This new super-chic student accommodation in Newcastle is called The Shield! Your accommodation will be just a few minutes away from the banks of the River Tyne in the city centre and there are plenty of great spots for a little walk in the area. You will get to your classes in eight minutes if you study at Northumbria University and in less then 20 minutes at Newcastle University.
After a long day at university, make yourself home in your apartment; The Shield offers a large range of en-suite rooms in shared apartments and private en-suite studios.
To catch up with your readings use the great working space in your room, where you have plenty of storage space to keep everything organised! Grab your books and connect to the Wi-Fi to quickly finish all your coursework.
When you are done with all the university work, walk to your on-site gym to stretch those muscles!
Cook something delicious together with your friends in the modern, well-equipped kitchen and have a catch up in one of the three social spaces or take your meal outside to the courtyard to get some fresh air.
Do you just want to chill in front of the TV? Catch up with your favourite series in the multimedia room and get cosy! Social events will be organised all year round to have some fun with your friends.
Do you still have a little bit of work to do? There are also quite study areas if you feel you need a place away from any distractions.
Feel free to also check out our City Guide for some hints and tips about the best things to do in the city and how to get around. This includes information on the best travel routes and some of the top visitor sights to see! If you need any further information, then please feel free to get in touch.
SPEND YOUR FIRST TERM LIVING EXPENSE FREE - Book your room before the 30th June and for the first term you live here The Shield will take care of paying for your laundry and food costs!
REFER YOUR FRIENDS AND GET 3% COMMISSION FOR EACH ONE WHO BOOKS AT THE SHIELD- Exclusive offer to existing residents at The Shield and those who have booked for 2019/20.
One of the jewels of the North East is the city of Newcastle, which sits on the northern bank of the River Tyne. The city boasts a population of 1,650,000 according to the very most recent figures. The city also sits roughly 8.5 miles away from the North Sea.
The city of Newcastle has long been proud of their history and have immortalised it in some of their many museums including: Discovery Museum, Hatton Gallery, Beamish Museum, Turbinia and Great North Museum: Hancock, all of which are affordable and accessible to all members of the public.
There are a number of cinemas in the city too, if you’re looking to see some of the latest and greatest in Hollywood films. Newcastle has a number of places to offer such as Empire Cinemas, Tyneside Cinemas and Odeon (Which has it’s on IMAX Screen too), the whole cinema experience is also affordable and accessible, we recommend you check them out!
There are a number of famous people from the city too including: Alan Shearer, Cheryl Cole, Rowan Atkinson, Sting, Michael Carrick, Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Catherine Cookson and Vineeta Rishi.
The city that you choose to study in often boils down to what the nightlife in the city is like. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of three places that we think will be perfect for you in Newcastle regardless of what it is that you’re looking for. Check them out below and see what you think!
First up we have, the retro-modern fusion of Florita’s Miami Bar which offers everything from cocktail competitions and beer pong all the way through to live music and DJ sets. We recommend you check it out as it is one of Newcastle’s hottest nightclubs and the guestlist is mighty long!
Secondly we have, Tup Tup Palace, which has a bit of a list in terms of notable people that have visited, including 50 Cent, Cheryl Cole and Ed Sheeran and it’s difficult to argue with them! The club has everything from DJ Battles all the way through to themed nights! We recommend you jump on the guestlist for this one too!
And last, but by no means least we have, Tiger Tiger, which is a jungle themed nightclub with everything you need from a club, whether it be cocktails or a packed dancefloor, Tiger Tiger has got you covered! Make your way on over to Newgate Street and see what the club is all about first-hand!
The city has a number of ways to keep the community together including: The Grand Lantern Parade, which is a magical live music event, incorporating light and movement. The procession makes its way through The Alnwick Garden and into Alnwick Town creating a spectacular visual feast for everyone and is run annually, make sure you get your tickets.
The transport in Newcastle is very efficient, offering everything from bus routes, cycle paths, underground metros and train stations. The city itself also has it’s own airport, so if you’re looking to take a mini-break abroad then this is the place to go to as it flies to most international destinations.
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