University of Northumbria at Newcastle
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About this university
Northumbria University, also known as the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, is a university located in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. It began life as the Rutherford College of Technology founded in 1894 as well as the College of Art and Industrial Design and the Municipal College of Commerce. These formed Newcastle Polytechnic in 1969 and gained its university status in 1992 as one of the group of new universities created at the time.
Students from over 100 countries travel to study at Northumbria and there is plenty of support and assistance on hand to help them adapt to their new home. To start with there is country specific information for applicants on the website as well as information about immigration and visas. Once in Newcastle, there is plenty of help and assistance including English language courses and assistance with those trying to find employment between their studies. The union is responsible for the organisation of various volunteering and charity work opportunities in the larger community and further afield. In addition, there are more than 100 societies to get involved with based around interests, cultures, sports or arts to name a few. Societies are a great way to meet people with similar interests or learn about something completely new. Students even have the chance to start up their own club or societies if they find a gap and have a shared interest with others. The Student Union is the representation of students attending the university as well as organising various services and the clubs and societies for outside the classroom. Within the student union building are a number of social venues including three bars.
The university has two main campuses, the City Campus and Coach Lane. The City Campus is divided into East and West parts with the East being home to the Schools of Law and Design as well as the Newcastle Business School. The West is home to the Schools of Arts and Social Sciences, as well as various other departments, the university's library, sports facilities and the Students Union building. Coach Lane is around 2.6 miles from Newcastle on the road of the same name near the A188 Benton Road. It is part of the Dene ward of the city and near Tyneview Park, where the department of Work and Pensions is based. It is home to the School of Health, Community and Education Studies and has its own student union area, sports facilities and library services. A free bus runs between the two. The university also opened a London campus in 2014 that concentrates on postgraduate Master of Science degrees in Marketing, International and financial management. It is near the Liverpool Street underground station. Students' accommodation on offer from the university is varied in type and budget. There are some 5000 bedrooms close to the campuses around Newcastle so students can be close to their studies as well as enjoying the nightlife and shopping opportunities of the city centre. Most of the accommodation is self-catering but there are some catered options. Rent prices include heating, TV, telephone and internet access and insurance for possessions. In addition, the university can assist students in finding private accommodation around the area and many second, third and fourth year students opt for this. The Accommodation Office on Ellison Terrace is the place to find out more about the accommodation options available.
There are courses available from this university with the following field of studies:
- - Accounting and management
- Business and management studies
- - Business analysis and management
- - Business and human resource management
- - Entrepeneurship and management
- - International and cross cultural management
- Computer sciences and IT
- - Computer forensics and cyber security
- - Computer science
- Electronic and electrical engineering
- - Electronic and Electrical Engineering
- - Mechanical engineering
- - Engineering management
- - Energy and environmental engineering
- Health sciences
- - Health Care Management
- Law and legal studies
- - Marketing
- - Marketing management
- Medicine and surgery
- - Politics and International Relations
- Social sciences
- Sports science
- Teacher training and education