Northumbria University

Northumbria University has its origins in three regional colleges: Rutherford College of Technology, the College of Art & Industrial Design and the Municipal College of Commerce. An amalgamation of these three institutions formed the Newcastle Polytechnic in 1969, which became the major regional centre for the training of teachers with the incorporation of the City College of Education in 1974, and the Northern Counties College of Education in 1976.

Northumbria was inaugurated as a university in 1992. There was much discussion over the potential name of the new University and one potential name was the City University of Newcastle upon Tyne. However, concerns over confusion with the nearby University of Newcastle upon Tyne and also over the new name's initials saw it dropped before it was used. Newcastle Polytechnic was thus upgraded under the name University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

The trading name was simplified to Northumbria University in 2002.


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Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University



2008

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University



2007

Northumbria University

Northumbria University




Over the weekend of 5-7 May 2007, Northumbria University erected their landmark footbridge across the central motorway in Newcastle Upon Tyne. This is part of the £100m+ City Campus development. This is timelapse footage from one of the universities webcams of the installation.





More information:
Northumbria University, Newcastle
wikipedia - Northumbria University
Ellison Quad webcam

10 comments:

Marine said...

Oh my God ! I left Northumbria in June 06 and I'm pretty that If I came back now !! I wouldn't recognise a thing !! But I still miss it very much !! Thank you very for the pictures as they just beginning the works when I left !! I always wondered what it looked like now !! thanks

ILuvNUFC said...

Aye it's seen some big changes but there are more on the way. When I was walking through there the other day there is another huge building site which I believe will be an access road from Sandyford Road right into the heart of the university. I'll grab some pics next I pass as it was pouring down with rain the other day.

DeeCee said...

my boyfriend is currently studying in the uni. :) can' wait to join him next year. Great pics!

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks :)
I hope you enjoy your stay in Newcastle.

Lyn said...

I studied there until 2002, brings back great memories although things look like they have changed a bit!

ILuvNUFC said...

The pace of change around the whole city is frighteningly fast at the moment especially the universities.

Anonymous said...

thank you very much for those pics. I left last year.. been missing Lovaine/northumbria/newcastle so much. regretted for not taking more pics before i left UK.

ILuvNUFC said...

No problem.
I hope our city left a great impression on you like it does on most students.

Anonymous said...

I left Northumbria in 1993 and can't believe how different it looks. Loved my time in Newcastle, lived at The Larches in Elswick (rough would be an understatement - my now wife used to work at The Rock, scarey people!) I worked at Bargain Books which used to be next door to Fenwicks on Northumberland Street... good times, must visit soon :)

ILuvNUFC said...

The university has just undergone another big change recently with some new buildings and the stretch of Northumberland road that runs through through the university has been pedestrianised.
I think I'm due another visit with my camera some time soon.