Exceptional university accommodation in Newcastle

Our private student accommodation provides all-inclusive individual studios, linked studios and mezzanine apartments, as well as private, en-suite rooms in 3 or 4-bed apartments. Students get exclusive access to amazing facilities including a private gym and on-site cinema, beautiful common areas and stylish study spaces. With Collegiate, you’ll be staying at some of the best student accommodation in Newcastle.

Newcastle is a modern, welcoming city that’s bursting with personality. There’s plenty for you to see and do when you’re ready for a study break; museums, art galleries, shops and so much more. Bursting with library and literary societies, it’s an academic haven but also boasts exceptional student nightlife, a vibrant bar and restaurant scene and open spaces for you to enjoy.

Living in the heart of the city, you’ll have easy access to local sights, transport links and you’re just a short walk away from the city’s exciting Quayside space that’s packed with riverside seating, bars and cafes for you to enjoy when you’re ready for a study break. With its large student population across two prestigious universities, Newcastle is home to approximately 42,000 students from around the world.

Our accommodation is ideal for students at the University of Newcastle and the University of Northumbria. Wherever you’re studying, Collegiate offers a range of rooms and studio types. Whatever you decide on, you’ll always benefit from en-suite facilities, a private study space and a kitchen area. With all bills and Wi-Fi included in your rent, there’s no need to worry about extra costs, so you can focus on enjoying your time in Newcastle.

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Student studios in Newcastle

Find out more about our range of student studio apartments in Newcastle. Beautifully designed and close to universities. 

Here’s just some of what’s included:
En-suite bathroom

Double bed
Plenty of storage and wardrobe space
Large desk space with comfortable chair for studying
Smart TV

FAQs: Student Accommodation in Newcastle

How much does rent cost for students in Newcastle?

Several factors decide the rent of student residences, including the type of student accommodation you book. The various facilities and amenities provided by the accommodation and the room’s configuration all factor into the price for accommodation in Newcastle. Private student accommodation in Newcastle usually costs between £148 – £193 per week.

How do I pay for my student room in Newcastle?

You can make rent payments online using your credit or debit card via your Collegiate Portal account or by bank transfer. Contact your accommodation management team if you’d like to pay by bank transfer.

How much do bills cost as a student in Newcastle?

On average, UK students spend £37 per month on bills. However, when you book Collegiate student accommodation in Newcastle, all bills are included with your room: Electricity, Gas, Water & Broadband. You also get exclusive access to features such as onsite laundry room, bar and game room with table-top football and pool table, common room with ping pong table, cinema room and a study room.

What are the best student areas in Newcastle?

Newcastle is a brilliant place to live and study; there’s a reason it’s being consistently voted one of the UK’s favourite student cities! The City Centre, Jesmond, Heaton and Sandyford are some of the most popular student areas in Newcastle. Collegiate Plummer House by Prima Vidae is located at the heart of the city centre, in between Newcastle University and Northumbria University. It is just a 10 minute walk to either campus. Check out our Newcastle city guides here.

Can I view my student flat in Newcastle before booking?

Yes, most accommodation providers including Collegiate will provide tours of the apartments – either via video or in person (government guidelines allowing).

What different types of student accommodation are available?

There are many types of accommodation available at Plummer House.

3 or 4 bedrooms in a shared apartment includes:

> En-suite facilities

> Shared kitchen

> Private study area

Linked shared studios includes:

> Two private bedrooms

> En-suite facilities

> Shared kitchen

> Private study area

Private studios including standard, luxury, premier and deluxe options includes:

> En-suite

> Private kitchen

> Ample storage

> Large desk area

> Sizes range from 15-17.5m2 to 27-33m2

Mezzanine apartments including luxury and deluxe options includes:

> Split level apartment

> En-suite

> Private kitchen

> Ample storage

> Large desk area

> Sizes range from 21-24m2 to 32-35m2

Presidential mezzanine suite includes:

> Largest split level apartment

> En-suite

> Private kitchen

> Ample storage

> Large desk area

> Sizes range from 21-24m2 to 32-35m2

What are the best ways to travel around Newcastle?

Getting around Newcastle couldn’t be easier as the city is wonderfully compact so you’ve always got plenty of options.

The Metro

The Metro in Newcastle has been rated as one of the UK’s most efficient modes of transport and carries more than 37 million passengers a year. It’s particularly ideal for getting to and from the airport, as well as hitting the Jesmond café bar scene and getting away to the coastal areas.

