Northumbria University at Newcastle - Overview and Background


    1877 - Rutherford College of Technology, 1969 - Newcastle Polytechnic
1992 - gained university status


John Hunter Rutherford

University Type

Public  Research University

University Motto

    The age of learning

University City

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Acceptance Rate

63% – 85.5%

Employment Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio


Campus Size

875 acres

Official Website Link

Northumbria University, England

Contact Details



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USPs of the University 

Academic excellence

  • Works with major players in the industry
  • Partnered with other higher education institutions globally
  • Highly ranked (21st out of 111 universities in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey) 

Jobs and Placements

The university was ranked 16th in the UK in 2016 for the number of graduates employed or studying at a graduate level. The graduates of the university scored higher than the national employability average.
Top recruiters are Nike, IBM, Nissan, Procter & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS

Infrastructural Facilities 

The university has numerous laboratories, prototyping workshops, CAD suites, media labs, etc.

  • University-owned and -managed accommodation options are also available for students.
  • The sports centers have a sprint track, a fitness center, a six-lane 25m swimming pool, squash courts, and a number of outdoor pitches.


Students can choose from the following options and the rent varies from EUR 80 to 130. 

Camden Court

  • Lovaine Hall
  • Glenamara House
  • Trinity Square
  • Winn
  • Liberty Quay
  • Claude Gibb
  • Liberty Central
  • New Bridge Street

Notable Alumni 

Some famous alumni from Northumbria University at Newcastle include:

  • Sting, musician.
  • Alexei Mordashov, Russian billionaire businessman.
  • Sir Jonathan Ive, former Chief Design Officer at Apple Inc.
  • Sam Ainsley, artist
  • Bibiana Aído Almagro, Spanish politician, previously served as Minister for Equality
  • Tunde Baiyewu, vocalist, lead singer of the Lighthouse Family
  • Rodney Bickerstaffe, former General Secretary of UNISON
  • Gavin Brown, art dealer

Northumbria University at Newcastle Location 

Newcastle City Campus: Sutherland Building, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

  • Coach Lane Campus: Benton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • London Campus: Middlesex Street, London

Train Services  

There are direct rail services running from many UK cities to Newcastle Central Station

Nearest Airport 


Nearest Hospital 

  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Recreational Sites 

  • The Tyne Bridges
  • Historic Quayside
  • Newcastle Castle
  • Newcastle Cathedral
  • Grainger Town and Grey's Monument

Northumbria University at Newcastle Map Location

Address - Sutherland Building, 2 Ellison Pl, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, United Kingdom

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