Newcastle student accommodation: Ouseburn

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Home to two universities, Newcastle and Northumbria; Newcastle has a large student community spread across the city. Both offer a range of academic and vocational qualifications for students. 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 look at the different areas students like to live in Newcastle, the advantages and disadvantages for each and how Mansion Student can help.

Is Newcastle a good city for students?

There is no doubt that Newcastle is a popular student city, with over 42,000 students travelling North every September. Here are just a few benefits of living in the Northeast.

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Newcastle is a historic city, taking its name from its castle. The castle was a Norman fortress and you can explore its ancient passageways and chambers. You also have Hadrian’s Wall and Roman forts just an hour from the centre. In terms of art, there is the Baltic Centre, a contemporary art gallery in the city.

For a sense of local culture, the Biscuit Factory showcases work from local artists and has a beautiful rooftop restaurant to enjoy views of the city. The city centre boasts shopping centres, local artisan shops and music venues. For football fans, St James’ Park is home to Newcastle United, which can be heard above the buzz of the city on a match day.


Eating out is always a great way to connect with friends and family. Newcastle has plenty of restaurants to visit and supermarkets for your weekly shop. Newcastle is home of Greggs and has a variety of takeaways to order from.

If you are looking for something different, visiting Quilliam Brothers tea shop is an experience. With hundreds of teas to choose from and a selection of delicious cakes, you will want to visit regularly to sample a bit of everything. It also has a downstairs cinema for a quirky movie night.


Newcastle is famed for its nightlife and has plenty of bars and clubs. As a student, there should be a club night for every day of the week. You can relax and let loose after a busy day on campus with your friends.

What are the best areas for students to live in Newcastle?

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City centre

Newcastle city centre is a popular area for students because it is at the heart of everything. It is an attractive area with great travel links. Shops and supermarkets are on your doorstep and you will only be a short walk away from campus. If you intend to live by yourself, a studio apartment is a reasonably priced option in this area.


Jesmond is incredibly popular for student accommodation. It is close to Newcastle University and has plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes on its doorstep. It is a more expensive area of the city, which means the rent tends to be higher than in other areas.


Heaton is popular with students leaving halls. It is close to Newcastle University and one of the cheaper spots for student housing. It is home to The People’s Theatre and the Chillingham Road Metro stop is nearby.


Centrally located, and close to Northumbria University, listings in Sandyford tend to be snapped up quickly. As an added bonus, the beach is a short trip away, which is perfect when the weather heats up


Close to Northumbria University, Quayside is a picturesque area. It is perfect for students looking for accommodation in a beautiful setting. Every Sunday there is a Quayside Market that boasts local artisanal products.


Ouseburn is near Quayside and East of the city centre. It is home to the Biscuit Factory gallery and the Holy Biscuit, which holds niche exhibitions and classes. It is also a place to hear emerging local bands at The Cluney.

It’s important to find the right location when looking for student accommodation. At Mansion Student, we are here to help in anyway we can. Contact us today for more information.

What should you consider when choosing student accommodation?

What are your requirements?

Ask yourself if you are happy sharing a bathroom with other students, or would like an en-suite. For some sharing a kitchen will be fine, but others might like their own kitchenette in a studio. There are no wrong answers, but if you value privacy, halls might not be the right place for you.


Location is everything and you are going to want to be around other students who are experiencing university life too. Each student area in Newcastle offers a different community and you should research your local travel links for exploring the rest of the city.

The security

Security is always front of mind, especially as you will likely have high-value technology to aid your studies. Purpose-built student accommodation may have wardens that are onsite at all times or CCTV recording. Halls are usually protected by multiple locking systems.

Local amenities

If you are planning to hit the clubs every night, pick an area that is close to Newcastle’s bars and nightlife. Find out which shops are near the area you are planning to move to, especially if you will be walking with your shopping back home.

How close it is to university?

Getting to campus needs to be easy. Check that you are within walking distance of your university, as this will make getting to lectures and seminars quicker, even if you accidentally sleep in.

Who will you be living with?

You do not always have control over who you live with as a student, but you can choose how many people you want to share a space with. Studios and one bedroom apartments are ideal if you are not a fan of sharing your space, but Newcastle student accommodation like halls will help you to socialise and meet new people in your first year.

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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Mansion Tyne, Howard Street

Mansion Tyne sits within the Ouseburn area. Students from both universities choose to live here as it is a 23-minute walk to Newcastle University and a 13-minute walk to Northumbria University. There is a Tesco Express around the corner and the city centre a 14-minute walk away.

As private student accommodation, they offer a choice of rooms. You can pick from en-suite rooms, studios and 1-bedroom student apartments. Your bills are included in the price of rent, as is contents insurance. This protects your valuables, as does the CCTV surrounding the building. For socialising, there is a common room to relax in and a cinema room for movie nights with your fellow students.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is student accommodation in Newcastle?

Newcastle is one of the most affordable student cities in the country. Even the more expensive areas are affordable when compared with other cities. Usually, rent will cost between £70-160 per week.

How safe is it to rent private Newcastle student accommodation?

This will depend on the type of accommodation you choose. A student house will have the same security as your home but can be targeted by burglars. Purpose-built accommodation tends to have more security in place.

When should I apply for student accommodation in Newcastle?

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

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