10 things to look forward to if you’re going to Newcastle in September
Newcastle is a great place to study and besides gaining a degree, of course, you’ve got plenty to look forward to. The city is a thriving place where you’ll be able to find something that captures your interest, no matter your interests are. To get you started, we’ve rounded up just ten of the things you can look forward to as a fresher in Newcastle.
- Partying until dawn
Newcastle is well known for its vibrant night life and as you head to the city to study it’ll no doubt be one of the highlights. There’s a huge range of bars and clubs to choose from but among the most popular for students are Digital, Tiger Tiger, and those housed in The Gate complex.
- Heading to the beach
Working along the beach is a must do activity when you’re living in Newcastle. Don’t expect sunny weather though, instead, stroll across the sand well wrapped up and munching on some fish and chips.
- Browsing Grainger Market
If you love shopping and bagging a bargain, Grainger Market is a place that you’ll definitely want to head. It’s packed with local businesses so you can get one of a kind items and some tasty food while you’re there too.
- Enjoying the winter festival
Every year you can enter the enchanting winter festival as Christmas approaches. This year’s Enchanted Parks include intriguing exhibitions, traditional Christmas markets, special events, and much more.
- Exploring the history
Newcastle is steeped in history and much of it is right under your feet at you walk around. Hadrian’s Wall is a must visit for history lovers and for something a bit different, why not book onto one of the city’s walking tours?
- Getting back to nature
The city might be more well known for its vibrant metropolitan life. But when you need to escape there are more than a few parks to explore, perfect for when you need to unwind. Jesmond Dene, Town Moor, and Heaton and Armstrong, are just some of the green options open to you.
- Learning the lingo
You can’t study in Newcastle without picking up some of the local lingo. You’ll be heading back home for the breaks sounding like a true Geordie, greeting family with a ‘why age man’!
- Taking in the live music
Newcastle is a great centre for anyone that loves music. You’ll have an abundance of venues to choose from, whether you love pop or indie. The Arena and O2 Academy are the places to head for the big names but you’ll find lots of undiscovered talent at smaller venues too,
- Getting behind the local team
Sports are big in Newcastle and you should make it your mission to get behind the local team at least once, whether it’s the famous Newcastle United Football Club or Newcastle Eagles, the most successful British basketball team.
- Taking in the sights
The skyline of Newcastle is iconic in its own right and definitely something that you should enjoy as you arrive and take to the streets. The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is instantly recognisable.