What our students have to say about living and studying in Newcastle.
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
I moved from Tasmania to study in Newcastle. I didn't know a single person when I arrived, and it's amazing how easy it is to make new friends here.
Living minutes from the beach, city centre, and funky cafes is fantastic, and it's only a short drive to the University.
Master of Business Administration
I found Newcastle to be a friendly place. I've met lots of people - not just Australians, but from all over the world through study and through work, so I've never felt uncomfortable here. I'd definitely recommend Newcastle to any new student. It's a great city and a fantastic University.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
University life is fantastic and the balance between studying, work and social activities is very important. Newcastle is a fun place to live and study with so much going on for students.
Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce
Studying in Newcastle has been a great experience - it's a beautiful city, with the beaches and the warm weather. It's not as expensive as Sydney.
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
I'm originally from Port Macquarie which is one of the reasons I chose to study in Newcastle as it's close to both home and Sydney.
The location of the Uni itself is fantastic, everything in Newcastle is close by.
Bachelor of Mathematics/ Bachelor of Science
I went to high school locally and despite having the option to move away for Uni, I chose to stay and study in Newcastle. It's a decision that I haven't regretted in the slightest.
The social scene is awesome and the lifestyle is great. It's so convenient and affordable being only a short drive or train ride from the University and the city.
Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts
I love the beaches and the friendly people! It's a really nice sized city - not as busy as Sydney but still really close if you want to go down for the day.
I live a block and a half from the beach - I can swim every day in summer. I am also learning to surf and I enjoy running and cycling along the beaches and the foreshore.
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
The people are friendly and welcoming and generous. It has a family feeling here which I don't think you'd get in a capital city, and there are good beaches.