University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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Anonymous

Medicine course is what I do it's really good. The uni lecturers are helpful if you need to ask them something and there's so many resources available. The city is a good place to live. The metro centre is a 10min bus away and is the biggest shopping centre in Europe so great for that. Lots of good places to eat.

Anonymous

Newcastle as a city / campus is amazing - the city has the ability to make everyone feel at home. There's loads to do, great transport links and it's a beautiful place. The campus is all relatively close together, with a choice of at least 4 libraries, nice lecture venues and a wide range of eating facilities, it's got everything you need. Personally, I haven't had much interaction with the student union but there are a wide range of clubs and societies to get involved with. I have only visited the careers service once and found it useful to say it was my first time visiting, however it took me multiple visits to the career department to actually get an appointment as it is a drop in facility that doesn't have very long opening hours - it always seems to be busy with a long wait. One of my friends waited 3 weeks for an appointment. I'm studying Law LLB currently at stage 3. My overall experience towards my course has been quite negative. This is mostly due to the staff - a lot of lecturers have poor ways of teaching, refuse to use recap, don't give you any help when you ask for it and instead make you feel a bit stupid. The structures of most of the modules are bad, with a lot of deadline clashes, unstructured material that isn't explained properly, and little to no coursework guidance. During last years exam season we even received an email from one lecturer asking students not to 'bother' another lecturer as they were on study leave and were unable to help us - conveniently the whole exam period, even though they were the main lecturer for that module. Throughout my nearly 3 years on the course I am still yet to receive a simple 'well done' from any member of staff, immense efforts tend to go unnoticed and there is instead a basic expectation that all students keep up with and complete an inhuman amount of work. I can honestly say I have tried my best on the course and my efforts are not reflected through my marks - this course is impossible.

Anonymous

A really pretty campus, spaced out to say it's on the centre of a city too most buildings have their own computer cluster/common room. Timetables are not too packed and student accommodations are on the whole very close to uni. One thing it lacks is communication with students on the functionality of how everything works, the required grades for every year and the details/intricacies of the course. This all has to be found out from peers which is not always the most reliable source.

Anonymous

Newcastle is a great uni for students that like a casual vibe and enjoy good social life. Even if you're not into much of a social life there are plenty of other things to do. The main issue with Newcastle is their lack of facilities, for example the sport facility is very small with the gym being pathetic.

Anonymous

Good city to live in, made good friends here. Buildings are out dated and could do with being modernises

Anonymous

Nice small pretty campus. Decent sports facilities. Human Geography course taught really well. Student union and library very nice with lots of space for studying. Uni timetabling is very organized.

Anonymous

Good university, great friendly and welcoming staff. Lecturers work hard to help you learn and ensure you have all of the essential tools that can be transferred In to your working life after uni

Anonymous

Nice campus, recap is bless. Lectures can be difficult to follow at times. City nightlife makes up for the shortcomings of the university

Anonymous

Amazing nightlife and social life Terrible course; would not recommend a joint honours degree in science they always forget about you and only focus on single honours students. You also get next to no opportunity to pick your own modules the course is very regimented. The lectures are also incredibly boring; could do with being more hands on and interactive Good university reputation Good opportunities in the university to do more outside your course; learn languages, volunteer etc

Anonymous

Brilliant university in a lively city. The staff are very good at explaining things and they make lectures interesting. Why would you go anywhere else?

Anonymous

With the new building specifically for computer science, there is lots of study rooms and computers to use at all times. The lecture hall is spacious yet the board can be seen from the very back. Ask lectures are also recorded and accessible at all times making revision much easier. The only downsides for me is that the same module can have 3 1 hour lectures spread out the whole day, requiring me to stay at the uni.

Anonymous

The MRes is a great course providing both taught and research aspects, however more information on each module would be better before applying for each specific course because changing is a hassle

Anonymous

Campus buildings are really beautiful and it's really boosts you for the day when you're going to a lecture, the sun is shining, and you're surrounded by beautiful people and beautiful buildings

Anonymous

Overall fantastic university. Architecture is stunning, some amazing lecturers in the field. Organization could be better with admin, wellbeing services poor as well as dyslexia services not being great.

Anonymous

The university allows a good transition from A-Levels. Although hard, the atmosphere is always big and activities, especially the ones as part of student unions are so good and interesting.

Anonymous

The campus and most of the buildings are really pretty. I enjoy walking around campus. The student union is always a place to stop by and kill some time between lectures. The learning facilities/lecture theatres are good. The sport facilities are okay too however I wish the membership was cheaper. I study Marketing BSc and enjoy my course very much. I'm glad that I came to Newcastle.

Anonymous

I love Newcastle university however they should be more socialising areas. I am studying architecture however my year group is not within the architecture building so when I have to get scan something or print something I have to change buildings.. There should be more shops with in the student union.

Anonymous

The canpus design is good where buildings are within the same area with walkable distance and is right next to town centre. The laboratories are well equipped and with new instruments which is really good for students. My course leaders are very active in making changes upon student's request. They value student's opinion and alter according to it. The career services is brilliant as well. They are really helpful in helping students to build their CVs and in job hunting. They also provide a lot of interview tips and practices for students to gain confidence.

Anonymous

Newcastle University is a very good university, with high quality of teaching. The lecturers and teachers are always there to be supportive, no matter what the issue, and I have had invaluable advice from my personal tutor which has helped me greatly to know where to go from when I graduate. Definitely the right choice of uni for me!

Anonymous

Overall, Newcastle University is a great place to go study. The main campus is very pretty and a lot of effort is made to keep the gardens in top condition throughout the year. Facilities are good, some buildings need a bit of an upgrade as they are getting a bit old. Student Union is very active, lots of events going on all throughout the year. Sports facilities are top notch, and IT services are good. The admin side of NU can be a bit confusing but staff are usually good at helping you out. Newcastle is also an amazing city with everything a student needs.

Anonymous

The university facilities are really good, although quite standard i.e. gym etc. There's an abundance of societies on offer. The students union is quite average and gigs are on about twice a month. However, club nights no longer exist at the union and drinks are quite expensive compared to other bars in Newcastle. The careers service is extremely useful. The course I did was unorganized and not well structured. While I was at university the course dropped 15 places down the ratings and went from 98% student satisfaction to 58%.

Anonymous

Newcastle is a great city for lots of aspects, it's a small city but with a lot packed in with lots of different scenes. There's great clubs, bars and pubs and also the quayside. The facilities and teaching for my psychology course is great and there's lots of opportunities provided. A lot of uni accommodation is very good but for mine at castle leazes was expensive for what you got.

Anonymous

I love how central the university is, and it’s great having the student union at the heart of the campus. I study history which is a very interesting course, but would love a few more contact hours. I believe that the student well being provisions could be improved greatly.

Anonymous

Newcastle have a nice but small gym. it is mainly busy just before supper and after but never too bad. they have a great career service how are always there to help with your cv and looking at internships. The library will have all your course books needed (i didn't buy any book in first year. wait to see what you really need in each course)

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