Newcastle Student Guide

Posted at: 10:22 am,  09/22/2016

Location:

One of the jewels of the North East is the city of Newcastle, which sits on the northern bank of the River Tyne. The city boasts a population of 1,650,000 according to the very most recent figures and sits roughly 8.5 miles away from the North Sea.

Culture:

The city of Newcastle has long been proud of their history and have immortalised it in some of their many museums including; Discovery Museum, Hatton Gallery, Beamish Museum, Turbinia and Great North Museum: Hancock, all of which are affordable and accessible to all members of the public.

There are a number of cinemas in the city too if you’re looking to see some of the latest and greatest in Hollywood films. Newcastle has plenty of places to offer such as Empire Cinemas, Tyneside Cinemas and Odeon (Which has it’s on IMAX Screen too), the whole cinema experience is also affordable and accessible, we recommend you check them out!

There are a numerous famous people from the city too including; Alan Shearer, Cheryl Cole, Rowan Atkinson, Sting, Michael Carrick, Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Catherine Cookson and Vineeta Rishi.

Nightlife:

The city that you choose to study in often boils down to what the nightlife in the city is like. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of three places that we think will be perfect for you in Newcastle regardless of what it is that you’re looking for. Check them out below and see what you think!

First up we have the retro-modern fusion of Florita’s Miami Bar which offers everything from cocktail competitions and beer pong all the way through to live music and DJ sets. We recommend you check it out as it is one of Newcastle’s hottest nightclubs and the guest list is mighty long!

Secondly, we have, Tup Tup Palace, which has a bit of a list regarding notable people that have visited, including 50 Cent, Cheryl Cole and Ed Sheeran and it’s difficult to argue with them! The club has everything from DJ Battles all the way through to themed nights! We recommend you jump on the guest list for this one too!

And last, but by no means least we have, Tiger Tiger, which is a jungle-themed nightclub with everything you need from a club, whether it be cocktails or a packed dancefloor, Tiger Tiger has got you covered! Make your way on over to Newgate Street and see what the club is all about first-hand!

Activities:

The city has a number of ways to keep the community together including; The Grand Lantern Parade, which is a magical live music event, incorporating light and movement. The procession makes its way through The Alnwick Garden and into Alnwick Town creating a spectacular visual feast for everyone and is run annually, make sure you get your tickets.

Transport:

The transport in Newcastle is very efficient, offering everything from bus routes, cycle paths, underground metros and train stations. The city itself also has its own airport, so if you’re looking to take a mini-break abroad, then this is the place to go to as it flies to most international destinations.


St James' Park

St James' Park is home to Newcastle FC. The stadiums capacity is 52,000 and always has a buzzing atmosphere, so even if you're not a football fan, its worth watching a game for the experience. St James' also hosts another performances and events, so check their website to see if there is something you and your friends may enjoy.

Bar Crawls

Newcastle is another city with a very popular nightlife, especially with students. There are a range of bar crawl companies to choose from, the most popular is the Geordie Bar Crawl, but there are lots to choose from. Prices start at around £5 for the wristband which gets you free entry in all the clubs as well as drink s deals/ free shots in each club. Its the best way to get a feel for the different night clubs in Newcastle.

intu Eldon Square

intu Eldon Square features flagship stores and over 130 high street names and specialist shops, all under one roof (indoor centre). There are a number of places to eat and drink, so you wont go hungry after a day of shopping! The location sis great too, its right in the city centre, so you have even more choice if needed. Bring NUS card for discounted prices!