University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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Anonymous

Campus and facilities are nice, course is ok. Not been at the university that long, but from first impressions, Northumbria is better

Anonymous

Newcastle university has a beautiful spacious campus with lots of fun people and fun things to do. It offers a larger range of courses and caters to all cultures

Anonymous

The university is aesthetically pleasing however while I was in lectures there was constant building work going on which was distracting for both the students and lecturers. I felt that at least four of my lectures were almost completely useless in teaching their subjects and I ended up having to teach myself everything even after attending the lectures or looking on recap for the lectures previous.

Anonymous

Firstly, my degree was ranked 24th highest however I think falls short of this. We are not provided with a Recap option, cannot consolidate our work if we wish to. Lectures are often only an hour long and are rushed. I do not find that majority of lectures have the student's best interests, particularly in one module. The student union, for a Russell Group university is average, unlike 'poly' universities that my friends attend, I have found my university does not create as many events, such as balls and has little interest in Sports competitions. Campus events are a rarity and more often than not are just freebies from Soap and Glory. The finance service failed me multiple times and my peers have found that the mental health services have done the same.

Anonymous

Newcastle university has an amazing campus and beautiful buildings. Accomodations are very good in general, however they are not affordable for those who come from a lower background. While the university tries to improve their building and spend a fortune on constructing new buildings, little help is offered to those with mental health problems. Appointments are limited and it takes long to get one, and the PEC committee of certain schools such as the biomedical science school discriminates alumni with mental health problems and does not offer support.

Anonymous

As it is the first year of my course, there have been some teething issues. Overall the staff are attentive and will aim to help students as much as they can. However, the organisation of the course could do with some improvement, timetabling has been a large issue, and the rescheduling of lectures has at times been problematic - for one module we had the first lecture in week 3, this wasn’t even due to strikes! Overall I would recommend the course, in a few years when the problems have been ironed out.

Anonymous

Newcastle is a really good school but the standards are really high. I’m on a law masters course and compared to my mates in other universities, I’m take 12 course divided into two semesters. We learn through seminars and no lectures which is quite overwhelming preparing for 6 seminars every week .

Anonymous

good teaching, great facilities, very helpful staff and teachers, 24 hour access to most buildings, amazing student life as the university is situated in the city centre

Anonymous

Very responsive to student feedback. Nice environment, great space to learn in. Not always clear learning objectives.

Anonymous

I love the city, but the course is far from perfect. It’s all marked terribly and the tutors are unhelpful and clearly don’t care about you or your work. Every student is just viewed as another student number, with a box to be ticked.

Anonymous

Campus is great except for the gym facilities so expensive !