Originally founded as an institution of higher education in 1834 and awarded university charter as the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1963.
Following a re-branding exercise in 2006, the university's official trading name is now Newcastle University.
North of England
The employability of students is enhanced by ncl+, an integrated package of opportunities and experiences offered to all students who wish to develop skills that are attractive to employers. The ncl+ approach brings together hundreds of opportunities to deliver a high level of skills to students. Working with employers remains high on the university’s agenda.
All of the academic schools at Newcastle are research active and academic staff are leaders in their fields. Studying in a cutting-edge research environment means that undergraduate students benefit from the knowledge of some of the leading experts in their areas.