10 reasons why you should come to Newcastle

With University open days taking place up and down the country in the next couple of weeks, we thought we’d give you 10 reasons why you should choose to come to Newcastle University Business School!

  1. Our prestigious reputation

NUBS are in the top 1% of business schools worldwide! Our School holds triple accreditation, meaning that we are recognised by three accreditation bodies, and can assure you that our School and programmes are of the highest quality. To find out about our accreditation, see the website.

We are also part of the Russell Group! Coming here will allow you to be around academics carrying out the very best research, benefit from outstanding teaching and learning experiences and be linked with international, national and regional businesses!

  1. So many courses to choose from

Whether it’s accounting, management, marketing or economics you want to study… we offer it all!

  1. The Toon

Newcastle has been voted the best place to visit in the world by Rough Guides 2018, and we’re not surprised.


Well, with the best nightlife in the entire country, hundreds of restaurants, music venues that attract the biggest artists, theatres, and sports facilities… Newcastle really does have it all.

If there’s one thing we know about Geordies, it’s that they like to have a good time, and by coming to Newcastle, you can too. Oh and don’t forget that Geordies are also some of the friendliest people you will meet. Don’t be surprised if you hear “areet pet” when walking down the street!

  1. It’s cheap!

One thing can be said for sure… Newcastle is good for the bank account! Voted the 6th cheapest University City for students in the UK for 2017 by Business Insider UK, it is affordable for students.

Here’s and average breakdown of costs that you can expect if you come here:


Weekly rent – £117.93
Travel Pass – £56.50
Gym – £10.27
Cinema – £8.50
Meal out for two – £50

See the website for monthly budget breakdowns and advice.


  1. Societies

There’s a society for every sport, whether you want to play it competitively, or just for fun! But did you know there are hundreds of societies that have nothing to do with sport? Whether it be acapella, DJ’ing, baking, photography or fashion you’re interested in… there’s a society for that!

Societies are great ways to meet new people, and fill your calendar with socials that are full of weird and wonderful themes!


  1. Shopping, shopping and more shopping

Newcastle is home to intu Eldon Square, home to over 150 high street names and specialist shops! Whether it be chain stores, or independent retailers, Eldon Square will have what you’re looking for.

Just across the Tyne, there is intu Metrocentre, Europe’s largest indoor shopping centre… a must visit destination!

Both are popular with students, having an array of restaurants to visit, and annual student nights offering huge discounts to students in the area.


9. Transport links

Newcastle is great, but we understand that sometimes it’s nice to travel and visit new places. The Business School provides annual trips to cities such as Edinburgh and the

Lake District as part of our social programme.

Newcastle Central Station offers trains to cities all over the UK, which are perfect for a day trip out, or even a weekend break.

Getting around Newcastle on foot is easy, but there’s always the option to use the Tyne and Wear Metro to get from place to place. Not only will the Metro take you around the city centre it will also take you further afield to neighbouring city Sunderland, and the beautiful coast of Tyneside.

  1. Scholarships

The Business School and University award a number of scholarships and bursaries to UK, EU and international students. These can reduce tuition fees, or help out with the cost of living.

Scholarships are awarded to students at all levels.

See our website for Business School specific scholarships.

Undergraduate students should see the University website for full information on scholarships available.

  1. We are multicultural

With 94 cultures represented across the University, it’s easy to see just how global we are. The Business School welcomes international students from across the globe each year, making the student body truly diverse, and a great way to increase cross-culture learning.

We also celebrate the cultural diversity of the Business School with our annual Multicultural Month in February featuring dancing, language taster sessions, a quiz and much more!

  1. Alumni support

Your journey with Newcastle University doesn’t end the day you graduate! You will become a part of unique, lifelong community. For three years after you graduate, the Careers Service will continue to help you make the next steps in your career. Even after this, you still have access to benefits and services to enable your professional development, as well as receiving a dedicated Business School alumni newsletter, Alumni Matters, to keep you up to date with what is happening at the School.