Newcastle excels when it comes to culture, food and drink these days. Its thriving alternative scene fills it with independent venues, traders and unusual happenings. The buoyant mood and humour of the Geordies is infectious and makes it an incredibly fun place to study.
The arched bridges that leap over the Tyne give the waterfront a cinematic feel. The modern buildings of the riverfront contrast with the Georgian style of the old city centre. There’s always loads of activity on Quayside, including the Market on Sundays and a huge range of places to eat and drink. You’ll find the BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art there and the immense Sage Gateshead concert hall, designed by world-famous architect, Norman Foster.
"There’s always loads of activity on Quayside, including the Market on Sundays and a huge range of places to eat and drink"
You’ll find everything in Newcastle, from microbreweries to temporary cultural spaces in old council office blocks, plus a dedicated Creative Quarter. If football’s your thing, the resurgent Newcastle United are never far from anyone’s minds in the city. There is of course still fantastic nightlife if you’re looking for it too.
Both of our buildings are a short walk from Newcastle University and Northumbria University. Our brand-new Collingwood building features a cinema room, gym, a top-floor terrace and a TV in every room, while Stephenson House has social spaces and a friendly community vibe.
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