Newcastle University - Overview & Background


    1834 (as School of Medicine and Surgery)
1963 (as Newcastle University)

University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

I look ahead

University City

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Acceptance Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio



£101.8 million

Campus Size

140 hectares (346 acres)

Graduation Rate


Employment Rate


Official Website Link

Newcastle University, United Kingdom 

Contact Details

+44 191 208 6000


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USPs of the University

  • 200 to 300 courses to choose from
  • It is one of the top 150 global universities.
  • Enjoys first-class rating for sustainability 
  • Awarded 5 QS stars for its excellence in teaching

Jobs and Placements

  • Employment rates of graduates: 95 percent of our UK / EU graduates went to work or study within six months of graduation

Infrastructural Facilities

The campus includes educational, research, and innovation facilities, as well as accommodation buildings and catering outlets. The campus organizes cultural activities free of charge and is host to museums, galleries, and theatres.

Its award-winning libraries include the:

  • Philip Robinson Library, opened 24x7
  • Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms, with over 580 study spaces
  • Walton Medical Library and Law Library

The exceptional IT Service provided by the university provides free WiFi and computer clusters across the campus as well as technical support for teaching and research. The Physical Recreation and Sports Center offers stunning opportunities for all abilities. If you're a professional athlete or you want to try something different, get down there and get involved. The Newcastle University WebStore features a range of products and services from the University including conferences and events; short residential courses; and student accommodation.


  • Accommodation Option Names - Bowsden Court
    • Number of Rooms - 36
    • Cost of Rooms - £96.18 per week
  • Accommodation Option Names -  Grand Hotel
    • Number of Rooms - 56
    • Cost of Rooms - £137.13 per week
  • Accommodation Option Names - Jesmond Road
    • Number of Rooms - 47
    • Cost of Rooms - £96.18 per week
  • Accommodation Option Names - Kensington Terrace
    • Number of Rooms - 38
    • Cost of Rooms - £137.13 per week
  • Accommodation Option Names - Park Terrace
    • Number of Rooms - 226
    • Cost of Rooms - £137.13 per week

Notable Alumni

 Some famous alumni from Newcastle University include

  • Richard John Adams, British businessman and social entrepreneur.
  • Mohammad Afzal , Former Pakistani cricketer who played for several teams in Pakistani domestic cricket.
  • Edward Coode, MBE is a British rower, twice World Champion and Olympic Gold medalist
  • Jane Alexander, British-born Canadian Anglican bishop. She is a former Bishop of Edmonton
  • Caroline Anne Cox, Baroness Cox, FRCN is a cross-bench member of the British House of Lords. She is also the founder of an organisation called Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART)
  • Simin Davoudi FAcSS, Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning at Newcastle University. She is Past President of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)
  • Stephen Hepburn, British politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Jarrow from 1997 to 2019
  • Vilsoni Hereniko, Fiji Islander playwright, film director and academic


Newcastle University has a large number of prominent alumni, including politicians, business people, academics, doctors, artists, authors, actors, musicians, and sportspeople. Some of them include Theo Anagnostopoulos; Phil Beahon; David Burdus; William Butler-Adams; Ann Cairns; Funke Abimbola; Bruce Babbitt; Mike Barton (Chief Constable); Theo Clarke MP and many more.

Newcastle University Location


  • Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom 

Train Services

  • London North Eastern Railway (LNER); Cross Country Trains; Northern Rail; 

TransPennine Express

  • National Rail
  • Metro 

Nearest Airport

  • Newcastle International Airport is about 7 miles from the University and is connected via Metro to the city center.

Nearest Hospital

  • Newcastle Freeman Hospital
  • Royal Victoria Infirmary

Recreational Sites

  • The campus organizes cultural activities free of charge and is host to museums, galleries and theatres.

Newcastle University Map Location

Address: Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom

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