When you choose a location to study, the chances are that you aren’t basing this on its attractions or heritage. The first thing you will look at is the calibre of the institution and your course, then of course the nightlife and other social considerations.
However, once you move to your chosen university, it can quickly dawn on you that this will be your home for at least the next three years and that you better explore all that your new home has to offer.
Thankfully, the editorial team here at Collegiate is one step ahead of the game and have put together a guide to one of the UK’s most popular student locations, Newcastle. The city’s rich heritage, unmistakable accent and high quality colleges make it a popular choice for many, so read on to discover what this historic region has to offer you.
Things To Do In Newcastle
There is an abundance of places to visit in Newcastle and its surrounding areas, so we have highlighted the best attractions for you to visit as a student. These should keep you busy for at least your first year whilst you get your bearings and could come in handy when you and your friends are looking for something to do with your time that doesn’t involve studying or boozy nights out.
The Angel of the North
Arguably the most iconic landmark in the north-east, the Angel of the North has now been erected for nearly 20 years having been placed 4 miles south of Newcastle in 1998. Anthony Gormley’s sculpted steel angel stands proudly over the city and although it can be seen from far and wide, it could make a great day out when looking for things to see in Newcastle.
Living In Newcastle as a Student
Of course, Newcastle’s attractions are fantastic and visiting them should absolutely be on your agenda when choosing to study in this part of the UK. However, the question on many students’ lips will be regarding the best places to eat, drink and be merry when not stuck in lecture halls or seminars.
Like many if not all student cities, there will be a myriad of cheap bars and clubs promising you free entry and all manner of watered down cocktails. However, we know that Collegiate readers tend to enjoy the finer things in life and a certain level of sophistication. So, we have again done the hard work for you and found three of the most fashionable places to party in the city of Newcastle.
Grey Street is famous for being free of your stag and hen do groups and having an elegant and tasteful atmosphere. There are several bars available and these are centred around the Theatre Royal and its guests, so if you are looking for a night out without the rabble this could well be the perfect option.
Tokyo – Westgate Road
Tokyo is ideal if you are on a night out with your friend on a hot and sunny summer’s evening. The bar serves all your classics including their speciality mojito and the resident DJ always plays excellent tunes allowing you to revel in style. Add to this your customary exposed brick interior, fairy lights and candle lit ambience and you have a night out in Newcastle that exudes sophistication.
Popolo Bar – Pilgrim Street
Popolo is extremely hip and trendy and due to its exclusive pricing, you can rest assured that a night out here will be all you want it to be. These guys provide some of the best food and drink in the city and is also a hive of musical activity pretty much every night of the week. Upmarket stone-baked pizzas, its own gin parlour and tiki cocktails, all on the backdrop of a dazzlingly refurbished bar make this place the ultimate night out for any students in Newcastle who prefer the finer things in life.
As you can see from this latest Collegiate guide, living in Newcastle as a student has many benefits, and as a location of study is right up there with the best. With some of the best nights out the UK has to offer, a short distance from the coast, excellent degree courses and a city centre that is steeped in culture and heritage; Newcastle really is a city that has it all. You can have all of this right at your feet with our luxury student accommodation Plummer House, situated in the heart of the city to make it easy for you to enjoy everything Newcastle has to offer.
Why not take a look at fantastic Plummer House, our stand-out accommodation in Newcastle? You can get in touch with our team any time either via our site, or by giving us a call on: +44 (0) 1235 833 642.