Students drinking coffee on campus

Campus life at  Newcastle University

Everything you'll need in one place

Newcastle University provides everything you’ll need for a fulfilling student experience. The University ranks in the top 12 in the world for international student satisfaction (International Student Barometer Autumn 2015) and INTO Newcastle University achieved 94% overall student satisfaction rate in the INTO Exit Survey 2015.

While your studies are the main reason for coming to the UK, how you spend your leisure time is also important. You’ll find a great selection of facilities here, catering to a wide range of special interests.

A global faith community

Newcastle University offers regular faith services, including Christian, Buddhism and Muslim, as well as links with the city’s major religious communities. Whether you want to attend worship services, discuss a confidential matter or to explore your faith, the chaplaincy is open to all students of any or no faith.

The University Chaplaincy is situated behind the Robinson Library has provides prayer rooms which students and staff are welcome to use.

There are also student societies within the Students’ Union which represent other major religions, such as Catholic, Pagan, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu and Sikh societies. If you find that your faith is not represented at the University, we can also help direct you to groups in the wider community.

Newcastle University sport facilities

Newcastle University provides a wide range of sport clubs, facilities and events

Sports for all interests and abilities

With more than 60 student-led clubs and societies, as well as extensive on-site sports facilities, Newcastle University offers a wide range of activities and events for sport enthusiasts to enjoy. Highly ranked in the British Universities & Colleges Sport league, it’s one of the best UK universities for sport – so there’s always something for to get involved with throughout the year.

From the traditional sports such as hockey, rugby and football to the more specialist activities such as mountaineering and parachuting, there’s sure to be something for you here, whether you’re an expert or a beginner.

The University Sports Centre is open from 7am to 10pm during term time, giving you plenty of time throughout the day to keep fit around your studies and social life. There’s a contemporary health and fitness suite, indoor sports hall, squash courts and dance studio, to name just a few of the great facilities the University has to offer.

Opening times:

Term time: Mon–Fri: 7am to 10pm; weekends 9am to 9pm.

Holidays: Mon–Fri: 7am to 10pm; weekends 9am to 5pm.