Study in Newcastle
Newcastle University refers to its open says as visit days and holds three of them each year.If you are interested in booking a place, bookmark their visit days page and check back for details. Each visit day involves an influx of 9,000 visitors, but the number of places are in high demand, so early booking is essential.
What do open days at Newcastle include?
Events run throughout the Newcastle University open day to give you the most realistic experience of what it would be like to be a student at the university:
- Information fair: this provides talks and presentations on general student life, producing information on what services are available to students for careers advice, student finance and what you can do if you experience problems.
- Subject fair: staff and students who represent all the major subjects on offer at Newcastle will be available to answer your questions and give you as much information as possible.
- Subject taster sessions: these offer more details about specific courses and include the chance to tour the department and meet more current students and lecturers.
- General information sessions: these include details for parents, an explanation of what accommodation is available, information about the city of Newcastle and opportunities for combining your studies with time abroad.
Different types of tour are also on offer:
- Campus tours: these leave from the Students’ Union building from a special marquee, so you can’t miss it. The tours last about three-quarters of an hour and you are taken around by a current student who can point out all the high spots.
- Facilities tour: Newcastle University is quite rightly proud of many of its facilities, including the language resource centre, the recently revamped Students’ Union building, its libraries and the sports centre, which represents a multi-million pound investment.
- Accommodation tours: several locations are included so that you can see the range of accommodation on offer. It is always worth making a special effort to include one of these tours in your open day planning as the quality of your accommodation can make sure a huge difference to your first year at uni.
Can’t get to Newcastle University?
If you live a great distance from Newcastle and can’t make it to one of the visit days, or for an individual visit at another time, the university has a virtual tour, which provides online 360o panoramic views of key parts of the city of Newcastle, the university campus, the academic departments and the accommodation.
The accommodation virtual tour takes in:
- The exterior of St Mary’s College, one of the halls of residence and the interior, including a refurbished kitchen and lounge, one of the older communal lounges/kitchens and a single bedroom/study.
- Victoria Hall, one of the newer halls of residence, including a deluxe study bedroom, a communal kitchen and a standard student room.
- Castle Leazes, one of the catered halls, showing a student room, the communal dining area, the bar, TV room and shop.