Newcastle University is among the leading universities in the UK. If you’re thinking about joining the community of almost 22,000 students who live and study in Newcastle, then it’s important you get to grips with what this diverse and cultural city has to offer. Here are five useful student spots for freshers to frequent in Newcastle.
Great when those student loans begin to evaporate, the historic Grainger Market is a thrifty place to pick up fresh produce, meat and fish. You can also eat cheaply in the onsite cafes here – including a pizzeria, crepe house and french bakery.
The Baltic is well worth a visit on a lazy Sunday if you want to view some contemporary art. Located near Millennium Bridge, this converted mill-cum-cultural hub is free to visit and also boasts spectacular views of the city’s skyline from its top floor vantage point. The Discovery Museum is also a great place to learn some local history about Newcastle.
If you’re looking to don your dancing shoes then Perdu is the place for you. It offers special student nights throughout the week and even has free entry on weekends. With it’s stylish brick interiors, mood lighting, cocktails, live music and DJ sets to boot, this is a brilliant night out for students and locals alike.
Packed full of high street favorites, Northumberland Street is a haven for student shoppers. Eldon Square, the biggest shopping centre in Newcastle, is also located here. If you’re looking for something a little less mainstream, hunt down Small Change next to the Star and Shadow Cinema, where you can pick up authentic vintage clothing for pennies.
The Gate has all the ingredients you need for a fun day (or night) out all under one roof. With a cinema, casino and several bars and restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to spending your student loan.