Living in Newcastle

Study in the friendly city

Looking for a friendly city to study in? Newcastle is vibrant, energetic and full of character. It has great nightlife and shopping, along with iconic landmarks such as the Angel of the North and the Tyne bridge. It's also well known for being one of the UK's friendliest cities.

What makes Newcastle unique?

Welcoming locals


Locals don’t get any friendlier than in Newcastle. They’re known as Geordies and they’ll welcome you with open arms.

Industrial but cultural

There's always plenty to do

Newcastle has a fantastic industrial heritage, which helps give the city a great atmosphere. And, it’s home to a really rich arts scene with countless museums, galleries, theatre and live music venues

Food in Newcastle

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to food in Newcastle. There’s a huge variety of restaurants and cafés, including many budget options. 

Whether you’re looking for comfort foods to remind you of home or are looking to try some of the local specialties, you'll find plenty of choice here. Newcastle is known for stotty cakes, pease pudding and brown ale. You could also try Pan Haggerty, a hearty potato dish.  

For more budget-friendly options, Newcastle has an increasingly large street food scene which is great for a quick bite on the go, as well as popular chain restaurants in The Gate entertainment centre and intu Metrocentre. If you want something a little more special, the Quayside and Gateshead offer a brilliant selection.

Nightlife in Newcastle

Newcastle is famous for its nightlife, which is among the best in the UK. From great club nights to well known DJs from around the world, there's always something going on every night of the week, whatever music you're into. 

Popular club venues include Shindig, Digital, The Bigg Market, The Gate and Ouseburn Valley.

Getting around Newcastle

Newcastle is a relatively compact destination, so making your way around on foot or on a bike is often a great option. 

The Tyne and Wear Metro rail system (much like the London Underground) is one of the best ways for getting around the city – it services the city centre, airport and railway station, and there are stations close to the campus.

If you need to travel a little further, the central train station offers quick connections to London, Scotland and the UK's major cities. 

And the Metro has over 60 stations across Newcastle for easy access to a host of locations, including Gateshead, North Tyneside and Sunderland. A bus ticket will cost you around £3 and subway tickets range from around £2 to £4.

Employability in Newcastle

You’ll find numerous employment opportunities in Newcastle. Major employers include Nissan, Deloitte, FlyBe, Procter & Gamble, and AkzoNobel.

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