Newcastle Student City Guide
Newcastle is the perfect city to satisfy all of your needs: not only does it have a great history, it also has plenty of green spaces, and it is a foodie’s paradise full of so many restaurants that it’s hard to choose which to visit first. Of course, the world-class concert halls, sporting scene and art galleries can’t be missed. You might even bump into Newcastle’s most famous footballing legend, Alan Shearer!
As well as our top pick Ouseburn, the city has plenty of options to hang out with friends, study or have dinner with your besties:
In addition to our top pick, the Sage Gateshead, Newcastle has loads of entertainment options. The most popular with students include:
In a city the size of Newcastle, the shopping-scene can’t be missed, especially if you’re student!
The Grainger MarketThe Grainger Market is a popular traditional indoor market offering a huge range of products. It is a busy and vibrant market home to hundreds of local traders and small businesses. Here you can find anything from vintage boutiques, food stalls, jewellers, artisan bakeries and so on.
Newcastle, thanks to its rich history, has plenty of attractions to visit, and most of them are free!
Newcastle is surrounded by nature and has stunning views to get lost in!
Jesmond DeneJesmond Dene is a narrow-wooded valley that follows the river Ouseburn between South Gosforth and Jesmond Vale. Here there is a spectacular mix of native and exotic trees , and the Dene is home to a lot of wildlife. The The Dene stretches for over three kilometres and has several areas of total tranquillity.
Even though Exeter is not as expensive as some other major cities in the UK, you might still consider getting a job or having a side hustle. Many students find a job within the university as student ambassadors or university application mentors: apart from gaining some relevant skills such as learning how to handle groups, working under pressure, and managing other students, you’ll gain some extra money that’ll help you to better enjoy your university experience.
Need a side-hustle with maximum flexibility? You could try part-time tutoring or becoming a web writer. Since the pandemic, opportunities to work remotely are now plentiful; the content creation and writing industry are always looking for people for just a few hours per week. According to The Balance (2022), the best platforms to find a job are Indeed (overall) and LinkedIn (best for connecting directly with recruiters). You can also check out StudentJob specifically for jobs suitable for students.