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The facilities at Northumbria are second to none, whether it be for sports or for engineering, it's phenominal. The English department seems to be a tad dated, but it's obvious the university continuously updates it's most overdue buildings, so I'm sure in the, not so distant future, even English will be modernised. Besides facilities, teaching staff are not just friendly but the vast majority I had were very interested in all aspects of their modules, some lecturers like to teach some parts and not other but, for the most part, at Northumbria they are fully focused and interested in all. Help tends to be fast, email responses rapid, but to be honest if there is a serious issue involving the course, and how the students are satisfied...getting it in order does take lots of effort and time, and mostly gets ignored. I did however really enjoy my time at Northumbria, I'll always remember certain lecturers and society members and even some sports team members for how inclusive they were.

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By Tan023
On 2nd July 18

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Knoll Court #1
New Bridge Street #2
Claude Gibb Hall #3
Glenamara House #4
Liberty Quay Newcastle #5
Manor Bank #6
Clapham House #7
Camden Court #8
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The facilities at Northumbria are second to none, whether it be for sports or for engineering, it's phenominal. The English department seems to be a tad dated, but it's obvious the university continuously updates it's most overdue buildings, so I'm sure in the, not so distant future, even English will be modernised. Besides facilities, teaching staff are not just friendly but the vast majority I had were very interested in all aspects of their modules, some lecturers like to teach some parts and not other but, for the most part, at Northumbria they are fully focused and interested in all. Help tends to be fast, email responses rapid, but to be honest if there is a serious issue involving the course, and how the students are satisfied...getting it in order does take lots of effort and time, and mostly gets ignored. I did however really enjoy my time at Northumbria, I'll always remember certain lecturers and society members and even some sports team members for how inclusive they were.

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By Tan023
On 2nd July 18

Applying to University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Entry Requirements:

160-175 UCAS Points

Average range for University of Northumbria at Newcastle 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.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Offers:
18,835
÷  
Applications:
21,870
=
Offer rate:
86.12%
Acceptances:
4,880
÷  
Applicants:
19,010
=
Acceptance rate:
25.67%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 25th January 2018. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.

University of Northumbria at Newcastle Reputation

Northumbria University is located in North East England, Newcastle. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 26,645 students are enrolled at Northumbria University:

- 22,950 of these students come from the UK
- 760 come from other EU countries
- And 2,940 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2017/18)

The graduate outcomes for Northumbria University show that six months after leaving university, 96% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Northumbria University, is £21,000 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)

Updated: 23rd September 2019


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st October 19

Not a bad uni. I’m at coach lane campus so can’t say much for the main one in the city.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th October 19

Lovely modern university with lots to offer whether it be its course offering, student help or sports and societies. It is an up and rising uni with lots to offer to its current and future students!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th October 19

Uni is great, helpful and has good facilities available.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th July 19

Good university with a lot to do socially for students

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th July 19

Great uni and close to city centre!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th July 19

Facilities good and easy to find everything you need. Everything close by.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th July 19

Northumbria university is a great place to study and start your career after graduate

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd July 19

Facilities good and all close by!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th July 19

This University will provide you with plenty of careers services

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th June 19

The facilities at the university are good

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th June 19

The only decent part of the university is the Student's Union. This is a very disorganised university, unable to answer simple queries. A lot to improve upon Would NOT recommend this university at all. Not worth the trouble or £9K a year.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th June 19

The only decent part of the university is the Student's Union. This is a very disorganised university, unable to answer simple queries. Placements are ill placed and horrendous, failed my placement due to the placement not being able to provide the pre-requisits for passing. Communication is awful, I was essentially told that I had passed an assignment since I have not received an email to state otherwise. To then be told later that day, actually I had failed. Would NOT recommend this university at all. Not worth the trouble or £9K a year.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th May 19

great uni, a lot of courses on offer, amazing location and always stuff going on

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th April 19

Campus is class loads of things for students to do

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th April 19

The campus life was amazing and the university has modern classrooms and computer labs that made studies more interesting. It was a great experience overall.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th April 19

