University of Northumbria at Newcastle in general Reviews
Newest Review: ... progress. No personal tutor was available so there was no-one to turn to for personal problems. They brush bullying under the carpet, although they did suggest counselling. My biggest predicament was that a harassing sixth form head from a Cramlington school had tarnished my name; I was even told by teachers she 'had plans for me'. There was definitely some suggestion she had contacts in the university especially one little, short man who hung around corridors and randomly asked to see my result paper on one occasion, spewing some rubbish about how a high grade was out of place with my other results. The truth is they do not mark work ... more
Customer University of Northumbria at Newcastle in general Reviews (16)
by Student123 - written on 29/07/12
Load of crap! Guidance tutors egnor you, egnor emails, phonecalls and messages. Needed a reference for a job i applied for in which my tutor said she would do it straight away, 3 months later and still no reference, my job offer was almost withdrawn, in the end had to get a reference else where! Parking is a joke, prices in the cateen are so expensive...then you are not aloud to eat your own food in the cateen, ending up sitting outside even in the winter. Lessons are repeated, basically taught the exact same lessons for three years. People that never attend uni get all the support, whilst the ones that make an effort get nothing! Also email system a joke! Send emails about lesson changes that only get sent to certain people. Then at many lessons the lecturer doesnt even show up! My advice..go elsewhere!
by Tooktenyearstogetmylifeback - written on 28/04/12
I gave into insecurity and could have applied to Durham but instead decided to stay at home and place safe with a Business degree. This review is based on personal experience when I studied there in the late nineties. Business students are not academic material; they are rough, bullying types who will lie and cheat - some felt they had to knock others down instead of working on their own progress. No personal tutor was available so there was no-one to turn to for personal problems. They brush bullying under the carpet, although they did suggest counselling. My biggest predicament was that a harassing sixth form head from a Cramlington ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/05/11 (Somewhat useful, 596 readings)
Although one must always be critical about the way universities are ranked in this country, but when you look at Northumbria Univesity in the 4 main guides (The Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Complete University Guide), it is ranked in the mid-50's (out of 132). So whilst it does appear in the upper half of the table, it is only just there. All universities place a huge emphasis in 'Independent Learning'. You should be wary of that. In the age of the Internet and I Tunes U, one does not need to go to university to gain learning from lectures, instead, if you're interested in a subject, take a free course there. Of course, that does not gain you a ... Read the complete review
by Mollie - written on 24/08/10
I studied initially at Oxbridge and came to Northumbria as a postgraduate. I can honestly say I have found my year at Northumbria more inspiring, enjoyable and interesting than my university experience first time round. The tutors always have time for you, and the course is made interesting and relevant. Better still, it isn't full of the home county rah lookalikes who are only at uni because they've finished their gap yah and have nothing better to do (and anyway daddy's paying). The town itself is brilliant with plenty of cool haunts. I certainly haven't experienced the lager louts and vomit fests described below. I guess you just need to know where to go. The work is very challenging, far more so than my undergrad at a top tier university, and has set me up for my future career.
by JC - written on 13/06/10
I agree with many of the posters here. This place is ideal if you want to party for four years, but if you want to learn something and obtain a respectable degree, go somewhere else.After a year in Northumbria I transferred to another university and was shocked by the difference in academic standards.