A full guide to Newcastle student life | What should Newcastle students know about finding accommodation?

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Home to both Newcastle University and Northumbria University, Newcastle has a large student community spread across the city. As the “smallest big city” in the UK, students can experience the convenience of fast-paced city life with a community feel.

This guide will summarise what students can expect from living in Newcastle; including things to do, popular nightlife spots, and which Newcastle student areas have the best amenities.

What are the best things to do in Newcastle as a student?

Known for its picturesque views and iconic sights, such as the River Tyne and Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Newcastle has an array of things to do around the city. Home to Newcastle United football club, St James Park is the 8th largest football stadium in England and seats just over 52,000.

External view of newcastle st james parkConsider exploring Newcastle in a completely unique way. The Victoria Tunnel is a preserved 19th-century wagonway that runs beneath the city; from Town Moor to the River Tyne. Also of cultural importance, there is The Biscuit Factory, which is a large contemporary art gallery, and Newcastle Lit and Phil Society; the largest library in the UK outside of London.

Built as a newsreel theatre in the 1930s, Tyneside Cinema has maintained a niche selection of British and international films; compared to other larger cinema chains.

For a cinema closer to home, our Newcastle student accommodation, Mansion Tyne, has its own cinema room, with comfortable seating and beanbags for socialising. Choose the perfect movie for hosting film nights or screening the latest sporting event.

Read our full guide on the best things to do in Newcastle here.

You may be interested in choosing student accommodation that is conveniently located near some of the best things to do in Newcastle.

At Mansion Student, we provide Newcastle student accommodation between the popular areas of Ouseburn and Newcastle Quayside. We offer a range of room types, including studios, ensuites, and 1-bed apartments.

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Does Newcastle have a good nightlife?

Pop culture programmes, such as Geordie Shore, have established Newcastle as having a vibrant nightlife, and feature all types of nightclubs and pubs throughout the North East city. There are a variety of student nights for every day of the week, with cheaper drink deals and late-night events. The Tyne Bar has a free jukebox and a beer garden sheltered underneath a bridge at the mouth of the Ouseburn River and the River Tyne.

Several prohibition bars in Newcastle are hidden from the general public. This includes Blues & Bourbon, nestled beneath Grainger Market, and The Exchange, which has a concealed entrance through a red telephone box. For late nights, there is Madame Koo, which provides a speakeasy feel with hidden caves and tunnels throughout its décor.

Newcastle is a popular stag and hen party location, with nightclubs such as Tup Tup Palace and Bijoux open to the early morning hours.

Read our full guide on Newcastle nightlife here.

Our Newcastle student accommodation on Howard Street is a short 10-minute walk from the popular Tyne Bar. If you want to relax after university from the comfort of your student accommodation, Mansion Tyne provides social areas such as a cinema room, outdoor space, and a common room to socialise with friends and flatmates.

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What area in Newcastle has the best amenities?

Local amenities, such as supermarkets, places of interest, and university resources, may be necessary for day-to-day life as a student, and should be considered when choosing accommodation. Popular Newcastle student areas include the city centre, and Jesmond.

Ouseburn has become Newcastle’s cultural quarter, and is a vibrant community for artists, designers, musicians and students. Ouseburn is close to both universities and within walking distance of Newcastle Central Station and the city centre.

Newcastle Quayside has also been transformed into a vibrant area popular with students. The once-commercial dock is in proximity to a variety of supermarkets, including a Tesco Extra and a Sunday Market.

Read our full guide on the amenities in Newcastle for a student here.

Just outside the Quayside area, Mansion Tyne is perfectly located between the riverside and Newcastle city centre. Our Newcastle student accommodation offers a variety of rooms, including ensuites, studios, and 1-bed apartments.

Browse through the different room types at our Newcastle student accommodation here.

Mansion Tyne – Newcastle student accommodation

Mansion Tyne is perfectly placed no matter where you study. It is located on Howard Street within walking distance of Northumbria University, Newcastle University and Newcastle College. You can choose from an ensuite cluster flat, studio or one-bedroom apartment.

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Each room has either a ¾ or double bed, ensuite bathroom, study area and plenty of storage. There is also a communal study area, cinema room and social space.

Contact Mansion Student today for more information about Newcastle student accommodation.

How Mansion Student can help

Since 2007, Mansion Student has acquired, developed and maintained modern student accommodations throughout some of the most popular student cities in the United Kingdom. We prioritise your welfare during your stay, and will help you through every stage of the booking and tenancy period. Browse through our different student accommodation locations below:

If you are interested in staying at any of our student accommodations, arrange a viewing here to ensure you are completely happy with the property before booking.

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Contact Mansion Student today for more information about booking accommodation, or call us at 0800 652 7844

Frequently asked questions

What type of student accommodation should you live in Newcastle?

As the ideal student destination, there are many student accommodation options throughout the city of Newcastle. Many first-year and international students choose to live in halls of residence as it is conveniently located on campus and an ideal way to meet other students.

Privately rented accommodation provides more variety than other accommodation types, and gives you more control over your living space. These accommodations are typically more luxurious than university halls of residence and have been purpose-built.

Find out more about the different types of student accommodation in Newcastle here.

When should I apply for Newcastle student accommodation?

If you are just starting your studies, apply as soon as you have your offer. Students generally begin looking for accommodation outside of halls in their second or third year from November onwards.

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