Overall a very good university would recommend

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th April 19

Hello Guys, I am an international student from India Studying at northumbria, I came to Uk hoping to get a job after my studies but despite 100s of applications, i can strongly say that UK is defnitly not the place to come if you want a job after u study. The course iam doing is MSC renewable and sustainable energy with advanced practice, however i regret to say that the help to acquire the advanced practice/ Internship is very bad and its really really hard for international. I strongly recommend nobody to come from india to study in UK. The university facilities are really good but at the end of the day what you want is a job which is quite impossible to find for an international student.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th February 19

Only live in Claude Gibb if you want mold in your showers, dryers that down work at all so you waste your money, no toilet paper ever, or hair in your eggs at breakfast. The only thing keeping me here are my friends. Also the staff in the language department told me they "weren't impressed" with me so don't go ask stuff for help unless you want to feel like crap about yourself. Very rude and very unhelpful. Also very unorganized, I've talked to many other international students who said they didn't receive important emails the first two weeks, just like me, therefore we missed important events. Also, they messed up my schedule more than once the first two weeks. Super rude. Super disorganized. But the professors are very nice.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th February 19

I really like the modernity of this Uni.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 8th February 19

I'm on a Postgraduate course at Northumbria. I don't say criticism lightly, but I felt this is necessary. It is the most disorganised university I've known of. Staff always giving conflicting information, at the expense of students. Not to mention other issues, poorly executed exams, constant issues with IT, frequent timetable mix ups, inadequate teaching staff. I went to uni in Leeds for undergrad and it was dramatically better and more organised. Most others in my class I have spoken to have bad things to say about the university, especially students who have come from other universities and who are used to competance and basic organisation. The campus is nice/fairly clean but that doesn't really mean much when the institution staff performance is innately poor.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 10th December 18

It is a bad university please it’s my personal request do not join this university it only wants our money they are low ranked university

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th December 18

I’ve loved being at Northumbria uni and have really enjoyed meeting new people and exploring the city through having placement all over the city!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th December 18

The university is good and helps gain a lot of exposure

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th November 18

The Student Union go above and beyond to ensure that all students feel represented and included. They have gone the extra mile to make it so that prospective society chairs can set things up without unnecessary barriers and hidden costs. The difficult task of meeting people has been that much easier through joining a society! The campus boasts two bars - Red's and Habita. They are insanely affordable. While the facilities are exceptional, potential improvements would include priority booking for the library, far too many people sit playing on their phones at computers that could be better utilised by other people. The book loan service is excellent - they make finding texts incredibly easy and give you ample time to make the most of your loan. / I think that the university admins do not realise how expensive student life is, and should not be as strict on attendance. Students have jobs, and employers aren't always as flexible as they should be. Overall, a brilliant campus!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th November 18

Good university to study at and good location as everything’s near by

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 6th October 18

Worse university ever. I currently doing the MSc Web and Mobile Development Technologies (Part-Time) at the London campus. It has been a big disappointment so far. Teaching is so bad the worse standard. I would never recommend it to anyone. Please do not waste your money

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th September 18

It's a great uni, come visit and see for yourself.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th August 18

Great university. Great facilities

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 20th July 18

An absolute disgrace and an insult to the HE industry. Studied my BA in the business school in 2012-14 and it was fantastic. But since then Northumbria has liteally nosedived in every regard to become what I can only describe as an utter joke. Yes the Uni execs have spent a fortune on shiny new buildings and park benches. But just about every other thing about this place is a mess. - Due to internal conflict and organisational unhappieness the vast majority of staff are resentful, disrespectful and often rude to students. - The brand new Ask4help service is an utter failure and a waste of time. They either take 2 months to get bac to you or tell you to contact a different department. - The vast majority of PCs are barely working. - A great many rooms and buildings are filthy dirty all the time. - A great many lecturers are condesending, arrogant overall an awful,failure of budget university with bad staff and worse teaching/ performance standard and expectations.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th July 18

