Ncl is great, the fact that it is with in the city centre leads to the university having a feeling of being very much in touch and involved with the city that it is situated in. The buildings are beautiful, and most of them are very close together, making for ease of access and transfer between lectures. The staff are approachable and helpful. The library is 24 hour and has a cafe onsite; when this is not in operation, the seating area is still open, as are several vending and coffee machines. The social life is amazing, there are a myriad of societies and a lot of clubs, bars and student friendly activities. 10% of Newcastle’s population are students so this makes sense (there are two universities in the city). It is also cheap, as it is ‘up north’; the rent on my house is £78 per person per week, plus bills. Obviously this is significantly cheaper than London, and even Edinburgh. This cost difference translates to food and transport fare as well. Overall, a great university in a great city. It’s even near to the sea!