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Applying to Newcastle University
- Entry Requirements
208-223 UCAS Points
Average range for Newcastle University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
- TEF Rating
More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.
- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Online learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- Register interest for next virtual open day in September.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- They have previously advised that teaching for all but those subjects that require essential present in person teaching or access to specialist facilities, will remain online for the rest of the academic year. \
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I dont have many things to say as I was studing during COVID 19. I feel frustrated as I did an online course but I pay the fees of an PIP course. During this time I havent access to any of the facilities or the labs - BUT I PAY- for them. I recognise that this wasn't only Newcastle Uni problem as other Universities follow the same approach but still is a negative point. I use also the career services which was an interesting experience initially, but after a while, when you get deeper into the job interviews process, they cannot help you much. It didn't help also the fact that in every appoitment with the career service you meet a different consultant, so in a short meeting you had to explain again from the start yourself and your aims. Overall, I could say that I had an average axperience with the Uni as I believe the could much more to support the students during the pandemic.
Staff is always available, it's also easy to get in touch with university services as well as the students union. There are many spaces where to hangout within the university and study/socialise and they're all brand new.
Very beautiful campus and I enjoy the studying atomosphere, people around are friendly, carrier service is offered from day 1 you become a member of the university, you could get excellent support from the Student union also!
The property is quite good and is near the railway station. It’s convenient to travel around. Facilities in the property is excellent. Staffs in Newcastle 1 are warm-hearted. It is the best choice I have ever made to live in Newcastle 1
I had all my lectures online this year. At the beginning of this academic year, the university experienced a huge cyber attack which affected quite a lots of functions on the website. Fortunately, it didn’t affect much about the lecture delivering. I didn’t have many opportunities to use the facility in campus due to the pandemic. But now, the campus is reopening and I think it will be fun to go and check
It's a great experience studying there. The campus and the facilities are very easy to access and more advanced. The staffs are very much understandable and helps us in every possible way. We also have our student unions and counsellors to resolve our issues and also to improve ourself. We do have English courses separately for international students.
Love the campus, so beautiful and everything within walking distance. So many clubs and societies to choose from and the students union is great, so many food options and great study floor. Careers service helped a lot with my cv.
Newcastle University has been an amazing experience and I have met some lovely people. The pandemic has been difficult but my accommodation and the people I live with has made my experience enjoyable. Overall I am satisfied with Newcastle but obviously with Covid we have not been able to get the full experience with societies and activities.
Loads of pros and cons to it all, but you're not here to hear me rant. I love this uni first because it allows me to combine topics that I can't really do elsewhere. Met really good people here; lecturers, my tutor, peers and friends. Really good societies and clubs like Blank Canvas, Fashion, Anglo-Japanese and Anime Society who have honestly been a great part of me being sane during covid. The NUSUBAMEcommittee is precious. Not too pleased about the university not listening enough to lecturers(which is why they went on strike). The whole 9k for what too...crying in international student (22k). Not being able to go to labs but maintaining that the quality of learning is the same... (all unis, but I digress), basically teaching myself(more than usual) online because of technical issues during lectures or recordings or just feeling depressed...I get that it is not their fault covid exists, but can they (those in charge)work with us... On the plus side, the gym is now finished...or not
Due to the lockdown, I have not had the chance to been to campus much but overall the facilities are new. Not much chance to join clubs and societies either, but I was lucky to be elected as a committee member of a society under the Student Union. I would defo recommend the Careers Service, the team provided me with good advice and guide me on my application of postgraduate schemes!
The teachers are excellent and the care from my course leader is brilliant, but the university support itself is weak. Personal problems are met with minimal support, and the university did not provide me with any accomodation.
Have not been to the campus on the inside yet, but it looks really nice from the outside. The clubs and societies are nice but COVID-19 restricts the full potential experience one could get from them. The students union is pretty good and sends student deals through email. Careers service website was down for a while and there are no other substitutions for that, but there are industry guest speakers and information provided through online events. Did not use the internet or wifi yet. Overall it's good and the quality of studies is also good, or at least considering the current conditions caused by COVID-19
It is difficult for me to speak of my experience, due to corona. I have hardly been to campus and haven’t fully experienced everything yet. However, with any issues I have had everyone has been very accommodating. People here live up to their reputation, it’s a great place and I would thoroughly recommend.
No, present in person teaching despite the fact government have said it is okay. Watching someone do a lab for 3 hours isn’t the same as doing it. The government have said they understand the value of face to face teaching and Newcastle are not giving us any face to face. It seems very unfair when friends at other unis get to have some face to face while we dont
As an international student, it was the best experience I could have hoped for. There was just so much support available, yet, freedom to make use of it as suited me best. The courses are truly multidisciplinary and with strong links to industry.
Terrible experience with my course - the department of Biomedical science is poorly taught with inept staff members. Lecturers were hostile when approached for help. Facilities were very poor - not enough library space or printers. Very little teaching for what you pay. City is far too small for me but quite nice. Moved to a different university and love it!!!
