Situated just a short walk from both Northumbria University and the University of Newcastle, The Shield is in a prime location for getting to university. Plus, you’ll have access to entertainment on tap with the city centre is just an 11 minutes’ walk away – get to all of your favourite shops, bars and restaurants in no time. And, for those days you’d like to get out of the city, the train station is also a short strolling distance from us.
We offer a variety of en suites in shared student apartments and en suite studios fitted out with all of the essentials for your stay. Plus, prices on our studios are per room rather than per person so sharing is a great option, at no additional charge!
With an amazing selection of social spaces including a gym, cinema room, multi-media room, courtyard and study spaces, it’s no wonder why The Shield was voted The Best Social Experience in the UK by Student Crowds’ Student Accommodation Awards!
Our students love living at The Shield, with this year’s National Student Housing Survey showing that 99% of students enjoyed our availability of communal space. And there’s more:
– 100% were satisfied with our learning environment
– 97% were pleased with the level of security
– 96% rated our overall management
– 95% loved our location
17 minutes walk to Newcastle University
11 minutes walk to Northumbria University
7 minutes walk to Manors Train Station
22 minutes walk to Newcastle Central Train Station
The city is one of the largest in England and often gets voted top for students in the UK. What that means for you is there’s always something exciting to be part of. Its main study destinations are Newcastle University, Northumbria University and Newcastle College, all within easy reach from The Shield options.
These en suites are located on lower level floors, with a small double bed alongside your own en suite shower room, study area and storage space. Enjoy sharing a kitchen and living space with your new flatmates. Average room 12.4-13sqm.
Great affordability with a small double bed alongside your own en suite shower room, study area, and storage space. Average room 12.5-13.8sqm.
Great affordability, with an en suite shower room, small double bed, storage, fitted kitchen and space to study. And, if you decide to share with a partner the cost stays the same! Average room 17.7-18.4sqm.
All the usual features set in a roomier setting – with a small double bed, shower room, study area, ample storage and use of the shared kitchen/living room.
Self-contained studio living starts here for you and perhaps your plus one, equipped with all of the essentials including an en suite shower room, small double bed, storage, fitted kitchen and space to study. Share at no extra cost! Average room 17.7-18.4sqm.
If you’re looking for extra space, then our Gold En Suite is the perfect room for you, equipped with all of the essentials including a small double bed, study area, shower room, plus storage space. You'll also have access to a shared kitchen/living area. Average room 15sqm.
If you like to spread out, then this more spacious studio could be for you. The facilities feature an en suite shower room, small double bed, storage, fitted kitchen and space to study. Average room 17.9-18.9sqm.
Our largest studio with the same quality features. Average room 19.1sqm.
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