Gorgeous accommodation in Newcastle, with en suites, studios and social spaces equipped with all the essentials.

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 StudentCrowds’ Student Accommodation Awards!

Our students love living at The Shield, with the Global Student Living Index/National Student Housing Survey 2021 showing that:

– 99% of students were happy with our communal spaces
– 96% loved how close we are located to local amenities
– 94% of students would recommend The Shield to their friends

With availability right now, contact our Residents’ Team for more information!

  • 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

  • 11 mins

    Newcastle City Centre 11 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!
  • Cycle 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 http://www.nationalcode.org/
  • 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