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Follow in famous footsteps at Newcastle University

Beginning life as a school of medicine in 1834, this red brick university is situated to the north west of the city centre. Humanities degrees are popular courses here, as are business management and geography. Famous alumni include Rowan Atkinson and Kate Adie, and Martin Luther King received an honorary degree from the university in 1967.

Enjoy the great outdoors at Jesmond Dene

The attractive Nearby suburb of Jesmond has become a firm favourite among younger people, and has a growing student population. Osborne Road is made up of bars, pubs and restaurants that are all popular with students. If you want peace and tranquillity, head to the wooded valley of Jesmond Dene, full of lush green spaces, exotic trees, cascading waterfalls and a host of wildlife, including the elusive kingfisher and red squirrel.

Have a chuckle at The Stand

This intimate comedy venue in High Bridge has gigs every night, and attracts both big-name acts and emerging talent. Headliners have included the likes of Frankie Boyle and Stewart Lee. Top comedy talent is often also on the bill elsewhere in the city, including at the Metro Arena and City Hall. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Newcastle University? Travelodge Newcastle Central Hotel is a 5-minute drive from the campus, right in the heart of the 'Toon'. Travelodge Gateshead Hotel is also close by.