Nido Student Union Square is home to 233 UK and international students every year. Ideally located in the student quarter of Ouseburn, you’ll be able to have a lie-in as you’ll be close to your university. Union Square will keep you safe with 24/7 security and the life of the party with our social spaces, a brand new 24-hour gym, cinema room, 200Mbps wifi and of course a unique events calendar keeping your student life exciting.
Nido Student Union Square was designed with comfort, security and style in mind – you deserve to have the best student life possible!
Enjoy our large social and study area during exam time and the cinema room when you need a break. You’ll also have access to essentials like the brand new fully kitted out gym with workout studio, laundry facilities and bike storage. Most importantly, you’ll always be connected with 200Mbps wifi that’s available throughout the residence and allows you to connect up to 6 devices at a time.
Take a virtual tour of our new gym.
Located in the centre of the beautiful and popular student area, Upper Ouseburn, Nido is just minutes from Newcastle City Centre. The area is ideal for students as it’s a safe neighbourhood with a range of transport options including bus and Metro. You will have easy access to local shops and some of the city’s most popular student hangouts including cafes, restaurants, bars and music venues, all within a few minutes of your front door. And, as we’re only minutes from campus, there are no early starts or long commutes to worry about either.
Click through all our must-see spots in Newcastle below.
Our personal favourite is their Ultimate Burger which consists of a beef burger, bacon, lettuce and onion, all sandwiched between two cheese toasties. If you’re feeling extra brave you can even make it a double. Good prices, good food but not for the faint-hearted.
1b Ford Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne - NE6 1NWOuseburn Cafe website
Artisan is still relatively new to the Ouseburn Valley, and their mantra, ‘where food is art’ may seem a touch too high-brow for some. At Artisan they pride themselves on the best locally sourced ingredients, producing fresh seasonal dishes, and it goes without saying that the presentation is exquisite. Perfect for a date-night or special occasion.
Stoddart Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne - NE2 1ANArtisan website
More than a cinema, the Star & Shadow Cinema is an alternative social, cultural, arts and community hub run by a collective of volunteers.
Warwick Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne - NE1 2NPStar & Shadow Cinema website
The Victoria Tunnel was built to transport coal from the other side of the city to the river in 1842 then used as an Air Raid shelter in WW2. Guided tours offer an informative and fun trip through - a once in a lifetime experience.
Ouseburn Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne - NE1 2PGThe Victoria Tunnel website
Every Sunday between the Millenium Bridge and Swing Bridge, independent traders selling handcrafted goods and local produce pitch up between 9am-4pm. Artists, designers, jewellery-makers, food stalls, photographers and fashionistas showcase their goods and produce. Perfect for a Sunday stroll or shopping you won’t find anywhere else.
Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne - NE1 3DEQuayside Market website
The UK's largest contemporary craft and design gallery located in an old warehouse just a 3-minute walk from both of our Newcastle residences. It offers free entry plus there is plenty to peruse, buy and even grab a coffee and a cake.
16 Stoddart Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne - NE2 1ANThe Biscuit Factory website
Under the Glasshouse Bridge is a traditional pub that embraces alternative music and it even has an outdoor stage! The Tyne Bar offers a great selection of food and drinks with an even better atmosphere.
1 Maling Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne - NE6 1LBThe Tyne Bar website
Tup Tup is Newcastle’s most acclaimed nightclub. Multi-level music rooms with lavish Eastern-style interior including waterfalls, mosaic lamps and cosy booths. It is everything you could want for in a night out.
St Nicholas' Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne - NE1 1RETup Tup website