|No. of international students||5500||2013 Ranking||33|
|Student : Staff ratio||5.9||2014 Ranking||27|
Newcastle is a perennially popular choice with applicants, and small wonder.
The university puts a huge emphasis on student employability. The award-winning ncl+ initiative encourages all to develop employability skills through activities such as working as a student ambassador or writing for the university newspaper.
Newcastle consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK, with 93.4% of its 2011 UK/EU graduates entering employment or further study within six months of graduating. More than three-quarters (78.7%) of those in jobs achieved a graduate-level position.
Newcastle is located in the north of England, close to lovely coastline and countryside should you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a weekend. The campus is in the middle of the city and close to the Metro. There are easy links to London and Edinburgh, as well as a ferry port and an international airport.
As well as an impressive academic track record the University is located in a city that has been named the UK’s best university city (MSN travel website 2008-2011), one that inspires immense affection in locals and visitors alike.
In addition to great nightlife it’s also a regional centre for the arts, theatre and live music.