Incredible facilities including gym & cinema room in a top Newcastle location.


The Shield delivers the very best quality student accommodation in Newcastle, offering a variety of en-suite rooms in shared student apartments and en-suite studios with mini-kitchen. With plenty of social spaces and social events all year round, it’s no wonder why The Shield was voted The Best Social Experience in the UK by Student Crowds’ Student Accommodation Awards!

A stroll away from the banks of the River Tyne and the city centre, it’s also a great spot to get to uni; you can reach Northumbria University  in eight minutes and be at the doors of Newcastle University in under 20. Our students love living at The Shield, and we are sure you will too. 99% of students enjoyed our availability of communal space in the NSHS 2020. 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

When you feel like catching up with friends (or making new ones) there are three amazing social spaces to enjoy, including quiet study areas, gym, multi-media room and an outdoor courtyard. So whether you need space to study or to enjoy your downtime, it has something for you.

Our en-suite rooms include a study area, well-planned storage, small double bed and en-suite shower room, and the shared kitchen and living spaces are the place to go for quality time with your flatmates. Select a self-contained studio and you’ll be set to enjoy your own mini-kitchen. Plus, prices on our studios are per room rather than per person so sharing is a great option, at no additional charge!

Take a look at our video, to see why living at The Shield is so great, or view our rooms to pick the perfect place for September.

And don’t forget that bills, contents insurance and Wi-Fi are included in the price. Think that’s a great deal? Our students certainly did, voting us the Best Value for Money Student Accommodation in the UK!

So don’t miss out on your place at The Shield, book online today in just a few clicks.



  • 17 mins

    Newcastle University 17 Minutes' Walk

  • 11 mins

    Northumbria University 11 Minutes' Walk

  • 7 mins

    Manors Train Station 7 Minutes' Walk

  • 22 mins

    Newcastle Central Train Station 22 Minutes' Walk

What's included...

Your Room

Your Property

  • Social space
    With a huge TV, games area and multimedia room you’ll never want to leave!
  • Quiet study area
    Always be among friends, even when it’s time to study in this dedicated room.
  • Outdoor social space
    For when the sun decides to shine.
  • Gym
    There's no gym fees with our high-tech equipment, it's just here when you want it!
  • Cinema room
    Dim the lights and settle down for movie nights infront of the big screen. Don't forget the popcorn!
  • CCTV
    For your peace of mind we're always watching out for you.
  • Laundry
    The card-operated machines can wash and dry so there's no excuse for washing going home to mum!
  • Bike Store
    Your bike gets a home that's as safe and secure as your own.
  • Social events
    Our social calendar will be buzzing with events to give you a great time and leave you feeling far from bored.
  • Vending machines
    Whether you're a night owl or an early riser there's just no need to venture out for a snack.

Your Rent

  • High Speed Broadband
    150Mbps broadband means buffering will never stop you finding out just how that movie ends.
  • Wi-Fi
    Our extensive service will keep you connected wherever you are in the building.
  • All bills*
    No need to stress over bills or ever running out of hot water.
  • Contents insurance
    Keep everything safe with inclusive contents insurance with Cover4Insurance.
  • Secured deposits
    You can trust us; we're part of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
  • ANUK accreditation
    We're signed up to the ANUK code, so you know we're a legit landlord. Visit
  • Free dual occupancy
    With fixed price rooms, there's no additional charge if couples share a studio.

We think we’re pretty great, but here’s what some of our students have to say about living with us

Extremely welcoming! The environment makes you feel right at home. The rooms have everything you need and is so modern it feels like a 5* hotel. The staff are always around to help out or just for a general chat and joke to keep you going!

Holly & Katey, 1st Years

The Shield is fantastic, I love living here! Lucy, Vanessa and Johnny are so friendly and it feels like a real community. The guys are always on hand to help if you have any issues!

Faye, 1st Years

Living at The Shield has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, ranging from the facilities we have to the friendly staff and the excellent events. I can definitely say there’s no room for feeling homesick here!

Ghiślaine, 1st Years