Student Life in the city of Newcastle

By Jo Bentham, 18 on 07-01-2016
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Student Life in the city of Newcastle

It’s safe to say that as a student in Newcastle, there is never a dull moment. Newcastle houses the perfect mixture of contemporary culture and history with never ending prospects for students and graduates.

As a student at Newcastle University, job and work experience opportunities are endless. Newcastle is home to Metro Radio, which teams up with the Bauer Academy to give aspiring journalists and presenters the opportunity to take placements and expand their skill set. Newcastle Work Experience is also a hugely successful paid work experience programme, which gives students the chance to engage in both term time and summer placements and internships. In a range of professions such as IT, engineering and management to name a few.

Newcastle is also overflowing with shops, bars, restaurants and cafés, giving students ample opportunities to find part-time jobs, to see them through their studies.

The social aspect of Newcastle is famed for being completely unbeatable, and it does not disappoint. The city centre and Bigg Market host the most popular bars and clubs in Newcastle, with a vast range suiting every music style and age. Flares is perfect if you love the cheesy 60’s and 70’s vibes, whilst Digital gives party-goers a bit of everything spanning over 4 floors with different music styles playing on every floor. Nightlife in Newcastle is vibrant and exciting to say the least and is not something to miss out on.

However, the ultimate night out isn’t all Newcastle has to offer. With Metro Radio Arena hosting some of the biggest artists in the world, as a music lover you are spoiled for choice. There are also several art galleries in Newcastle ranging from smaller galleries such as Whitewall Galleries to larger galleries such as the Baltic Centre, for contemporary Art. If you love to shop you’re also going to be in your element in Newcastle. Home to Northumberland street and Eldon Square shopping centre, you’ll find everything you could possibly need (and want). The town of Gateshead, just a short train ride away from Newcastle, also homes the UK’s largest shopping centre the Metro centre, which is a must go for cinema and arcade lovers as well as shopping fanatics.

Getting around Newcastle is also fantastically easy, with Metro Stations serving all major parts of Newcastle such as Jesmond, Gosforth and Heaton, all major student living areas.

Being a student in the wonderful city of Newcastle is not an opportunity to be missed. The excitement and thrill of living and studying in the fast-paced vibrant city is second to none.

Undergraduate, University of Newcastle

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