The university is good, it scenic and the buildings are nice (for those i have been in). The facilities for my course are good. The only thing i would complain about it the wifi around campus and when in lectures often it can fail and this means you cannot get the powerpoint up during the lecture.
Great campus that’s centrally located in the city centre close to everything a student would need and all within walking distance. There’s a huge number of events going on plus loads of clubs and societies to join to socialise and try new things running all through the year. The only downside for me personally is the careers service, from past experiences I’ve just mostly been directed to what’s online which isn’t what I’d expect from a careers advisor.
Best experience so far! The help from the tutors, the library services and the personal tutors is amazing, everyone is quick to help and assist you with essays, language problems (since I'm an international student it was really important) and maths. There's a special aid in the Library where you can get free Math's aid and you can solve problems with a professional. I wouldn't have finished my first year with a 1st class if it wasn't for all the help of the uni facilities and my wonderful tutors. The student Union could have been more active though, with more activities for internationals or in general (shows, quizzes etc ). Definitely join a bunch of societies till you find your fav! I recommend the Comedy Society, everyone is really friendly and you'll get tons of funny experiences and laughs. Τhe nightlife is kind of boring after some point cause there are limited options of clubs (small city problems xd) but you can find your way around house parties and socials.
This university brushes aside student problems at placement host institutions eg harassment of a sexual nature and sweeps problematic and serious issues under the carpet to keep up a lovely publicity front that everything is going on fine .IT IS NOT. Students with unpleasant experiences at their host institutions DO NOT Forget their experiences and this university did nothing except to say sorry for unforeseen circumstances that have befallen on an unfortunate international student .The University can Do MORE to protect female interns at host institutions and future interns. Saying just sorry does not suffice to placate or relieve the frustration , disappointment and anger suffered by an individual . This university needs to set up a help centre and not just refer interns to a website for help should things go wrong. This is really disappointing
3-4 stars for campus facilities , ZERO star rating for Museum placement module. For students selecting Art Galleries and Museum course :- The department's ignorance on workplace hazards such as sexual harassment in the real Art world increases the risk for female interns . Failure on the university's part to adequately prepare or educate interns result in their safety being compromised. The university needs to ensure a safe academic environment for all students and acknowledge accountability and responsibility if things should go wrong at the host placement institution. Student experiences matter a lot towards a university's reputation and their unpleasant experiences should not be ignored. To think the university values the Art institution partnership more than a student's welfare , unfortunate experience and grievance plea is immensely disappointing even to the extent of appalling. The university needs to address this wake up call to provide more security to interns.
To All Female Fine Arts and Museum internship students reading this review: The course modules and campus facilities are good and wifi connection is excellent however be aware of host institutions that are listed on placement internships for your course module . Sexual Harassment is very prevalent in the Art Institutions in the UK and interns are especially vulnerable to workplace misconduct . Academic institutions in the UK are very slow to address this challenging menace and Newcastle University is no exception. Their risk assessment forms failed to incorporate measures for interns to look into this matter seriously. The so called 'Change the workplace ' culture project that was recently implemented also failed in its outreach attempts to cover all departments . International students are particularly vulnerable as we are not familiar with the UK judicial system and upon further inquiry with legal firms in the UK, and interns not on the employment Act cannot seek compensation.
Such a lovely university, the campus is amazing featuring works of art from various artists. The university itself seems to have a focus upon giving back to the city, which is great, especially as the city does so much for students. Only issue is the pricing of wristbands etc. for Freshers
The medical school cares mostly about itself, has felt like there's not been a great support for the students. Usually, it has seemed when one of my peers has been in bother, the medical school have been one for chastising, not for supporting. It's been quite disappointing from that front. The library services are good, shame the decor is a bit plastic. Beautiful main bit of the campus, some of the satellite facilities are a bit ugly. Students' union feels more run for profit than run for students. The services available there, especially printing, are there for the exploitation, not benefit, of the students.
Fantastic Computer Science facilities. The Urban Science Building was finished in 2018, so it's a very well kept learning environment. Internet for Park View is ridiculously good, with both upload and download speeds. Cannot speak for other accommodations. Great nightlife and filled with students.
The university makes an effort to make you seem at home, the Student’s Union, is a lovely space in which you can relax and study as much as you wish. The 24 hour study rooms and library are very helpful during exam and essay season.
Nearly finished my first year and I have loved every second! Campus is amazing, city life is amazing and most of all there is so much help already regarding getting experience on your CV for your future career even if you don’t know what it is! Wouldn’t have gone anywhere else!
Students Union was good for food and that's about it, the facilities were poor compared to other universities I have visited and the people in charge of running the union were not professional when it came to resolving issues especially with a society I was involved with where they defending students for sending threatening emails to our committee just because the emails were defending someone who had been insulting at one of our events by someone we had no control over.
