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When is it?

7th September - 1st October 2017

Where is it?

Newcastle Civic Centre

NE1's Welcome Students of the World is over for another year!

Between the 7th September and 1st October, we transformed Newcastle to welcome the influx of 80,000 students, to four seats of learning, from 152 different countries from all over the world.


From flags at International and National entry points to banners throughout the city, our welcome messages flew throughout Newcastle for over three weeks, in 30 different languages.


On the weekend of 30th September, our inaugural NE1 University Challenge event took place at Grey's Monument, presented by MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell, and Newcastle College were crowned Champions after a tie-break question in the final.


On October 1st, students from 16 different countries, from Tunisia to the USA, took part in a penalty shootout on the pitch at half-time in the Newcastle vs Liverpool Premier League match, and in the evening we closed the event with a spectacular fireworks display in the centre of the city.


Newcastle remains the only city to welcome students from all institutions as one and we are proud to offer this celebration in conjunction with Newcastle University, Northumbria University and Newcastle College.


If you'd like to become a part of this world-leading celebration in 2018, as a sponsor or host venue, please don't hesitate to email Ben.

Incredible high-impact Firework display in the heart of the city to close the event

Event flags lining the main thoroughfares throughout the city centre