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10 reasons that make Newcastle a great study destination

10 reasons that make Newcastle University Business School a great choice for your study destination

1. Our prestigious reputation

Newcastle University Business School holds triple accreditation, meaning that we are recognised by three accreditation bodies, AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, assuring you that our School and programmes are of the highest quality. To find out about our accreditation, read more about our reputation and quality.

We are also part of the Russell Group‘s world-class, research-intensive universities. Studying at Newcastle will allow you to be around academics carrying out the very best research, benefit from outstanding teaching and learning experiences and be linked with international, national and regional businesses!

2. So many courses to choose from

Whether it’s accounting, management, marketing or economics you want to study… we offer it all!  Find out more about the courses you can study with us – from undergraduate and postgraduate through to MBA, Executive Education and PhD.

We are focused on enabling you to build the right skills to meet the needs of future work. You’ll leave as a socially responsible graduate, with subject knowledge and resilient competencies, shaping your graduate attributes as a future-focused manager and leader.

3. The Toon

Newcastle, known as ‘the Toon’, is well known for its great social life and night life.  With a range of great entertainment and cultural destinations, hundreds of restaurants, music venues that attract the biggest artists, theatres, and sports facilities… Newcastle really does have it all.

Geordies (the local people) love to have a good time, and by coming to Newcastle, you can too!  Oh and don’t forget that Geordies are also some of the friendliest people you will meet. Don’t be surprised if you hear “areet pet” when walking down the street!

4. Affordable cost of living

One thing can be said for sure… Newcastle is good for the student bank account! A lot of the living costs associated with student life are typically lower in the UK’s northern cities, meaning your money will go further. Read more about typical living costs and top tips for your student budget.



5. Societies

Newcastle University Students’ Union offers you a wide range of Student Societies offering you lots of activities to get involved in!

Sports clubs give you the chance to play competitively or just for fun.  There are also lots of other types of societies such as acapella, DJ’ing, baking, photography, fashion … check the list to find your favourites! Societies are great ways to meet new people, and fill your calendar with socials that are full of weird and wonderful themes, make new friends, and gain new skills!

6. Shopping, shopping and more shopping

Newcastle is home to Eldon Square, home to over 150 high street names and specialist shops! Whether it be chain stores, or independent retailers, Eldon Square will have what you’re looking for. Just a short bus or train ride away is the Metrocentre, Europe’s largest indoor shopping centre… a must visit destination!

Both are popular with students, having an array of restaurants to visit, and annual student nights offering huge discounts to students in the area.


7. Transport Links

Newcastle is a compact city with a sizeable student population (around 1 in 6 people is a student!). There’s lots going on in the city – it’s easy to get around on foot and the University and Business School are only 5-10 minutes from the heart of the city centre.

Newcastle is well connected by our Metro light rail network running from the airport, across the city, to the  beautiful North East coast, where you can visit seaside towns and beaches at Tynemouth, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay and South Shields.

Newcastle Central Station is on the east coast mainline,  offering trains to cities all over the UK,  perfect for a day trip out, or even a weekend break (1.5 hours to Edinburgh, and 3 hours to London).  Along with an extensive network of buses, there are lots of options when you are ready to explore cities, regions and countryside.

8. Scholarships

The Business School and University award a number of scholarships and bursaries to UK, EU and international students as tuition fee reductions, to help reduce your overall study costs.  Scholarships are awarded to students at all levels.

Check out our Business School scholarships as well as the University’s Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries and Postgraduate funding database.

9. We are multicultural

With a wide range of global nationalities represented across the University, it’s easy to see just how multicultural we are. The Business School welcomes international students from across the globe each year, making the student body truly diverse, and creating a great environment for cross-cultural learning.

We also celebrate the cultural diversity of the Business School with our annual Multicultural Month in February featuring dancing, language taster sessions, a quiz and much more.

10. Alumni support

Your journey with Newcastle University doesn’t end the day you graduate! You will become a part of unique, lifelong community. For three years after you graduate, the Careers Service will continue to help you make the next steps in your career.

Newcastle University Business School provides alumni with a host of benefits and services including continuous professional development and exclusive networking events. Find out more on our alumni website about alumni benefits and how to stay connected and get involved with the alumni community.



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