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A great place to study
Newcastle, England’s most Northern fortress is a city built on industry and remains a majestic celebration of grand 19th century architecture and Victorian engineering excellence. Today, crowds integrate perfectly as they spill through the flashing neon and night roar of the Bigg Market, wandering the elegant pavements with shiny designer carrier bags.
At Newcastle’s heart is The Tyne, the big rolling Northern River which once carried coal on blackened barges and now carries tourists on pleasure boats, beneath its extraordinary bridges. Famed for its football team, galleries, universities and more; it is a City where the past is remembered proudly, and the friendly people speak with arguably the best accent in the British Isles.
Newcastle is one of the UK's leading centres of culture and ancestral home to the World Heritage site of Hadrian's Wall. Newcastle has always nurtured a pioneering and innovative spirit which will help any student to reach out and attain their dreams. From neighbouring Gateshead’s award-winning Millennium Bridge to the UK’s largest bakery, Greggs, Newcastle is forever pushing the boundaries of invention and innovation. So when you're staying at our student accommodation in Newcastle, you’ll have plenty of inspiration to help you on your path to success. Newcastle is also one of the UK’s greenest cities with seven parks in the city centre alone.
There are over 42,000 students studying at Newcastle University, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University and the 2nd largest F.E. College in the country, Newcastle College. Students studying at any of these will find an excellent choice of student accommodation at Liberty Plaza (formerly Central St James and Central Link), Liberty Quay or Liberty Quay Studios.
Food and drink
If you like good food you’ve got so many options to feast your eyes on in Newcastle with cafés and restaurants in good supply including: Sloppy Joes Deli, Sapori Café, Moulin Rouge Café and Grill, Coop Chicken House, the Broad Chare, Caffe Vivo and the Fat Buddha. Chinatown is located to the west of the city close to some of our Newcastle student accommodation locations.
If your parents are in town and they’re in the mood to splash the cash then either Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill or Artisan would be our top choices and they won’t be left disappointed – just make sure that they bring their wallet or purse with them!
Sports and leisure
Locals are fanatical about sport. Football is their passion and Newcastle United FC play at the impressive St James’ Park stadium which dominates the Newcastle skyline and is a stone’s throw away from Liberty Plaza.
The Centre for Physical Recreation and Sport is located close to our student accommodation and offers both performance sport and more casual exercise classes such as aerobics and yoga.
Culture and music
Newcastle and neighbouring Gateshead are home to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, bound to both challenge and inspire all who visit. You should also check out the Sage Gateshead, and of course, the Millennium Bridge, which has great views of the 11th century castle that gave the city its name. Newcastle offers everything a student could need, including the fantastic Quayside, theatres, comedy, and museums. Chinatown and the Gate cinema & bars complex are definitely worth a visit and easy to get to and from our student accommodation in Newcastle.
Of course, no student city would be complete without a collection of music venues to see the best in established an up-and-coming talent. The O2 Academy and Metro Radio Arena are just two of plenty that you’ll want to explore.
It doesn’t matter what you’re into, you’ll have an abundance of choice when it comes to entertainment in Newcastle. Whether you fancy a trip to the city centre to see the latest flick at the cinema or somewhere to let your hair down after a long week of studying, you’ll find all of this and more.
Newcastle city centre is compact, meaning getting around at day or night won't be a problem. There is much to offer students, from retail therapy on Northumberland Street by day to taking part in Newcastle's student-friendly social scene at night.
You can also spend your free time exploring Newcastle's diverse arts and culture scene, such as the challenging Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. The best part is that you'll find it super easy to explore the city when staying at our Newcastle student accommodation.
Of course, every student city needs a brilliant social scene and you won’t be disappointed, you’ll have access to many music and entertainment events hosted at the Students' Union every year.
Venturing out into the city centre you’ll find an array of nightclubs, bars and pubs including: Tup Tup Palace, Floritas, Revolution, Toyko, House of Smith, Livello and Perdu to name just a few. Don’t worry; it’s not all about the Geordie Shore…unless you want it to be!