Amaaazing, really can't imagine going anywhere else. The people are lovely, so many chances to socialise and a lot of funding for societies so a variety of activities available. Loads of study space such as Philip Robinson Library, Marjorie Robinson library rooms, Law Library, Med Library, Old Library building etc. and with lots of study rooms across campus. Sometimes the wifi messes up for a few hours a couple of days a year but that really is the only downside.
Overall Newcastle Uni is a great place with a lot going on. It is central to the city centre and is a lovely campus to look at. The SU has places to eat and grab a drink, it is a really chilled out environment and excellent for meeting for study groups etc.
Actual star rating: 1/5 - Lots of sex (and cheating) and nightlife goes on here. - My course - biochemistry - was boring as hell. Yes, every single lecturer was boring. About 20% of the class pays attention. Lots skip lectures. Only one lecturer was boring but explained things well. It's just not worth it. I hated my time here. The course is a load of crap for 22k pounds. Jesus, if one hour of self study did more for me than the 5 hours of sitting through lectures, then I really have to ask myself what the **** I'm doing here. All I'm doing is seeing people get drunk literally every day, whilst I spend the same amount as the lectures I just attended, rewatching them on recaps to understand better, at half speed because the goddamn mic is so awful and the lecturer doesn't know how to separate speaking to a colleague and a student. - Also it's frustratingly harder to find people who don't just want to get drunk and s******** everyday (not joking people party everyday here).
While the campus facilities and Wi-Fi are fairly ideal, especially the libraries, the social aspects of the university and its Student Union - much like with many universities - are overtly political, in many cases, with some non-political societies excluding members who don't agree with their views. This politicism has infected the Student Advice Centre, who will often respond to problems (for example, in housing) in a brash and aggressive - rather than reconciliatory - way; placing student and landlord in the roles of proletariat and bourgeoisie respectively, and recommending that students take legal action to confront perceived injustices. The Careers Service claims to be accessible, but reality often differs, as students are required to be very specific as to exactly what service they need. Otherwise, they get recommended to simply attend a bunch of workshops.
The SU is very good - it's ran by students so most of the things you want to do, you can do it. They have a good bar and Domino's and a Subway on campus which is useful, but I haven't used a lot of the services available so I can't comment.
Pretty much flawless all around! Only main issue is the internet. Although there is free internet all around the campus, their VPN blocks out the use of Steam and my Wii U and 3DS cannot connect to it either. Otherwise, I cannot complain.
Very supportive university, that tries to help you advance your career in every way. We get a lot of career advice and are taught some career skills as part of our course (Psychology). They have some really interesting societies here like Mind the Gap where mental health issues (in the political sense etc.) are discussed. Internet sometimes stops working on my phone but only for a minute or two when I'm walking around campus, not at home. The SU has a little shop with some food and stationary and other things you could need as well as Newcastle University jumpers and other Newcastle clothes. They have a Throwback party every Saturday at the SU and I think other stuff as well.
Everyone is friendly - the student union is always looking for ways to accommodate students whether that's for studying, hanging out during the day or nights out. Awesome city, plenty of shops and stuff to do for everyone.
Having the time of my life, I could not think of a place I'd rather spend my university years. Loving my course, the staff are great and really helpful, There is a society for just about anything and the student services are fantastic. On top of that, the social side of things are great, the union is always fun and has a great atmosphere, plus the society socials take place in one of the best nightlife cities in the UK.
Newcastle is everything I've always imagined university will be like - excellent facilities,social life and beautiful red brick architecture. Campus is conveniently located right in the city centre and yet somewhat separate from the rest of the city, surrounded by parks and greenery.
I love Newcastle! Everything about it- the uni, the city, the people, the clubs, the shops, the fast food, the parks, the buildings, even the singing homeless people! It has the best parts of everything; campus is quite central, the city center has a huge variety of shops, the union facilities are great and the Robbo library is huge and modern (if you can get a seat during exam period that is!) The architecture is amazing too, the campus and city are a great mix of modern and old that somehow fits! It's beautiful on a sunny day (which is quite rare for most of the year in Newcastle!) The nightlife is legendary, so many pubs, clubs and treble bars to choose from, and there's always different nights on during the week! You can boogie at swingers, bop to techno at cosmic, jive to soul & disco at Off the Record or rock out at Rebel. Digi(tal) and the O2 academy also mean that lots of big names hit Newcastle on weekends! I'd definately recommend Newcastle to anyone!
There's no swimming pool which I don't think is good considering it's a prestigious university. We need more societies dedicated solely to the consumption of alcohol. We shouldn't have to pay over five pounds to get into our own student union for a night out. When you consider I pay less to go into better unions at other universities for half the price of that at Newcastle it's a bit of a joke. There should be a scheme that allows students to buy a pass at the start of the year to enable free annual entry in addition to other benefits such as free plus ones. That said, the campus is very well kept and it's a nice place to be.