By bus

Bus services in Newcastle are plentiful and frequent. A wide variety of travel tickets are available, including a Day Rover for unlimited travel by any form of public transport in Tyne & Wear. The North East Explorer ticket can be used on public transport right across the North East region and you can buy one on the day directly from bus drivers or in advance from Travelshops.


If you want to cycle in Newcastle check out The Cycle Hub. It’s an information centre for all things cycling in and around Newcastle, including guided rides, training, transfer services and local clubs.

Walk or taxi 

You can find plenty of information on walking in and around Newcastle for free at Tourist Information Centres. Almost 400 taxi drivers have taken part in an ambassador programme to become experts and representatives of Newcastle. Wherever you see the official sign you can be reassured that the driver will be able to help you with information about the area, things to do and places to visit.

What is there to do in Newcastle?

Newcastle is such a great city, with its vibrant nightlife, fantastic culture, famous bridges and of course, the friendliest people. There’s something for everyone, whether you like to take in the local historic buildings, good food, shopping or the restaurants, you will never be stuck for fun things to do in Newcastle.


There are so many restaurants in Newcastle that are worth exploring. From the city centre to the historic Quayside, you’ll find plenty of traditional seaside meals, hearty pub grub, fine dining, independents and bottomless brunch in Newcastle.

Sports fans

A tour of the iconic St James’ Park covers Newcastle United’s history all the way back to the late 1800s. With a tour guide you’ll visit areas of the ground reserved for players and officials only, including the Home Dressing Room, Media Suite, Director’s Box, and more.


The nightlife in Newcastle has an excellent reputation. Outside of London, the north east bar and restaurant scene is regarded as one of the most exciting and vibrant you will find anywhere in the UK.


Newcastle is famous for its rich industrial heritage, eponymous brown ale, popular nightlife and the unmistakable ‘Geordie’ accent – and its popular tourist attractions and sights. From the many interesting museums to highly-rated entertainment venues, including the prestigious Theatre Royal and City Hall, there are plenty of places worth a visit when you’re living in Newcastle.

What are some interesting facts about Newcastle?

Newcastle was voted the friendliest city in the UK in 2019 by 1.5 million social media followers – reportedly for its ‘lively locals, engaging social scene and ease of access for first time visitors.’

The Geordie accent has been branded the most friendly and attractive in a slew of polls over the years.

Newcastle is home to approximately 42,000 students from around the world.

Discover even more interesting facts about Newcastle.

What are some yearly highlights for students in Newcastle?

Freshers Week

Freshers Week at Newcastle University is an important and fun time for students. Not only is it a great chance to meet new people but also to get to know societies and clubs you can join, and get some insider knowledge on the best things to do in Newcastle.


Festivals in Newcastle are getting bigger and better every year. From Mela, celebrating Asian culture and the city’s growing Pride Festival, to culture hub The Late Shows and the North East International Film Festival, there’s something for everyone in Newcastle.

Great North Run

The Great North Run in Newcastle is the biggest half marathon event in the world. It’s an opportunity for 57,000 dedicated runners to run from Newcastle to South Shields, and for spectators to enjoy the buzzing atmosphere.


Graduating from university is an exciting time, and of course, signals the last stage of your university career. There’s plenty of ways for you to celebrate in Newcastle, from a fancy dinner with friends to celebratory drinks at a beautiful bar. You can also check in with your student’s union for any leaving events.

Which universities are local to Newcastle?

With our student accommodation in Newcastle, you can enjoy the benefits of being close to the vibrant city centre, libraries and university campuses. As well as exclusive use of unique facilities including a cinema, games rooms and VIP bar.

Newcastle University is 0.5 miles away from Plummer House and Northumbria University is 0.3 miles away from Plummer House. Distances are;

  • Cycle – 3 minutes*
  • Walk – 10 minutes*
  • Car – 5 minutes*
  • Bus – 6 minutes* (No. 35 Stagecoach)


How close is the accommodation to Northumbria University?

Collegiate’s Plummer House accommodation is a 5 minute walk from Northumbria University and City Campus Library. It is also 5 minutes from Northumbria Student’s Union, making Plummer House ideal Northumbria University student accommodation.

How close is the accommodation to Newcastle University?

Plummer House is just a quick 11 minute walk to Newcastle University, ideal for students who want a lie in before their lectures! However, if the weather isn’t looking too great (too often the case), there is also the option to hop on a short bus ride to get you there in just 8 minutes.

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