Nicknamed the Blue Tower by locals, The View offers a new concept in Newcastle student accommodation for the city’s many university and college students.

With its mix of studio apartments and shared flats, choosing The View for your student housing will provide you with top of the range furniture, your own en-suite bath or shower room and a choice of stylish social spaces to spend time with friends.  A new Tesco Express is also conveniently located on the ground floor adjacent to our entrance, keeping any last minute necessities close to hand.

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Nicknamed the Blue Tower by locals, The View offers a new concept in Newcastle student accommodation for the city’s many…

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Newcastle Business School

5 Barrack Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SE, UK

Walking2 mins

Bicycling1 min

Transit2 mins

Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

Walking12 mins

Bicycling4 mins

Transit10 mins

St. James's Park

Barrack Road, Newcastle

Walking6 mins

Bicycling3 mins

Transit6 mins

China Town

Stowell Street, Newcastle

Walking3 mins

Bicycling2 mins

Transit3 mins

Cineworld

Newgate Street, Newcastle

Walking6 mins

Bicycling3 mins

Transit6 mins

Eldon Square Shopping Centre

Percy Street, Newcastle

Walking8 mins

Bicycling4 mins

Transit5 mins

Newcastle Train Station

Neville Street, Newcastle

Walking10 mins

Bicycling6 mins

Transit10 mins

Haymarket Bus Station

Walking8 mins

Bicycling4 mins

Transit6 mins

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The View address:

Barrack Road, Newcastle NE1 4SH

ROOM TYPES

Shared Apartments

En-suite rooms in shared flats of 4 to 6 are dedicated to 1st year students at Newcastle University. Please contact…

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Studio Apartments

Our modern studios offer students their own fitted kitchen and en-suite bath or shower room.

Prices from £161.54 per week

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Property Features

Distance to Newcastle Universities

Less than 5 minutes Newcastle University Business School and Less than 10 minutes to Newcastle University

Bills Included

No unexpected costs – rent covers water, light and heat.

CCTV Security

Secure entry systems, CCTV and a well trained team offering support 24/7.

Contents Insurance

Insurance on your belongings comes included with your rent.

Free WiFi

Get superfast internet connection speeds throughout the building.

Games Room

Spend spare time unwinding with friends – play games, watch a movie and more.

On-site Laundry

Find the day-to-day facilities you need housed within the building.

Cycle Storage

Keep your bike safe and secure with our onsite storage facility.

 
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Life at The View

Frequently Asked Questions

All FAQs for this property are listed below.

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Am I eligible to live here?

What if I fail my end of year exams/A Levels and the University does not offer me a place for September?

If you provide written evidence from the University, within SEVEN days of your results being published and no later than 1st September (which ever date is the sooner), that you do not have a place we will release you from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

What if I cannot get a Visa to study in the UK?

Provided, you have NOT collected the keys, and that you have evidence in writing that your application has been refused we will release you from the tenancy and refund the deposit. If the Tenancy has already commenced, and you have NOT collected your keys, you will be charged for the period from the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ to the date you provide us with evidence that you have not been granted a VISA If you have moved into the accommodation prior to your Visa application being declined you will be responsible for the rent until we can find a student to rent your room.

General information

Is there a Cycle Store?

Yes, all our accommodation has ample storage for bicycles.

Is there Car Parking?

Unfortunately there is no car parking available on site.

Do I need a TV Licence?

Yes, you will need a TV Licence. Anyone in the UK watching or recording television as it’s being broadcast or simulcast on any device – including mobiles, laptops and PCs – must, by law, be covered by a valid TV licence. Buying a TV Licence is your own responsibility and is not included in your rent.

Do I need insurance?

Contents insurance is free and is provided by Endsleigh Insurance. You can take a look at the policy terms and conditions and find out what’s covered here. Any enquiries about contents insurance must be directed to Endsleigh on 0330 3030 280.

Is there Internet?

Superfast Internet (and WIFI) is included in your rent. In the unlikely event it’s not fast enough you can upgrade.

Where do I get a Council Tax Exemption Certificate or Registration Certificate?

This is usually given to you when you enrol at University, or you can apply to your Students Services/Registrations office.

Living in the property

Can I bring a pet?

Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Moving in

How do I order a bedding or kitchen pack?

