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Accommodation available in Newcastle
Liberty Quay Studios is located centrally and positioned close to all of the city's universities and colleges, including Newcastle College or Northumbria University, 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.
If you’re looking for the full student experience in Newcastle, Liberty Central is where it’s at. This is an exciting student hub and you’ll be close to the diverse city centre, your campus and both Newcastle and Northumbria University, too.
Liberty Central is located near to the city centre so you’ll never be short of things to do, and with great access to transport links you’ll be able to explore your new city with ease.
You’ll also feel safe and secure living with us as we have CCTV and 24 hour staff, plus contents insurance is included as standard. In fact, everything is included in your rent – that’s just how we do things here.
Liberty Plaza is within easy walking distance to all of the universities and colleges in the area, including Newcastle University or Newcastle College. 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.
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 if you're studying at Newcastle College or Northumbria University.
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.
Newcastle for students
Newcastle is considered one of the friendliest cities in the UK, and there’s always a warm welcome extended to students. While staying at our student accommodation in Newcastle you’ll find yourself at the heart of the action, with plenty of activities to keep you entertained both on and off campus.
Newcastle proudly boasts a few fantastic institutions, and our student residences are located near to all of them. Whether you find yourself at Newcastle University, Northumbria University or Newcastle College, prepare yourself for a brilliant student experience.
Good food isn’t hard to come by in Newcastle, with plenty of cafés and restaurants to feast your eyes on (and feast at, quite literally). These include everything from chicken shops to Persian restaurants, and plenty more in between. Vegetarians and vegans don’t have to settle for less either, with popular establishments throughout the city, and even a pub called the ‘Ship Inn‘ which offers a fully vegan menu.
Chinatown is located to the west of the city, close to some of our student housing options in Newcastle, so you’ll be able to find plenty of diverse cuisine there as well. And if you like to stay ahead of the game, Quayside is one of Newcastle’s most on-the-pulse areas, so it’s a great place to head out and try new food.
Things to do
It doesn’t matter what you’re into, you’ll have an abundance of choice when it comes to things to do in Newcastle. Fancy a trip to the city centre to see the latest flick at the cinema? There are several of them, and they’re not all simply run-of-the-mill.
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.
If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned night out to let your hair down, Newcastle’s renowned for being the best. Don’t worry; it’s not all about the Geordie Shore… unless you want it to be!
And if you’re anything like the locals, you’ll be fanatical about sport. Football is their passion and Newcastle United FC play at the impressive St James’ Park stadium. It dominates the Newcastle skyline and is a stone’s throw from Liberty Plaza.
Arts & culture
Newcastle has a rep as a party city, but it can offer so much more. Newcastle offers everything a student could need, including the fantastic Quayside, theatres, comedy, and museums. Of course, you can’t stay in Newcastle without admiring the Millennium Bridge, which has great views of the 11th century castle that gave the city its name.
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.
And 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.
Health & wellbeing
Newcastle has some beautiful outdoor spaces to head off to chill out in, such as Exhibition Park, Leazes Park and Town Moor. The city is considered a great place to walk around, and there’s plenty to see!
The Centre for Physical Recreation and Sport is located close to our student flats in Newcastle and offers performance sport options and more casual exercise classes, such as aerobics and yoga. Alternatively, Eldon Leisure Centre provides superb gym facilities at very student friendly prices.
Like any city, Newcastle has plenty of private gyms on almost every corner, and all of the universities and colleges have facilities as well. You’ll never be too far from somewhere to keep fit at your private student accommodation in Newcastle.
Great transport links including the Tyne and Wear Metro make it easy to get around this fantastic city. You can get around using the bus, train or Metro. There are even student tickets that you can use across the entire network!
After a night out, there are plenty of safe taxi services, or you can use ride share services.
Conveniently situated just off the A1 and A19 trunk road, Newcastle is served by regular trains on the London North Eastern Railway. 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. Flatmate holiday, anyone?
Why choose Liberty Living?
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…
Finalist ‘Best Individual Accommodation in the UK’ 2019
Awarded ‘Best Halls of Residence in the UK’ 2018
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2017
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2017
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 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
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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.
Liberty Living follow a distinct set of standards for our student accommodation, called the ANUK/Unipol National Codes. The purpose of these Codes, (membership of which is voluntary), is to provide students with professional housing services.
The standards chosen for the Codes reflect a balance of common sense obligations and responsibilities between landlords and tenants. They also reflect established best practice in the sector and are based on what an average student and their parents would expect of a good quality housing supplier. The standards are supported by the voice of students themselves through the National Union of Students.
What does being a member of the codes mean?
- Both parties can enjoy the benefits of good standards of housing management and practice.
- Misunderstandings and disputes are reduced.
- If problems do occur they can be promptly resolved.
- The independent complaints procedure operated by the Codes can be used for complaint resolution.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
Stay with us this summer at one of our 46 residences across 17 cities in the UK. We offer both short-term and long-term stays.
Whether you’re planning to work, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield, we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and offer a wide range of room options.
All bills and internet access are included, and you’ll feel safe round-the-clock with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
Find out more about our summer accommodation in Newcastle.