A pocket-sized city that you’ll never be bored in.
Newcastle is famous for being friendly, but this is just one of the reasons why students love living here. With the ability to walk across the city in 15 minutes, everything you need is within reach.
Newcastle’s buzzing nightlife, beautiful coastline and university campuses are all at your feet, with Vita Student accommodation in Newcastle being the perfect base.
Our buildings in Newcastle
When it comes to our student accommodation in Newcastle, there are two buildings to choose from, Westgate and Strawberry Place – each have the option of shared or studio rooms.
With more facilities than any other student accommodation in the city and a variety of apartment types, Strawberry Place gives you a slice of luxury on the doorstep of St James’ Park.
Just a stones throw from the train and metro station with independent cafes, bars and restaurants on your doorstep. The place to be for city central living, close to uni.
Vita Student is the only student accommodation with everything covered. All-in service, for students with an all-in attitude.
Learn more about life at Vita
VARIED STUDIO APARTMENTSTake your pick from a wide range of rooms, all including a large bed, ensuite bathroom & ample storage space.
FITNESS STUDIOS & GYMSWake up, work out. 24/7 onsite gyms and fitness studios with free personal training sessions every week.
INSPIRATIONAL HUB SPACESSpark bright ideas & forge new friendships. Hub spaces that are designed for work and play.
PRIVATE BOOKABLE ROOMSImpress your date in a private dining room, host a movie night, knuckle down in a secluded study space.
HOUSEKEEPINGFive-star cleaning services every two weeks. For free.
WEEKDAY GRAB & GO BREAKFASTFuel your day with a delicious and varied breakfast. Available to take away Monday-Friday.
24/7 ONSITE TEAMThe heart and soul of our buildings. Our Residence Teams are here for you.
SUPERFAST WIFIA a secure 150mbps connection, day and night. Your own personal wireless network for up to 10 Smart devices.
CAREER TOOLSAt Vita Student, the tools to succeed are already in your hands.
SECURE & SAFEWith CCTV in every building and Secure Key fob entry you can feel at home from the minute you move in.
VITA STUDENT ALUMNIJoin a network of like-minded people venturing into their careers together.
VIP BRAND EVENTSAll your favourite brands, ready to give you VIP access. La Mer, Harvey Nichols, ESPA, and more.
DAILY ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPSLearn something new. Daily activities and workshops so you can meet new friends and make memories.
FREE TO USE BIKESExplore your new city on your terms. Take one of our free-to-use bikes for a spin.
HEADLINER EVENTSJust the thing needed after a stressful exam season. Let your hair down at our all-out headline events.
STAFF TRAINED IN MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
SURPRISE GIFTS & TREATSLittle gifts from time to time, to show you we care. You deserve it.
24/7 PARCEL COLLECTION
LIVING AT VITA STUDENT NEWCASTLE
Both our Westgate and Strawberry Place buildings are a short walk to the city centre and to university, allowing you to easily immerse yourself in Newcastle’s student life.
If you want to experience fast-paced city-centre living, our Westgate building would be the ideal choice for you.
However, Vita Student Strawberry Place, located on the doorstep of St James’ Park, gives you a slice of luxury, and includes more facilities than any other student accommodation in Newcastle.
Whichever building you choose to live in, you can count on the fact that you will be experiencing the best of student living in Newcastle.
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT
Vita Student is for students that want it all.
For students that want to live without limits.
With an all-inclusive service, living at Vita Student lifts some of the pressures from university life, allowing you to focus on your studies and your experience.
Our buildings are full of friendly faces from many different places. All here to make the most of their time at university. Whether you are creative or academic, Vita Student is the place to learn, thrive and make connections.
Newcastle is the smallest big city in the UK – but don’t let the modest footprint of the city fool you. Newcastle has so much to offer, and everything is on your doorstep.
In Newcastle you’ll feel welcomed and comfortable the moment you arrive. Newcastle has a fantastic nightlife – it’s wallet-friendly, and you’re guaranteed to find new friends. The most popular spot is the Diamond Strip, where you’ll find the majority of clubs. Or, if you’re on the hunt for cocktails and sophistication, you’ll want to head over to Quayside.
As well as cocktail bars, Quayside boasts an impressive selection of culture, music and arts venues – including the Sage and BALTIC, where you can take in incredible views of the city, and go to thought-provoking art exhibitions, all for free. If you’re looking for more hands-on fun, Newcastle is also home to boutique bowling alleys, live music venues, and the city’s namesake castle to explore.
There’s so much to see and do in this compact metropolis, but you can also always rely on your Vita Student building to give you space to knuckle down when you need it. We offer more facilities than any other student accommodation in Newcastle with movie rooms, onsite gyms, plenty of sociable seating and tons of study space to give all our residents the space to do their own thing.