You can order kitchen and bedding packs online to be delivered direct to your accommodation. Visit UniKitOut.com where you’ll be able to order from a range of essentials packs to suite your needs. The range of packs include bedding, linen, towels, cooking equipment, crockery, cleaning and stationery. You will need to allow time for delivery so place your order as soon as possible!

Remember to use discount code ‘DOWNING10′ at checkout to receive 10% off your order.

Note: Double bedding is suitable for all 3/4 beds. You can find your specific bedding measurements in the FAQ section ‘What do I need to bring?’

What do I need to bring?

All our shared apartments and Studios will be furnished but bedding and personal linen (sheets, duvets, pillows, towels etc.) is not provided. ‘Double’ size bedding is suitable for beds in all rooms. Standard en-suite beds (in shared apartments) measure approx. 120 x 200cm, while Premium, Deluxe and Studio beds measure approx. 140 x 200cm. (Please note that a small number of Studios have beds that measure 120 x 200cm) In a shared apartment there is a TV in the lounge area, while all studios have a Smart TV. All kitchens include microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and freezer. Irons, ironing boards and vacuum cleaners are available. Kitchen utensils (crockery, cutlery, pans, etc.) are not provided. You will not be allowed to bring your own fridges, tumble dryers, portable heaters or other large electrical appliances. Chip pans and deep fat fryers are forbidden, as is the use of candles.

When can I move in?

You can move in on or after the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ as specified in your tenancy agreement.   As part of your online induction you will be asked to select an arrival time.  Please ensure the date you select is after your contract start date.

Moving out

What if I want to terminate my agreement and move out?

If you wish to terminate your tenancy, we must be notified in writing and you must complete our Re Let Form. You will remain responsible for the rent until a new tenant is found or until the end of the tenancy (whichever is sooner). We will aim to find a new tenant who is both acceptable to us and who is prepared to meet the financial and legal requirements of the tenancy agreement at the current prevailing rent. We can’t always guarantee finding another tenant, as obviously this becomes more difficult as the academic year progresses, however, you are able to suggest a replacement to us. Please note that you will also need to cover all administration charges incurred in reassigning the tenancy. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

When do I have to move out?

You have to vacate your accommodation by 11am on the ‘Tenancy End Date’ as specified in your agreement. Anything left in your room after this time will be removed and disposed of.

My booking information

Is there a cooling off/ cancellation period?

  1. 1. An ‘Academic year’ covers the period 1st September to 31st August.  Provided you haven’t collected the keys to the accommodation, you may be able to cancel your booking by writing or sending an email to us at info@downingstudents.com, subject to the following terms:
    • For bookings made before the 31st July for the next ‘academic year’ you may cancel your booking within 48 hours from the time of booking. If you chose to cancel your booking with Downing Students during the cancellation period we will retain £50 from the deposit paid in lieu of administration fees.
    • For Bookings made between the 1st and 31st of August for the next academic year you will not be able to cancel.
    • Bookings made in and for the current academic year may not be cancelled.
    • In the instance where a deposit is paid and the offer of accommodation is declined i.e. the tenant fails to manually or digitally sign a Tenancy Agreement , we will retain £50 from the deposit in lieu of administration charges.

    Subject to the cancellation periods stated above once you have signed your tenancy agreement you will be legally bound by the terms stipulated in your tenancy document.

    2. Once the Cancellation Period has expired or if you have collected the keys for your accommodation you will be legally bound by the terms and conditions of the Tenancy Agreement and will be liable to pay all the amounts due.  You cannot terminate, or be released from your Tenancy, until such time another full time student has entered into an agreement, with Downing Students, to rent your room. Please note that a room can only be re let at the higher of the rent specified on the tenancy agreement and the current prevailing rent. This may not necessarily be the same as the rent specified on the outgoing tenant’s agreement.  Any outstanding amounts on your account must be paid in full prior to the landlord agreeing to re let your room.  You are not permitted to sub let your room; all rental agreements must be made through Downing Students. In order for Downing Students to re let your room you must complete a Re let form and administration charges will apply.

    3. No Place No Pay: Provided you have not collected your keys the following will apply:- If your offer of a place at your preferred/current University/Higher Education Institution is withdrawn by the University/Higher Education Institution as a result of you not achieving their required entry grades or passing your end of year exams, you may be eligible to be released from this agreement. You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year undergraduate student and you choose to go to a different University because you have exceeded your expected grades. To apply to be released from this agreement in the circumstances referred to above, you will need to supply us with a copy of:

    a written rejection letter from your chosen university /college or UCAS or a screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved; or

    a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new university by UCAS adjustment.

