Originally known as Newcastle Polytechnic, the University was formed in 1969 from the amalgamation of three regional colleges: Rutherford College of Technology, the College of Art & Industrial Design, and the Municipal College of Commerce. September 1992 marked the inauguration of the University when the Polytechnic was awarded university status and became Northumbria University.
Many courses at Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research level across
Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic quality. We conduct ground-breaking research that is responsive to the science & technology, health & well being, economic & social and arts & cultural needs of the communities.
We have an impressive track record of collaborating with like-minded international research, education and business partners. We conduct ground-breaking research and have an international reputation for creating successful, multidisciplinary research projects that make an impact nationally and internationally.
From first year through to final year and beyond graduation, our Careers and Employment Service is here to help. We want you to achieve your ambitions and make the most of your experiences, develop your skills and manage your future career.
We will help you to:
We realise that alongside your academic life, you will be managing your day-to-day life, including money and budgets, living in a new city or country, and your relationships, friendships and family responsibilities. From time to time when juggling such demands, specialist advice and support is invaluable for all of us. The services that we provide complement those provided within your academic faculty. However, for many types of support – around disability issues, faith issues, counselling and mental health support, finance, welfare issues and international student support – the University has also set up a range of central Student Support and Wellbeing services.
At Northumbria, we understand that where you live is a big aspect of your student life. That’s why we make sure you shape your experience from start to finish. When applying for accommodation, you can select the exact building, flat and room based on real online availability. Once you’ve found the perfect room for you, you can confirm your booking online within minutes.
We guarantee accommodation for all first year students and all of our residences are all within easy reach of the University campuses and Newcastle’s bustling culture and nightlife. Everyone is welcome in our accommodation, from new and current students, to undergraduates and postgraduates, both from the UK and around the world.
The University Library supports academic success by providing learning spaces, scholarly resources, online services, and opportunities to develop learning skills. The Library achieves some of the highest levels of student satisfaction in the UK and has held the Cabinet Office accreditation for Customer Service Excellence since 2010.
All University Accommodation includes fast 100 MB broadband and utility bills.
Northumbria University’s campuses provide exceptional facilities to create an environment where you can shape your future. Our technical facilities support ground-breaking research and ensure students have the practical tools they need to get the most out of their courses. We have state-of-the-art laboratories, prototyping workshops, CAD suites, media labs and more. And all of this is backed up by IT support that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Whether you compete at the highest level in a sport or you are just looking to stay fit and healthy while at university, Northumbria Sport is the place for Northumbria University students.
We have a gym, pool, sauna, steam room, exercise classes, sports clubs to join, volunteer and internship opportunities and fun events throughout the year.
You will love the convenience of having a great facility right on campus and it's the perfect way to stay fit and healthy while at University.
Pick up where you left off at school or try something completely new. Check out what else we have to offer bellow.
Students are entertained by some weird and wonderful things. Fancy throwing yourself out of a plane? Watching all the Harry Potter films in one sitting in fancy dress? Or playing a few video games in the bar with your mates? We have more than 100 societies at NSU that you can Get Involved in, from Snow Sports to LGBT*, Maths to Afro-Caribbean and everything in between, there really is something for everyone. And if you can’t see a society that suits you, you can set up your own. It’s as easy as that.
We are proud to provide our students with opportunities to gain the best education possible and where appropriate make sure our courses meet the requirements of industry as represented by the various professional bodies. Our accredited courses are assessed against defined and accepted standard criteria as set out by professional bodies and we are periodically visited by representatives of these professional bodies to ensure we continue to adhere to their criteria.