Great transport links including the Tyne and Wear Metro make it easy to get around this fantastic city.
Conveniently situated just off the A1 and A19 trunk road, Newcastle is served by regular trains on the Virgin Trains East Coast mainline.
Newcastle is also served by its very own Airport, and there is also a ferry route to Amsterdam from the North Shields International Ferry Terminal. Now there’s a weekend break with your new flatmates to look forward to!
Health and wellbeing
Newcastle’s universities offer welfare, financial and career advice which is available to all their students at various advice clinics across campus.
Our residences are in close proximity to all the campus departments so students are never far away at all from the help they may need.
Liberty Living’s central student accommodation in Newcastle is in close reach to the Royal Victoria Infirmary which is located opposite the main university campus. The hospital has a GP walk-in service which runs alongside its accident and emergency unit.
Finally, the New Croft Centre offers sexual health advice and family planning services which are situated nearby.
Whilst living in Newcastle you’ll be spoiled for choice with shopping areas a plenty, including the famous Eldon Square shopping centre. The city centre is home to over 150 high street names such as Allsaints and Hollister, and flagship stores for River Island and Topshop. The Metrocentre in Gateshead is also home to 340 shops and restaurants so you can shop till you drop if you’ve got the stamina.
You’ll find a Tesco and Sainsbury’s supermarket, as well as a range of smaller food shops and takeaways just a short distance from your Newcastle student accommodation.
The city centre is home to all the high street banks and shops that you’d expect in a popular University city plus useful amenities like a Post Office and convenience stores.
Newcastle is situated in the North East of England and its location means that its only one-and-a-half-hours from Scotland by train, so if you get the chance Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh are well worth a visit.
Within half an hour’s drive to the east of Newcastle and with more than 30 miles of beaches lies the Northumberland Coast which is simply spectacular. Promenade along piers, play at penny arcades and tuck into fish and chips whilst enjoying the sea view at retro-chic seaside towns. Discover picturesque fishing communities, clustered around sandy coves, like Newton-by-the-Sea, or head on out to Newbiggin Bay, where you’ll even experience a seaside village making artistic waves with Britain’s first permanent coastal sculpture.
Nearby Northumberland also has more castles than any other county in England, so if you fancy pretending to be a King or Queen for the day, make sure you venture out.
Within half an hour’s drive to the west of Newcastle lies Hexham, voted England’s favourite market town, and the majesty of Kielder Water & Forest Park which is not only home to the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe, but also the largest working forest in England – it’s definitely worth a visit. City life doesn’t have to mean you can’t see the wonders of nature around you!
Whatever you are looking for, you will find it all with Liberty Living in Newcastle.
Accommodation available in Newcastle
Liberty Quay - Newcastle1.3 miles (walking) 0.8 miles (walking) 0.4 miles (walking)from £121.00 pw
With 695 brand new en-suite rooms, Liberty Quay is the perfect place to make the most of your student experience this academic year – plus it's super close to the city centre so you won’t have to travel far wherever you choose to study.
All your bills and 50 Mb/s Wi-Fi are included in your rent, plus our fantastic on-site team are available 24/7 providing everything from parcel collection, to organising events for you and other students. You’ll also get access to our spacious gym and common room, perfect if you want to keep fit or stay in touch with friends.
At Liberty Quay you’ll never be short of exciting things to do – some of the best shopping facilities in the UK are right on your doorstep meaning popping out for those everyday essentials can be done with ease.
Liberty Quay Studios - Newcastle1.3 miles (walking) 0.9 miles (walking) 0.5 miles (walking)from £123.00 pw
Liberty Quay Studios is located centrally and positioned close to all of the city's universities and colleges, so you can literally just roll out of bed to class. Located on Melbourne Street, right in the heart of the city, the residence is super close to all the things that you'll want to see and do.
You’re also right next to essential transport links, including Newcastle Central railway station, the Metro underground and local buses stop close by.
