Newcastle College's modern facilities are perfect if you have a practical mind and a keen interest in the innovative and exciting world of science. You'll experiment, test and analyse using high-end instrumentation and equipment.
Study a science course at Newcastle College and you will spend your time taking part in experiments and practical projects within specialist science laboratories.
Our modern science facilities are designed to give you experience in using equipment found within the industry. You will be based in Parsons Building, developing your science techniques and skills using high-spec apparatus.
Science students at Newcastle College develop skills using a range of facilities and equipment including:
automated process control room
industrial chemical analysis equipment
class '10,000' clean room
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will I be studying?
Set in the heart of Newcastle, we offer an unrivalled student experience.
Our main campus is just a short walk from Newcastle’s main train station, allowing you to benefit from the city’s thriving student scene. Newcastle has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for some late night shopping, a thriving restaurant scene or award-winning culture.
The Parsons Building is an amazing space where our science students benefit from multi-million pound facilities, including an organic chemistry lab, the latest computers and software, various workshops and laboratories.
Is the campus safe?
Newcastle College has a range of security measures in place to ensure that all students and staff remain safe while on campus.
We employ a team of security operatives providing 24-hour cover, 365 days a year. Optimum staffing levels are in place to ensure proactive foot patrols are conducted around the college estate, both internally and externally. All of our security staff can be identified by their hi-visibility clothing which is identified with SECURITY on the back which serves to distinguish them from other day-to-day contractors and suppliers who may also may be wearing hi-visibility clothing.
These security provisions run across all Newcastle College and NCG campuses.
CCTV is extensively situated around the college, both externally and internally in some buildings for the purpose of crime prevention and public safety with a dedicated CCTV control room that is staffed continually. The CCTV control room has a dedicated emergency line number in addition to two other phone lines.
In addition to general college staff challenging people without a valid college ID, security staff do this as part of their specific duties and conduct ad-hoc ID checks at the point of entry to buildings. We also have close liaison with our local neighbourhood police officers.
What facilities can I use outside of my studies?
At Newcastle College we aim to provide students with an excellent learning experience which gives you the practical skills you need to be able to make a difference within industry.
Whilst studying Science, you’ll embrace your independence, make lifelong friends and access our award-winning facilities and activities.
We also try to give you as many opportunities as possible to have fun alongside your studies and we’ve got one of the best campus social scenes around.
When you are not studying, there are plenty of activities happening around the Campus. The Students’ Union also runs a full social programme throughout the year including trips, events, volunteering as well as the opportunity to start and become members of clubs and societies.
There are a number of multi-faith rooms located across the College, in recognition of the cultural and spiritual needs of the College’s diverse community. Regardless of which religion a student belongs to, how often they practice their faith and the frequency in which they do so, Newcastle College offers a quiet space for contemplation, reflection and prayer where all religious denominations are welcome.
Do you have study areas for students?
You will have access to many learning spaces including where our teams are on hand to help you with independent study, research and academic skills such as referencing. You will also have access to our library with excellent resources Newcastle College has one of the largest further education college libraries in the north of England. The library has over 40,000 books, plus hundreds of journals, magazines, DVDs, e-books and e-journal resources.