Best Locations for Student Accommodation:
Rent will vary depending on the locations in which you stay in Newcastle. Sandyford averages about £65.00-£70.00 pp pw whereas other locations could be from £70.00-£95.00 pp pw.
The city is surrounded by some popular northern cities with excellent transport links. Newcastle's airport is located approximately 7 miles from the city centre, there is an excellent rail service and with Newcastle being only 3 hours by train to London, this is a popular option. Alternatively you could travel by coach/bus and the main coach station is situated in the city centre. Due to the size of the city the majority of students find that cycling or walking to University is the best option, which is why Heaton and Jesmond are popular areas for students to live. However, for travel around the city there is a metro that provides efficient transport around Newcastle.
Parking and Permit Information:
Permits are available if needed; however there are a maximum of two per household and the permits only last for 12 months. Due to the continuing parking problems in Newcastle it is more advisable to buy a bike and cycle around the city, as even with a permit you cannot be guaranteed a space.
Living in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Newcastle is home to two universities and is a very popular student City.
The nightlife in Newcastle is favourable for students due to the endless locations in the City Centre and the excellent variety it offers. Popular areas include the Quayside, City Centre and Osborne Road in Jesmond. There are numerous clubs in Newcastle. Digital is a perfect club for party animals as it has a host of top DJ’s who play at a number of events throughout the year. Alongside this there are also some prime areas in Newcastle for you to go enjoy a selection of bars and restaurants including “The Gate” and for those that enjoy live music performance it would be recommended for you to visit “The Sage Gateshead.” There are also a host of comedy clubs across the City including the Hyena Comedy Club and Jongelurs.
Along with the nightlife in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, shopping is also an experience thanks to the numerous shopping centres that you can visit. There is a range of shopping areas located in circumference around the City. The main shopping centres are Edon Square and Gateshead’s Metro centre. However, you can also find numerous shops and boutiques in Market Street, High Bridge, Hood Street and Jesmond, which is located outside of the cdity centre. Obviously, if you would like to get involved with other activities and not just shopping there are many musicals, festivals and culture to explore in the City.