One of the largest universities in the UK, Northumbria University can be proud of excellent academic reputation, particularly when it comes to business-focused courses that give students a real kick-start in their career journey. With over 31,000 students, the university is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment and nine out of ten of our graduates are working or studying six months after graduation
Based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria has its roots in the Rutherford College, founded in 1880. It has gone through a huge growth since and is now offers a large array of subjects, taught by academics who are the experts in their field and have a passion for their subject.
Business and entrepreneurship are championed at Northumbria University through partnerships with major employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan and others. It also ranked fourth in the UK for graduate business start-ups.
If you decide to study at Northumbria University, you will be in a perfect location for any Newcastle student. Only 10min walk away from our Newcastle student accommodation, Portland Green Student Village, means you can quickly get to your lectures any time of the day. The university campus offers lots of newly refurbished study spaces as well as places to meet friends for a coffee or a drink after an intense week in university.
Student Central, which you’ll see right after crossing the bridge over the motorway, is another great place to check out. Staff are on hand here to offer students advice and guidance on a wide range of issues that modern day students face, such as career placements, disability support, welfare issues, finance, accommodation, information about specific courses, volunteer options, and study abroad potential.
Northumbria University is also known for its amazing Sports Centre. It has a gym, pool, sauna, steam room, exercise classes, sports clubs to join, volunteer and internship opportunities which is perfect for staying fit and healthy whilst at University.
With over 130 societies offered by the Student Union to Northumbria students, this is the place where you’ll never be bored! Whether you’re looking expand your CV, meet friends or get involved in the community, you’ll find it all here. For example, Northumbria Student Union offers volunteering opportunities to suit any interest, whether you want to become a neighbourhood community champion and nurture a healthy community spirit or support one of the many events ran by the officers through the year.
Here you’ll also find plenty of bars, nightclubs, entertainment venues, coffee shops, workspaces, chill out zones and meeting rooms. Northumbria Student Union has everything you need to make the most of your time as a student. A team of student officers work hard every year to put together active social events calendar, alongside the regular Fresher’s Week and weekly gigs where both local and visiting artist perform for Newcastle Students.
Northumbria University has been shortlisted a variety of national award for academic excellence, the wellbeing and support service and others. In 2016, Northumbria Students’ Union received the National Union of Students award for Student Opportunities and runner up for the Education Award.