a quiet life away from a busy city like Cardiff. read more
Newport is okay,...
Newport is okay, it is a small market town, Telford is much better for shopping and nights out with a lot more things to do there. There is a minibus to and from campus from Newport. There is places to eat out and there is one night club, there are Harper nights where it is cheaper to get in and there are a lot of student prices around the town too. read more
Newport is your t...
Newport is your typical local village and high street. Cute with everything you need accessible in the area. Lots of cute pubs all offering different quirks but only one club available for your big nights out. read more
Range of pubs and...
Range of pubs and charity shops but little else. Apart from one waitrose all other shops are further out from the centre making a car needed to live here. Only one club which plays the same songs every night. read more
Rajas is the best...
Rajas is the best takeaway after a night out, Newport has lots of charity shops for socials fancy dress and countless pubs and one nightclub which is usually best on Mondays (student night) and Saturdays read more
Newport is a litt...
Newport is a little town with the larger Telford nearby. There are regular buses and I think the prices are decent, especially in comparison to if you lived in a city uni. There's lots of pubs and one main club in Newport, so the nightlife isn't like being in a city but on the student nights out it always gets super busy and social. read more
Newport is a rela...
Newport is a relatively small town with a few basic shops to buy essential at, although there is a public bus which you can take to the Telford station and town centre. There is only one club and a few pubs. It is relatively cheap to live although the closest supermarket is Waitrose which is slightly more expensive than your average shop read more