A guide to student life in Newcastle
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With so much going on, Newcastle is a top city for university students. If you are one of the thousands planning to enrol at either Newcastle University or Northumbria University this autumn, here’s a look at what awaits you. The choice of accommodation Of course, before you even begin to think about the social side of things in Newcastle, you’ll need to consider where you are going to live. Fortunately, the city is filled with appealing areas. For affordable living, most properties in Heaton are available to rent at around £50 to £60 per person per week. The district is home to a wide variety of takeaways and grocery stores, and there’s a couple of bustling bars too. It’s also just a 20-minute walk from the city centre. Gosforth boasts similar rental rates to Heaton. If you opt for this district, you can enjoy a great selection of local shopping facilities, as well as regular buses and Metro services to the city centre. If you don’t mind paying a little more money for rent, Jesmond is highly recommended. Rent is often between £65 and £85 per person per week but you will be right next to Osbourne Road — a strip filled with stylish bars, fantastic restaurants and a very friendly atmosphere. Walton Robinson has a selection of properties available to rent in all of these districts, with some available with low admin fees and guaranteed 12-month contracts. The nightlife
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