Since 1834, Newcastle University has been at the forefront of innovative research. It offers over 200 undergraduate, and over 300 postgraduate, degrees – and as a founding member of the Russell Group, it’s known as a hub for world-class teaching.
Northumbria University is the place to go to be a part of innovative, forward-thinking research. Described as a ‘professional university’, Northumbria’s reputation for academic excellence and award-winning partnerships sets up graduates for success.
“My three favourite things about living at Vita: the weekly events, the gym and the independence I get from living on my own”
“The reception was really welcoming and helpful”
“A place where I can learn new things and feel comfortable”
“I wanted to move into a place where I can feel really secure”
What is there to do in Newcastle?more
Newcastle is a haven of creativity – come rain or shine, you’ll never be stuck for something to do. Ouseburn is one of Newcastle’s cultural hubs – with great pubs, bars and restaurants, it’s the place to be on a Saturday afternoon and great for a pub crawl. Once a flour mill, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is definitely worth a visit if you’re into your art – a really cool spot. The Biscuit Factory is another favourite with locals and visitors alike – take in a range of contemporary art before sitting down for great food on their outdoor terrace. If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, there’s lots for you to get up to. Our recommendation? Head to Ice-Dip Social in the winter months – a freezing cold plunge into the North Sea, followed by a sauna and food. What better way to warm up?
How long does it take to get from Newcastle to London on the train?more
Despite being located on opposite ends of England, you can get to London from Newcastle faster than you might expect. Hop on a train at Newcastle station, and you’ll be in London’s King Cross in around three hours for as little at £30.85 with a railcard.
What is the culture like in Newcastle?more
If you’re interested in art and culture, Newcastle should be top of your list of places to visit. The city has a diverse range of cultural activities, including free museums and art galleries, a lively music scene and incredible theatre experiences. From its ship building and mining heritage, Newcastle is known for being the business and social hub of the North East. The city is also known for its nightlife – you’ll be spoiled for choice when looking for great cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs.
How would you describe the culture in Newcastle?more
Newcastle has a diverse range of cultural activities, including free museums and art galleries, a lively music scene and incredible theatre experiences. From its ship building and mining heritage, Newcastle is known for being the business and social hub of the North East. Something the city is known for is its nightlife – often described as the location of some of England’s most popular nightclubs. And to top it off, the Geordies are famous for being some of the most fun and friendly people around. They’re known for loving life and having a great sense of humour.
How far away is Newcastle from the coast?more
Newcastle is the ideal spot for a trip to the seaside. The North East coastline has some of the UK’s finest beaches, offering something for everybody. Popular spots include Longsands beach in Tynemouth, just a 9 mile drive from Newcastle; Whitley Bay is just over 20 minutes away and one of the area’s quieter spots; and just 30 minutes north of Newcastle is Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, a very popular seaside town when the sun is shining.
Are nights out in Newcastle affordable?more
From casual drinks to big nights out, Newcastle has a lot to offer in terms of nightlife. Like anywhere, your night out will be as expensive as you make it. The city has a huge variety of places, with the likes of The Quayside Wetherspoons, Slug and Lettuce, Bijoux, Sinners, and Greys Club offering cheaper options; and Lola Jeans, WC Newcastle and Chinawhite sitting on the more exclusive and therefore expensive end of the scale.
Where are the best places to eat out near the Vita Student Newcastle accommodation?more
There are two Vita Student buildings to choose from in Newcastle – Westgate and Strawberry Place. Both are in the heart of the action, surrounded by an incredible choice of restaurants and cafes. Near Westgate you’ll find Pinocchio, an upbeat Italian eatery with classic dishes and meal deals; Zapatista, offering tasty Mexican food with great healthy options available too; and Teayempo, a South Asian restaurant with reasonable priced food full of flavour. If you’re looking for a bite to eat near Strawberry Place, Chilli Padi offers classic Pan-Asian and Malaysian dishes like curries and noodles; The Real Greek is a slick, modern restaurant with a menu full of classic Greek dishes; and Thali Tray offers a selection of Indian street food with 10 beers on tap.
Where do students live in Newcastle?more
You’ll be spoiled for choice when looking for the best area to live in as a Newcastle student. To to be right in the middle of the action, you’ll want to live in the city centre for easy access to a host of clubs, restaurants and bars and both universities just around the corner. Sandyford is a popular area for students who want to be close to the energy of the city, whilst still having some breathing space. If you want more affordable accommodation which is still close to the city centre, Jesmond is the perfect balance and another student hotspot. And if you’re looking for a bargain student spot, Heaton might be the answer. With supermarkets, shops, restaurants and pubs, you’ll have everything you need just around the corner.
If shared housing isn’t for you, a studio with everything covered might be. Vita Student offers two buildings in Newcastle – Strawberry Place and Westgate, each within a short walking distance of both Newcastle universities. Think first-class facilities and service. Big apartments and communal spaces. A welcoming student community. All-in student living.