15 Things You’ll Really Miss About Being a Student In Newcastle When You Graduate
So many memories made in one small toon.
1. Getting three trebles for a fiver.
Even though it’s not even three for a fiver, it’s two trebles and a Jager bomb for £5.50
2. And being able to brag to your mates at home about that very “fact”.
Nobody has to know, it’s just a little white lie… And the ‘blue drink’ is definitely something to brag about.
Newcastle night life is what I'm about, treble vodka and blueberry all day errrr day 🍸
— Dan Dawe (@danidawee) March 13, 2017
3. The Robbo.
There’s nothing quite like the rush you get when you complete a mountain of work moments before it’s due. You might hate it now, but you will miss awkwardly bumping into that one person that you didn’t want to see in the library…
4. Budget Taxis.
Despite living literally two minutes away from everyone in Jesmond, you’re too lazy to walk to your mates and cycling is just not on your agenda. Did someone say £2 taxi? I’ll take that.
5. Osbourne Road happy hour.
The best place to meet up with your mates after a long day of doing the bare minimum work you were supposed to do at the library.
6. Greggs being on every corner.
Newcastle has a 24 hours Greggs. Enough said.
7. The ‘friendly’ competition between Northumbria and Newcastle University.
On a night out: “Oh, so what university do you go to?” “Northumbria” “OOOOOOOOHHHHHH”
8. Being able to dress like a ‘typical’ Newcastle University student.
Because are you really going to be able to get away with wearing a bucket hat, glitter, a baggy retro jacket, and Reebok trainers in the office?
9. Jesmond house parties.
If you live in Sandyford or Heaton… unlucky.
10. Watching the drama unfold outside Eldon Square between all the rebellious teenagers.
Sitting on one of the benches outside while eating a meal deal from Tesco. Perfection.
11. Or watching the banter unfold on Castle Leazes Ticket Exchange.
Yes, it was useful for buying tickets of all sorts, but the main purpose of this website was to embarrass your friends by tagging them in ‘banterous’ posts.
12. All the cute independent cafes and bars to splash your cash in.
Everybody has taken an Insta-worthy picture at The British Cup Cakery or a cute pic at Cake Stories.
13. Waking up after a spontaneous night out and having no recollection of what went on the night before.
You know you shouldn’t have had that fifth treble but you did it anyway.
14. Day trips to Tynemouth.
The fish and chips you can get there are always going to beat the pesto pasta you can make at home.
15. And, of course, the beautiful city as a whole!
Everybody says that your 3 years at university are the best three years of your life… and they certainly have been. *sobs*