Great university with helpful and friendly staff.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th July 18

An amazing department of health and life science especially biomedical science where the lectures thrive to give up to date examples. Plus the research project allows for the development of interpersonal and profesional skills.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd July 18

The facilities at Northumbria are second to none, whether it be for sports or for engineering, it's phenominal. The English department seems to be a tad dated, but it's obvious the university continuously updates it's most overdue buildings, so I'm sure in the, not so distant future, even English will be modernised. Besides facilities, teaching staff are not just friendly but the vast majority I had were very interested in all aspects of their modules, some lecturers like to teach some parts and not other but, for the most part, at Northumbria they are fully focused and interested in all. Help tends to be fast, email responses rapid, but to be honest if there is a serious issue involving the course, and how the students are satisfied...getting it in order does take lots of effort and time, and mostly gets ignored. I did however really enjoy my time at Northumbria, I'll always remember certain lecturers and society members and even some sports team members for how inclusive they were.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th May 18

Love Northumbria would definitely recommend it to anyone

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th May 18

It’s good. Nothing more to say

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th May 18

Basing student experience around the Newcastle nightlife is a good way to kill brain cells and have fun without growing or challenging yourself as an individual. Students also come here to learn. Also should embrace being new and different rather than pretending to be an old established uni for foreign students.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th March 18

It’s a good university, with some really great professors. Everyone raves about the sport facilities too.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd February 18

facilities follow the modern society, attempt to offer the best environment for student to study

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd February 18

some lecturers from art and design department are very racist and abusive to either intentionally isolating student from group study in the workshop or serious verbal bully due to racial issue. some university department staff they are also very corrupted and themselves bullying or discriminating their own staff. Regardless there are amazing lecturers with great knowledge. however, the structure of university itself is very commercial to a level that they don’t care whether you can study or not under any abusive condition but making sure to take all the tuition fee they demanded. Marist influence affect their sense of morality. and this is due to the geographical setting and the local cultural of identity, class that formed this overall university. Foreigner who are willing to join this university shall consider the logic and constitutional cultural aspects as well as the region setting (art - very subjective, lack of sense of logic and realistic understanding in contrast to business -

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th August 17

Internet was spotty at best, the clubs were alright.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd August 17

Not much to say here, except that some of the coaches are completely useless.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th April 17

good but student support are completely useless and have zero empathy

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 11th March 17

everything very heavily based around nightclubs, not easy to socialise due to accomodation being spread around the city rather than altogether, was also mostly locals attending the uni who lived at home making it less social

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th March 17

The students union is an excellent social hub for meeting new people and is also a great place to relax through the week, putting on several events in the evenings on a regular basis (e.g. karaoke). The staff in the entirety of the university and students union are friendly and approachable, the library is an excellent place to revise and buildings such as the business and engineering buildings have excellent facilities. The Internet is widely good however can drop in and out and the food in the students union is excellent too.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st March 17

I'd really reconsider if you're going to decide on this university. It sounded great when I was choosing it. However, once I enrolled and started it was a very different story. Lecturers themselves are great, just seem to be under pressure and management that is more interested in money and figures than anything else. Feedback, even for decent / excellent marks is brutal and insulting. Student 'ask for help' services are terrible and not helpful, their finance team and interested in getting every penny out of you they can, and insisting they're correct when overcharging on fees, promised great career prospects, however upon starting the course was informed that less than 12% of graduates in our subject area manage to get a career out of it, and that's just the very top of the ice berg. If your set on coming to the north east seriously consider the other universities, having worked and studied at the others they are definitely much better choices.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th November 16

Living far away it is hard to get to social events but the campus facilities are great

