Living in Castle Leazes accommodation in first year, I met a lot of my friends throughout university. I was lucky enough to have an ensuite room, with a large living room and kitchen too for the floor, although they’re not all as modern as this. With over 1,000 people in these halls, they are definitely the most sociable and I would recommend Castle Leazes to anyone going. Societies are also a key aspect of university and allow you to meet more people, join events, be part of a team in sports matches, and it can also add to your CV. I didn’t join a sport until the end of first year, but I’m so glad I did it, even if I started late. I studied Marketing and Management and thoroughly enjoyed my three years there. The lecturers are all very supportive, and you can choose a range of modules in second and third year. The business school has arguably some of the best facilities on Campus and even allowed me to do an internship in Rwanda during my time there. I also lived in Jesmond during my second and third years and would say that it is the best student area in the country. You have so many bars on Osbourne road, everyone is around the corner from one another and it’s also a very nice area with a Waitrose as your local shop, alongside a Tesco and Sainsburys. It’s also relatively cheap for the large houses you get!