Our City and Region
Newcastle upon Tyne is one of the UK's most exciting and dynamic cities. In 2011, Newcastle upon Tyne was again voted the UK's Best Student City by MSN and it's not difficult to see why.
In just two short decades the area has undergone massive cultural and economic regeneration. The development of Gateshead Quays, with the stunning Millennium Bridge, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Sage Gateshead music centre, has put NewcastleGateshead firmly on the cultural map and the area is now a hotspot for tourists and conference visitors.
The city centre mixes modern architecture with magnificent Georgian buildings, all surrounded by medieval history through the Castle Keep and crumbling Roman walls, overlooked, from a distance, by the Angel of the North.
Shopping, social and sporting facilities sit side by side, with the main shopping centre, nightlife areas and St James' Park, home to Newcastle United Football Club, within walking distance of the University's City Campus.
The region has excellent local transport links, including a Metro system and there are excellent rail and bus connections to other parts of the UK. Newcastle Airport also provides a convenient gateway to the rest of the world.
For those considering a move to the North East, the region offers an extensive choice of properties ranging from city apartments to rural period homes.
Homes to suit any lifestyle can be found, whether your preference is to live in the buzzing city centre, trendy suburbs or the countryside. The coastal towns of South Shields and Tynemouth or the rural area of Hexham are within easy reach of the University and offer a more relaxed lifestyle in just a 30 minute commute. The historic city of Durham is just a 10 minute train ride away, while the stunning Northumberland coast with its long sandy beaches and ancient castles can be easily reached.
There really is something for everyone.