Getting started in a new city, finding your way around and meeting new people can be really daunting. Luckily, if you’ve chosen to study in Newcastle, you’ve chosen one of the UK’s most welcoming cities for students. Not only will you be in good company with over 42,000 students across two universities, you’ll also get the opportunity to enjoy a host of welcome events during Freshers Week in Newcastle.
Freshers Week is definitely one of the most important parts of university life. It’s the best way to get to know your course, the uni and see what the city has to offer you. Whether you’re studying at Newcastle University or Northumbria University, we’ve put together a quick guide to each Freshers Week schedule, and looked at some fun events happening in the city.
Best of all, when you’re done exploring and socialising, you’re just a stone’s throw away from some of the best student accommodation in Newcastle. Plummer House is a private student accommodation with all-inclusive studios and private rooms in shared apartments with a prime central location. Enjoy exclusive facilities, get to know your fellow students in stylish social spaces, as well as relax, study or unwind in total comfort in the heart of your new city.
Newcastle University Freshers Week 2021
Newcastle has a reputation for being one of the friendliest cities in the country so it should come as no surprise that the university’s welcome week events take place throughout the month of September, with a separate Freshers Week line up happening from Sunday 19th to Friday 24th of September. There will be food trucks, special events, guided tours of the city, fairs, live entertainment and so much more. It’s recommended that you buy a Week Pass for £39 as this guarantees you free entry into all of the university’s events – get yours now.
Northumbria University Freshers Week 2021
Northumbria University has an absolutely jam packed schedule of online and in-person events for Freshers Week taking place from Thursday 16th to Thursday 23rd September. From UV paint parties and silent discos to bingo nights and open top bus tours, there really will be something for everyone to get settled into student life in Newcastle. There’s no special pass or tickets you need to buy ahead of Freshers Week and no need to book for free events, however places are first come first served so it’s advisable to arrive a little earlier to secure a good spot. You must buy a ticket for any paid events as there’s no tickets on the doors, so make sure you take a look at the Freshers Week lineup and plan some events in advance.
There’s always so many fun things to see and do as a student in the city so we’ve put together a quick guide on some of the best events happening during Freshers Week in Newcastle.
Mosh on the Tyne Fest
Conveniently located in Newcastle Uni’s student union – less than a 15-minute walk from our Northumbria University accommodation – this two day festival (Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September) is a must-see for punk and rock music fans. With an impressive line-up, Mosh on the Tyne weekend tickets are just £33 and with no need to worry about camping, or even accommodation if you’re staying at nearby Plummer House with Collegiate, you get to enjoy the live entertainment and easily head home to a comfy bed and hot shower.
Curious About: Newcastle
Curious About specialise in city tours that anyone can enjoy. Take your pick of two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks through Newcastle where you don’t just visit the big landmarks, but the city’s hidden gems and unusual spots too. Tickets are just £7.50 and you’ll receive a 16-page booklet with a brief history of Newcastle and two detailed maps with walking directions and routes plotted out for you, as well as picture prompts and fun facts for you and your friends to enjoy. Book your tickets online and enter code NewcastleGateshead20 for a 20% discount on any purchases from Curious About.
Tynemouth Food Festival
Tynemouth Food Festival is around a 20-minute drive away from your student accommodation or accessible by bus – the location and promise of delicious local produce should make it worth the trip. For just £3.50 per ticket, you can explore the best of Newcastle’s street food scene and a marketplace so you can stock your own kitchen, as well as activities and entertainment set against a truly stunning coastal backdrop. If you don’t fancy the trip but do fancy some lush food, check out our round up of the best bottomless brunch in Newcastle.
The Big Escape
Most of us have done an Escape Room, but have you ever done a city-wide escape game? Well, Newcastle has been turned into exactly that! With the help of a dedicated app, you and a group of five friends can race around the city cracking codes and solving puzzles to collect points in order to win. Tickets are £44 per person, and it’s guaranteed to be one of the most fun and unusual ways to explore your new city and get to know some new friends.
Plummer House by Prima Vidae is the ultimate choice for those studying at University in Newcastle. Ideally located for both Newcastle University and Northumbria University, Plummer House has 251 rooms and includes a variety of room types, including Studios, Linked Studios, En-Suites and Mezzanine Apartments.
Our accommodation is packed full of unique features such as outstanding communal areas, which include a cinema, games rooms, VIP bar and a stunning period social space.
Student Accommodation in Newcastle
Living and studying in Newcastle has so many benefits, not least the lovely people, welcoming city and prestigious universities. With Collegiate, you can enjoy it all from the style and comfort of Plummer House, a private student accommodation in Newcastle city centre with a range of studios and en-suite rooms in shared apartments that suit the way you live. You’ll have access to an incredible suite of amenities and facilities such as an on-site gym, cinema and games room as well as all bills and WiFi included in your weekly rent. With a few less things to think about, you get to focus on enjoying your time at university in Newcastle.