Newcastle (or Newcastle Under-Tyne) is a major city in both the UK and in Europe. It is the unofficial capital of the North East and the North’s most populous city. It is also part of the Eurocities, a European network of major cities. The city is home to Newcastle University, which is part of the Russell Group of elite universities. It is also home to Newcastle United, the world-famous Premier League football team.
Newcastle’s modern economy is now built around corporate headquarters, learning, digital technology, retail, tourism and cultural centres. In total, Newcastle contributes over £13 billion towards the United Kingdom’s economy. Newcastle’s largest shopping centre Eldon Square attracts over 36 million visitors yearly. Like many Northern cities, Newcastle is seeing huge redevelopments and regenerations over the last decade and continues to do so.
- Regional capital of North East
- One of the UK’s fastest growing cities
- £13 billion economy
- One of the highest graduate retention rates
- Home to multinational companies such as Barclays, Virgin, Siemens and Nestle