Studying at Newcastle University London
UK degrees are designed to develop the critical thinking, creativity and confidence that potential employers look for.
You’ll be encouraged to come up with your own ideas, to debate with other students, and to ask questions. This approach of directing your own success can sound quite scary at first, which is why your teachers at Newcastle University London are equipped to support you through this transition.
Get to know your teachers
Your teachers at Newcastle University London form a part of your industry-immersive university learning experience. Our lecturers have both academic and real-world experience in the world of business and finance, so whether you're a future trader or entrepeneur you'll be on the cutting-edge of fast-moving, global industry.More about our teachers
Whether you need information to prepare for your arrival, or help with settling in to your new surroundings, our support services will be there for you, every step of the way.
We'll prepare everything you need to live, study, work and succeed in a new country.More about student support
What can I expect from the UK education system?
A typical UK degree will include a range of teaching methods.
- Lectures are large classes, where you’ll be taken through concepts and theories, and shown how these apply to the real world.
- Seminars and tutorials are small classes with presentations, discussions and informal debates, and where you can ask questions.
- Many courses have practical workshops to develop your real-world skills.
- Some courses (known as “sandwich degrees”) offer a year's industry placement in full-time employment.
You’ll need to manage your own time to conduct research outside of the classroom, prepare assignments, and study for exams. These will assess your own understanding of a subject, rather than your ability to memorise and repeat the facts you’ve been told.
For many international students, being responsible for their own learning is one of the hardest challenges they’ll face. Your INTO pathway course will help you build your independent learning skills, teach you how to reference sources and structure your academic essays, and give you with constructive feedback to help you be the best you can be.
Feedback on progress
General assignment-specific feedback is provided throughout by the teaching team. You'll receive a Semester One report in the middle of the semester, a Semester One marks report at the start of Semester Two and your final marks at the end.
Attendance at Newcastle University London
You are expected to attend all timetabled classes, be aware of any changes to your class time or room and attend any other events, such as extra classes. If you know that you will miss a class due to illness or another reason, you should contact your personal tutor.
You'll receive a hard copy of your timetable on the Friday of your induction week but you can access your timetable any time on the Newcastle University App. Timetables usually change every semester.