5 tips for your first week at Newcastle
1. Get familiar with public transport
The Nexus Metro system is one of the most convenient and simple to get around, as the Go North East bus network has free WiFi on most vehicles.
Getting a student card gives you a discount, and if you can't walk to school or the city center from your home or apartment, it's well worth the investment. Make your journey easier by downloading the company's apps for route information, service updates and new announcements.
Save to your directory the local taxi companies as well.
Blueline is the most popular route, but you should also check with local carriers in the area. Black taxis run from various points in the city, including Central Station, Big Market and the Gate, but these taxis are very expensive and should only be taken by official taxi companies. Please.
2. Who to follow on social media and which apps to use
People, businesses and institutions in Newcastle are active on social media, so following their accounts is a great way to stay informed of what's going on, what's going on, and what's going on. jobs, invitations and upcoming events.
Start with your university, but also check out intuEldon Square, the downtown indoor dining and shopping area, the NewcastleGateshead tourist board and NE1 Get Into Newcastle. These are a few great places to start and include many of the events happening in the city.
In addition to taxi and public transport apps, it's also a good idea to download and install Uber if you don't have one, and Deliveroo, which delivers food and drinks directly from restaurants to your door.
3. Determine where to buy food
Buying food in bulk is the way to go, and the closest supermarkets with the best prices in central Newcastle are Morrisons or Asda in Byker, 2 stops by metro and 5 minutes by foot. Asda and Sainsburys also have home delivery if you prefer to buy online.
For essentials and quick options, there is Tesco Express and many small shops in the Sainsbury's area throughout the city. Grainger Market is open Monday through Saturday and has been selling fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, fish, raw meat and cheese for 200 years. It's part of the city's history and is probably where you'll get the best value for your money.
In Chinatown you'll find Wing-Hong and Tsang foods, both Chinese supermarkets. On Fenkle Street there is an Asian supermarket, HiYoU. The Farplace Vegan Store is located on Clayton Street.
For high-quality food, go to M&S food, Waitrose or Fenwick's Food Hall. At these places you will find deli stalls, fresh seafood, assorted meats, delicacies, cakes, organic vegetables.
4. Decorate your abode and have a touch of local flair
It is a common practice in the UK and international students who come to a new city go to IKEA to buy essentials, and the nearest place is Gateshead next to the Metro Centre. Stock up on household items, blankets, pillows, kitchenware, and other essentials that are of good quality at an affordable price.
Other well-priced stores in Newcastle include BM Homeware, Wilko, and homeware stores in Primark, New Look, and where prices are slightly higher, Next.
5. Explore the city
Make the most of your free time before school and school gatherings, and quickly discover what the city has to offer. Head to the shops in Eldon Square, most of these stores will provide everything students for the first weeks from clothes to stationery and school supplies.
Try going to the popular student quarters, each with its own unique features. There's the affluent suburb of Jesmond – a fun spot from student bars to Heaton's exotics and independent businesses. The culturally diverse Fenham area and the thriving industrial area of Ouseburn are perfect for meeting like-minded students and finding a coffee shop you love.