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Newcastle is the 2nd 'Best UK Student City' 2023 according to the Student Crowd, as voted by students. The fast growing culture of Newcastle is one to witness.

Newcastle upon Tyne is regularly hailed as one of the best cities for student life. It’s partly due to the city’s compactness, which makes it large enough to be vibrant and exciting while small enough to feel like home. It’s also due to the sheer number of students: one in every six people in the city is a student.

After reading about how great living in Newcastle can be, you’ll most likely want to visit and discover it for yourself. Check out our upcoming Undergraduate and Postgraduate Open Days - we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Student Life

The Students' Union offers a great social scene at the heart of our City Campus. The Union building features three award-winning bars and it's the venue for some of the biggest club nights and gigs in Newcastle.

There are a huge range of clubs and societies that you can join. With all our thousands of students, there are sure to be people who share your enthusiasms and want to try new activities.

If you enjoy any sport at any level, we’re the place to be. Join Northumbria Sport or learn a new sport and make use of fantastic facilities that include our £30 million flagship ‘Sport Central’.

You can also add a different dimension to student life by taking advantage of our partnerships across the world – perhaps registering for a summer programme in another country or completing part of your studies abroad.

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