A student’s honest opinion
“Newcastle is the perfect city for students, because the university is central to the city as well as feeling separate from it. The city offers students the ‘best high street in the UK’, as well as having a good balance for the variety of students that are drawn to Newcastle’s two universities. Possibly the most notable feature of Newcastle for students is the night life, with over 100 clubs and bars, there is somewhere for everyone.
There are numerous theatres, comedy clubs and galleries that give people the chance to submerge themselves in Newcastle’s culture and history. Not a stone’s throw away from the city centre there’s miles of countryside and the beach, so exploring is a limitless possibility especially with the metro system that offers students the chance to visit a vast area, so if people fancy a day trip to the beach £4 will get you there.
Newcastle at times can seem intimidating, particularly on a Saturday when there is a home game and the ‘Toon Army’ make a sea of black and white as far as the eye can see, but as a city it is welcoming and interesting; completely unique. It incorporates student life into it as well as allowing for every student to have their own experience of the place. I may sound biased in my depiction of Newcastle, but there must be a reason why it is such a popular city for students and why so many never want to leave.” Laura, 21