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Welcome > School Leavers > Why choose Newcastle College > Exclusive Extras
As a full-time student at Newcastle College you'll benefit for a range of 'exclusive extras'!
Free college meals
As part of our aim to help our students manage the costs associated with studying at college Newcastle College offers eligible full-time students a free meal each day they are in college.
All full-time students aged 16-18, who have a household income of less than £28,000 will be entitled to have a free meal of their choice, up to the value of £3.50 per day.
You will be able to receive a £3.50 entitlement on the cashless system to purchase a meal on the days that you are timetabled to attend college. If you are attending a placement or you are studying at a site without the cashless system it may be deemed more suitable for you to receive a cash entitlement. This decision will be made by Newcastle College and is non-negotiable.
Support for equipment costs
Some courses require expensive equipment in order for you to maximise your learning and development. Newcastle College can support you with the cost of your equipment. For example, a hairdressing student will receive financial support to purchase scissors, clippers, combs etc.
The college has good links with travel providers around the north east. If you are not eligible for a free college travel pass you may be entitled to a discounted travel pass. Information and advice will be available when you come to see us for an interview.
Click here to see which travel discount schemes are available to you.
Free Wi-Fi on campus
All of our buildings are equipped with the latest technology giving you access to the internet at all times, this ensures you can keep up to date via your laptop, smart phone or tablet.
Students’ Union discounts
When you join our Students’ Union you’ll have the option to purchase an NUS student card that will entitle you to a whole range of discounts for major shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. Our Students’ Union also runs a range of clubs giving you the chance to join in with fellow students.
Many of our courses include trips to maximise your learning and development. You may also be given the opportunity to attend conferences and exhibitions to give you an understanding of the subject you are studying.
Throughout the year we run various student awards that give you the opportunity to have your hard work recognised and celebrated. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to build up your CV.