    These document(s) must be received by us within 7 calendar days from the date your results are published or by 1st September (which ever date is the sooner). Please email the documentation to info@downingstudents.com. On receipt of the required documentation it will be verified and, provided we are satisfied, we will cancel your agreement and refund your deposit in full.

    4. If you cannot get a VISA to study in the UK: Provided that you have NOT collected the keys, and you have evidence in writing that your application has been refused, we will release you from the tenancy and refund the deposit, provided that you send this evidence to us within 1 week of your notification.

    If the Tenancy has already commenced, and you have NOT collected your keys, you will be charged for the period from the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ to the date you send us with evidence that you have not been granted a VISA, provided that we receive the evidence in writing within 1 week of your notification.  If you have moved into the accommodation prior to your Visa application being declined you will be responsible for the rent until we can find a student to rent your room.

My tenancy agreement

How long will the tenancy be for?

All Studios are let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for a minimum period of 51 or 44 weeks. The length of the tenancy will be set out in the Tenancy Agreement. For tenancy lengths in shared apartments please contact Newcastle University direct.

Do I need a Guarantor?

Yes, a Parent or legal Guardian resident in the UK must stand as Guarantor. The Guarantor is legally bound to pay any debts accrued during the tenancy if the tenant refuses to pay. Overseas Students who cannot provide a Guarantor please refer to the options provided on the payment tariff.

Payments

How do I get my refund?

Downing Students is committed to making refunds in a timely manner.

All authorised refunds are returned to source i.e. the bank or card the payment originate from, and where source can be established.

It is recommended that the account/card from which payments are made remains in operation for the duration of the tenancy and a short time thereafter to facility a timely refund.

All refunds will be calculated in UK Sterling. Downing Students will not refund any shortfalls due to exchange rate fluctuations, or offer compensation for any bank /agent, or other charges incurred.

No refunds will be made in cash.  For more details Click Here

How can I pay?

Downing Students accepts payment by Mastercard and Visa debit and credit card, and Western Union.

All amounts due must be paid in UK Sterling.

Interest will be charged on late/overdue payments at 3% above the base rate of The Bank of England.

The online system is asking me to 'PAY NOW'. What does this mean?

Don’t worry. By clicking on ‘Pay Now’ you are only submitting your details to the Card Processing Centre’s secure payment gateway. Payments will only be taken on the dates that have been specified.

How do I change my payment details?

If you need to change your card details please telephone +44 (0)151 707 4398 and ask for our Accounts department. You will need to allow at least 3 working days (i.e Monday to Friday) for any requested changes to be processed.  Please ensure that you have all the relevant information to hand when calling.

What date are rental payments due?

Once you have signed for a room log on to the Downing Students Accommodation Hub to check your tenancy agreement for the due dates.

If you are thinking about renting from Downing Students please view the payment option and dates.

How will I pay my rent?

Rental is paid termly, in advance, by debit or credit card. Tenancy agreements cannot be completed by the Landlord until your payment card details have been provided. This information is needed to complete your online booking and can be given by yourself or by your guarantor.

Students who can’t provide a Guarantor who permanently resides in the UK, are required to pay their rent in advance in August, October, December and February.  Please see the tariff for more details.

If you’re awaiting a student loan and can’t meet payments as scheduled you should contact us at least 48 hours (Monday to Friday) before the payment is due. You will be liable for all bank and administration charges incurred by the Landlord for failed payments and will be expected to reimburse the Landlord for these charges upon demand.

Social life

How will I get to know other students at The View?

As you look forward to moving into The View you will probably want to find out who you are living with in your apartment or get to know other students in the building. Downing Students has private Facebook groups to help you. You will be invited to a closed group before September. In the meantime, why not like our ‘The View’ Facebook Page to keep up with news, events and competitions.

Can I have visitors?

Unless otherwise stated, bedrooms are for single occupation only. Occasional overnight visitors will be allowed, at the discretion of the management, provided that no disturbance or inconvenience is caused to other occupants. You will be held fully responsible for the actions and behaviour of your visitors.

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Living at The View

Right now our shared flats are held for Newcastle University 1st year undergraduates. However, our studio apartments are open to anyone studying in Newcastle, providing an excellent space for both UK and international students alike. We’re right next door to the Newcastle University Business school, but to see how close other Universities are click here.

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