Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne, is an expanding multicultural learning community, with excellent links with further and higher education, industry and commerce throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.
Northumbria is the largest university in the North East, with 33,000 students from over 125 countries. Renowned for the excellence of its teaching, as well as for preparing students for the world of work, Northumbria also provides research opportunities for professional reflective practice. Situated in the north-east of England, Northumbria has two separate campuses. The largest, City Campus, is situated in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Coach Lane Campus is situated in a leafy suburb of the city, 3 miles from City Campus and linked by the University’s free bus service.
The United Kingdom consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The UK’s form of government is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system, and its capital city is London. The current British monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. With over 53 million inhabitants, England is by far the most populous country of the United Kingdom, accounting for 84% of the combined total. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies north west of England, whilst the Celtic Sea lies to the south west. The North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separate it from continental Europe. Most of England comprises the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic. The country also includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight. England’s economy is one of the largest in the world, with an average GDP per capita of £22,907. Usually regarded as a mixed market economy, it has adopted many free market principles, yet maintains an advanced social welfare infrastructure.
Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle is a city and metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear, North East England. Historically part of Northumberland, it is situated on the
north bank of the River Tyne centred 13.7 km from the North Sea. With a population of just under 280,000 it is the most populous city in North East England. The city lies at the urban core of the Tyneside conurbation, which is the seventh most populous conurbation in the United Kingdom and the most populous in the North East region. Newcastle is a member of the English Core Cities Group and with Gateshead the Eurocities network of European cities.
Based in the popular, safe and vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria offers you one of the best academic and social experiences possible. There are forty thousand students in
Newcastle. That means that around one in seven of the population here is a student! Newcastle
has been voted 8th top city for nightlife – in the world!
Northumbria University boasts nearly 5,000 bedrooms within its various residential schemes
from en suite, top-of-the-range accommodation to traditional student housing – so there’s a wide variety to suit all tastes and budgets. Our residences are ideally located for students, with
excellent proximity or transport links to both campuses and the City Centre, meaning that cars are unnecessary for the majority of our students. All city-based residential students are within a short walking distance of our £30m sporting facilities, the Students’ Union and the bustling culture and nightlife of Newcastle Gateshead.
By rail Newcastle is 3.5 hours from London and less than two from Edinburgh. It has an international airport, and road access is excellent. Golden beaches, wild moorland, moody woodland, the biggest man-made lake in Europe, more castles than any other county in the UK, and all within an hour’s travel from the city!