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th November 16

Only negatives would be that there is little way to socialise without drinking, or that sport and society sign ups on occur on one day rather than multiple opportunities throughout the year

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd November 16

Easy buildings to find, lots of help advice and different services

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd November 16

I've not really been involved in the city university as I'm usually on the other campus.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd October 16

Love it here. I feel so at home. Always an event on.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th October 16

Done a masters here and started a PhD ... Great learning environment and staff. There is much to be desired though when it comes to for instance the financial and IT services.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 16

Great year so far roll on year two

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th April 16

Couldn't fault my university experience

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st March 16

Love uni, it's a well social place and you meet everyone! Never a dull moment

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th December 15

Really enjoying being a student at Northumbria haven't got involved in much so can't give a fair assessment

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th December 15

Overall a good university! Love the city of Newcastle. It's vibrant, fun, and there is always something to do. If you're looking for something a bit more traditional, perhaps look at other unis.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th December 15

Great social atmosphere, loads of likeminded people and very supportive.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th November 15

Best university in the north east for the experience

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th November 15

A brilliant university; I'm really glad to have come here. A large campus and everything is easy to get access to! There's a 24/7 Library as well as a university shop,bar and student union in the same area

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd November 15

Newcastle is an amazing city to be able to live in and Nirthumbria university provides countless opportunities for you to get involved in societies, clubs and other activities, at Northumbria your degree is just the beginning

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd November 15

An amazing experience, a place that sets you up for life!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th October 15

Everything you'll ever need within walking distance, high-quality facilities and fantastic societies

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th October 15

It's an amazing university with an incredible atmosphere whether you're on campus or in the accommodations.

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

Decent uni with a lot of facilities.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th October 15

the facilities here at great from the gym to the numerous discounted Starbucks

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th September 15

Awesome experience, great campus and the people are really, really nice!

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

The University is very modern, clean and the Sports Central is great for all gym/sport buffs, although v. busy on an evening

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th August 15

All the facilities you could need with award winning gym and library. Lecturers extremely helpful and take time to help you. Student feedback is wholeheartedly welcomed and action taken upon the feedback which is extremely refreshing! Nightlife is quite frankly the best in the UK.

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

Absolutely amazing uni life! People from all over the country and world and a uni with one of the best nightlife's in the country! Lots of newly built accommodation too.

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

All the things from programme modules, teaching facilities (esp sport centre), reachable campus site & accommodations are excellent!

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

the lecturers and tutors are very helpful! you can get many friends if you join the societies or volunteer because the students are very friendly either the local and the international students :)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st May 15

Northumbria university makes you enjoy Monday's. There's always a buzzing atmosphere! It's a great place to study, meet people and it's in the best city!

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

I love being a student at Northumbria Uni, Newcastle! Brill first year so far :)

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

Love Northumbria campus....great facilities to work in

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

Wi-fi went off all the time but the university was amazing! Loved my first year

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

Love it here. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The labs are modern and great to work in as well

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

It's a great uni. Think more events need to happen and not just drinking all the time

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th April 15

Internet is poor and slow in common areas. There are lots of job opportunities presented to students with regular e-mails getting sent out almost daily for new things.

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

I can't imagine being anywhere else. The students union puts on some brilliant events, its the only Union to be at on St Patrick's day!

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

SU is the best part of the uni.

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

Best experience of first year was definitely St Patrick's day at the SU, best event all year

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

Brilliant University, Amazing experience, Unforgettable memories.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th March 15

Humble uni, it's really casual and gives a balanced uni experience.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th February 15

law at northumbria

You can do an MLAW course which incorporates your undergraduate with a masters level qualification and either the bar professional training course or the solicitors route The lecturers are great most of them in the law school are solicitors or barristers some still practicing. The law block is brand new and has mock court rooms Sports central is brand new and has great facilities There's always plenty of the books needed for the course at the library You get free print credits

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The main library is always pretty busy The pool is open to the public so in the evenings it gets pretty busy

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