We make you feel right at home at Liberty Quay Studios. We include your bills, contents insurance and access to a gym in your rent, so you can sit back, relax and focus on your studies.
Liberty Plaza - Newcastle0.6 miles (walking) 0.5 miles (walking) 0.9 miles (walking)from £137.00 pw
Liberty Plaza is within easy walking distance to all of the universities and colleges in the area. Located on Wellington Street, you’re also right next to essential transport links, including Newcastle Central railway station, and local buses stop close by.
Liberty Plaza’s closeness to the town centre allows you to get right into the heart of the action, and you’ll never be stuck for things to do or people to do them with – there are plenty of residents here!
You'll benefit from all of our outstanding safety and security features. There are 24-hour teams on hand as well as CCTV around the clock. Plus, you’ll have extra peace of mind because your bills come included in your rent.
Why choose Liberty Living?
We welcome group bookings
Want to live with your friends? We can make it happen! At Liberty Living, we’re happy for you to book with whoever you like. So, if you can’t bear the thought of being separated for even one moment, now you don’t have to be. We know how social University is and we don’t want to split anyone up who’s quite happy in their own little group. We’d also be the last ones to split up a relationship, so you can even share a room with a partner thanks to our room shares – in residences that have double rooms or studios.
Perhaps you’re coming back for your second or third year with us, or maybe you all met on your course – it doesn’t matter, we’d love to have you stay with Liberty Living. We’ll welcome you (or welcome you back!) with open arms. As an added incentive, we’ll even help you settle in, too. Book in a group of four or more people and we’ll give you a £400* shopping voucher for a supermarket of your choice. Better get sharpening those cooking skills – you’ll all have to do your fair share!
It’s super easy to make a booking together, so follow the link to find out more about group bookings.
*Shopping voucher offer of £400 is only available at Liberty Quay and Liberty Quay Studios, the offer is £100 at Liberty Plaza.
The best choice for international students
Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.
When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.
Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems,, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.
We can’t wait to meet you!
We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades, so take a look below…
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016
Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016
Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015
Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015
Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015
Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014
Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013
Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2012
Winner 'Best Moving In Expreience' 2011
Winner 'Best Private Halls Provider' 2010
It's easy to book
It's easy to book with Liberty Living
- Find your perfect room
Found your perfect room? You’ve chosen where you want to be, we just need you to create an account and give us a few details to secure your booking.
- Pay your booking fee
Once you’ve given us your details and signed up to the Tenancy Agreement, all you need to do is pay us a one off £200 booking fee and set up your payment schedule – and the room is yours.
- Get ready to move in
Now try and contain your excitement… you’re booked and ready to move in! We’ve sent you confirmation of your booking and everything else you’ll need to know. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to your new home very soon.
- Find your perfect room
We have great relationships with UK universities
Our student accommodation is endorsed by some of the UK’s leading higher education institutions and we work in partnership with many of these to ensure that you have somewhere safe, clean and fun to stay throughout your time with them. If you want find out more check out our University partners page.
Your Student Experience
Enhancing your Student Experience
Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.
We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.
Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.
Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.
Liberty Living operates in accordance with the National Code of Standards for student accommodation. The Code of Standards is run by ANUK (The Accreditation Network UK), the NUS, and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by universities across the UK.
Liberty Living joined the Code of Standards to give our students peace of mind. You can be assured that you will enjoy a high standard of living in accordance with the Code of Standards, and a prompt resolution to problems should they ever occur when you stay at any of Liberty Living’s residences.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
We have summer accommodation available in great destinations for you to book for just a few nights or the whole of summer – extend your stay with us or book at any one of our 48 residences in 19 cities.
Whether you’re planning to start an internship, summer school, language school, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield – we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and we have a wide range of summer accommodation options available.
Plus, you don't even have to be a student to stay with us over the summer… all bills and internet access are included in the rent, and you’ll feel safe and secure with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
It’s super easy to make a booking, so follow the link to find out more about our summer accommodation in Newcastle.