• Birmingham

    Famous for its exuberant nightlife, vast shopping centres, cultural hotspots and historic landmarks. Birmingham is England's second-largest city, which suggests it's got everything that a student needs to have a good time!

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  • Bournemouth

    With 7 miles of beach, a pier and buzzing nightlife - what's not to love about this picturesque seaside town? Bournemouth also has a warmer than average UK climate - so you can really get your tan on during the summer months!

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  • Bristol

    The city is brimming with vibrant cultural hotspots, a buzzing social scene and an overall chilled atmosphere. Renowned for its music and art scenes, and its many festivals, you can expect to have a jam-packed diary all year around.

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  • Cambridge

    This small historic town has plenty to offer including punting down the beautiful river Cam and visiting the many museums of Cambridge. But if the party scene is more your thing, there are also plenty of bars and clubs to cater towards your tastes.

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  • Cardiff

    It's easy to see why Cardiff is the capital of Wales with it's beautiful historic castle and revitalized waterfront. There's always something for students to enjoy, including visiting the quirky comic shops, art centre and weekly farmers markets.

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  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, the Scottish capital is home to the much-loved and enjoyed Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It also has many student hotspots including Princes street where you can find all the trendy student shops and classy bars.

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  • Exeter

    Exeter is a city of history, architecture, and culture, with an abundance of shopping opportunities and foodie hotspots thrown in for good measure. What's not to love about this student city?

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  • Lancaster

    Lancaster knows how to spoil you with numerous shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. The city also has many historical hotspots and posesses one of the longest canals in the UK, stretching 43 miles all the way through to Preston.

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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping. The city is packed with restaurants and student bars and is surrounded in beautiful countryside. It's obvious why students love Lincoln.

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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool has an abundance of things to offer students such as shopping, unique restaurants and entertainment - including live music. Liverpool also has a nightlife scene with many bars and clubs dotted over the city - you really are spoilt for choice!

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  • London

    It's easy to understand why students love London. The city is made accessible by the underground and has everything a student could possibly want from the Uk's best shopping, restaurants, parks and museums to some of the most unique bars and clubs.

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  • Newcastle

    Newcastle has lots to offer including its historic castle and bridges, restaurants, bars, clubs and extensive shopping - including 600 shops in the city. It's simple to understand why students love this city!

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  • Nottingham

    Nottingham is known for its role in the great Robin Hood legend and sandstone caves underneath the streets of the city. Nottingham also has a beautiful castle to explore along with many shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.

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  • Plymouth

    What's not to love about Plymouth? The beautiful port city in Devon boasts an idyllic harbour, plenty of shopping areas, restaurants, bars and Barbican areas.

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  • Portsmouth

    If you love the sea - Portsmouth is a great choice! From eating and drinking out to shopping and exploring the historical dockyard - there's always something to keep students entertained in Portsmouth.

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  • Southampton

    Southampton is a bustling student city offering museums, music venues, art galleries, award winning parks and incredible shopping facilities. There are also plenty of student bars, clubs and a selection of eateries for you and your flatmates to try!

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9 Reasons to Study in Newcastle

Way up in the North East, you can find the (in)famous city of Newcastle: the unofficial party capital of the UK, and Rough Guides’ Best Place to Visit in the World in 2018. With some of the best universities in the country and world-class nightlife, Newcastle is the perfect place to call home throughout your studies. But if you need a little extra convincing, we’ve put together the top eight reasons why you should study in Newcastle.

1. Top Universities

That’s right, Newcastle has not one, but two world-class universities to choose from. Both Northumbria and Newcastle are great unis that both offer academic and vocational degrees. You can benefit from great resources, especially if you want to study engineering, because Newcastle is known for leading the way when it comes to construction.

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2. Amazing Coastline

When you think of ‘the Toon’, visions might come to mind of crazy nightlife and late-night kebabs – but did you know that you’re not too far away from the seaside? That’s right: when the weather’s nice, the Quayside Seaside draws in huge crowds of people who are looking to soak in a few rays – so grab your sunglasses and your factor-30, because the Newcastle coastline is calling for you.

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3. The Culture

All year round, Newcastle hosts plenty of cultural events and festivals that have people lining the streets. It has everything from Chinese New Year celebrations to food-and-drink festivals, where you and your mates can hit the Toon for a great day out. We recommend the ‘Hit the North’ music festival, where you can see the likes of Jungle, Circa Waves, and The Horrors for as little as £30

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4. It’s the Perfect Size

Newcastle is the smallest big city in the UK, which means you get to experience all the charms of big-city life without losing that sense of community that comes with smaller places. This also means that you’ll be able to walk or cycle all around the city, making it easy to get from your flat to your lectures and even to your next night out – keemon.

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5. The Sports

Okay, so when it comes to football, Newcastle are a bit of a turbulent team, but the one thing you can’t fault is the sense of pride that you experience when you head down to St James’ Park to watch them play. Even if they’re not your team, we recommend getting yourself a couple of tickets the next time they play at SJP – you won’t regret it!

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6. Exhibition Park

Another tip for when the sun is out: Exhibition Park is a huge green space that’s not too far from Jesmond (one of Newcastle’s popular nightlife areas). This scenic space has everything you need for a sunny afternoon, with plenty of space to relax and an on-site brewery. You can easily spend most of your weekend enjoying the largest park that Newcastle has to offer.

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7. Grey Street

People come from far and wide to see the famous Grey Street. You’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time when you walk down this road, which is one of Newcastle’s most historic. It was voted ‘The Finest Street in Britain’, and you can see why – with grand buildings and a nostalgic feel, you’ll really be able to soak in a bit of Newcastle’s heritage

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8. The Skyline

Newcastle offers a combination of the old and the new, and that’s most obvious when you take in the city’s skyline. With modern buildings towering over older structures, you’re in for a treat when you find that perfect spot to watch the sun set over the city. We recommend heading up to the Free Trade Inn, where you can grab a pint while you look at the Tyne in all its glory.

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9. The Nightlife

We’ve left the best for last, because Newcastle is well known for its amazing nightlife. There is a reason why so many students choose to call the Toon home throughout their studies, and that’s because it has everything that you need to enjoy a good night out. The streets are lined with clubs and kebab shops, meaning you can have a few and then grab yourself a delicious snack on the way home. From Floritas on a Monday to Sinners on a Saturday, you’re never too far away from a good night out.

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Experience Everything That Newcastle Has to Offer

Whether you’re studying at Newcastle or Northumbria, you want to be close to your next lecture or your next night out, or you just want to have the best uni experience that you possibly can, take a look at our Knoll Court accommodation, where you’ll be right in the heart of the Geordie action.