Northumbria University is the largest university in the north-east of England with 33,000 students currently enrolled, 3,500 of which are international. The main campus is in the centre of Newcastle and Northumbria is in the top ten in the UK for graduates entering professional employment and 21st in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction table.
Northumbria University is well known for its School of Design, which was formed from one of the original colleges that made up Newcastle Polytechnic, while courses in Architecture, Engineering and Midwifery also perform well nationally. The University is also one of the best in the UK for sport, and consistently ranks in the top 20 of the British Universities and Colleges.
More than 560 employers sponsor degree programmes, and accreditation comes from almost 50 professional bodies - one of the highest rates in the UK. Northumbria also offers 'clinical' courses in law accredited by the Law Society and Bar Council, allowing graduates direct entry to the profession after their degree.
At Northumbria’s London Campus, academic experts and professional support staff are committed to giving you an educational experience that will set you up for life. Cutting-edge courses such as MSc Business with International Management, MSc Business with Financial Management, Business with Marketing Management, BA (Hons) Business Administration, International Foundation Programme and Pre-sessional English are all offered.
Based in the centre of London’s business and finance district, the London campus is home to both international and UK students. A strong reputation among employers thanks to the track record its alumni, Northumbria University is on the ‘must-see’ list of many employers.
International students have free access to dedicated Student Advisors, as well as the Student Services department. Student Services also offers a meet and greet service, with pickups from Newcastle International Airport to the university. Upon arrival, students receive an orientation and an introduction to staff and students. In a recent Financial Times survey, Northumbria came top for student support.
Northumbria University has strong student satisfaction ratings, with over half of all subjects rated above 90% and four subjects, including French and Nutritional Studies, rated at 100%. Mathematics and Statistics has 98% satisfaction and Law scored 94%.
Five of Northumbria University’s academics have won National Teaching Fellowships and, following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Northumbria is now in the top 50 in the UK nationally.
Northumbria University guarantee accommodation for all first year students once an offer has been accepted. Over 5,000 rooms are available either self-catered or catered and all accommodation is a few minutes’ walk from main buildings or direct public transport to get you there.
Accommodation Services staff are on hand all year to offer information and advice about all aspects of student accommodation and advise on such things as landlord/tenant problems if renting privately.
Newcastle is situated in the north-east of England, about four hours north of London by train. The city has a population of around 200,000 and was voted the best city for students in 2011. The famous River Tyne splits the city, with a wide variety of cultural attractions, including galleries, museums, nightlife and shopping, giving students of all types something to see and do. The Metro system which links the university and city also runs out to the sandy beaches of Whitley Bay and Tynemouth.
My counsellor contacted me every day throughout the application process and helped me receive an unconditional offer. I am so grateful to SI-UK and will never forget them. I will study very hard as I feel this is the best reward I can give the whole team.
Sade Onyeje Social Work at Birmingham City University