Record Applications for Newcastle universities

Sixth-formers are flocking to the North East. They must have heard about the nightlife.

Applications for both Newcastle and Northumbria universities have hit a record high, according to stats released by UCAS yesterday.

Applications for the older university, Newcastle, were up an impressive 15% on last year and 7% up on the 2011 figures.

Professor Suzanne Cholerton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at Newcastle University told The Tab: “The University is delighted with these figures, which shows that students really value a high quality degree from a research intensive University.

“And the North East offers a very attractive place to come and study”.

Meanwhile, Northumbria saw and increase of 2000 applicants, a rise of nearly 7% on last year. This breaks the record for numbers since the University opened.

Professor Andrew Wathey, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Northumbria University, said: “We are very encouraged by these numbers.

“We believe that students are looking to the future and want to attend a university that will help them secure high quality employment or further advance study on graduation”

The prospect of studying in Newcastle is increasingly popular despite the tuition fee hike. Some may suggest that the cheaper living costs of the North East will have something to do with this.

Or could it have anything to do with the Geordie Shore image and blooming reputation for a great nightlife? We have our opinion!