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Make yourself at home

Only a few minutes away from Newcastle University, Magnet Court is in a fantastic location for students. Located above a Sainsbury's Local supermarket, Magnet Court is surrounded by all the conveniences and services that Newcastle city centre has to offer – bars, restaurants, shops, banks - as well being only three minutes away from Monument and St James' metro underground stations. With plentiful bus stops across the city centre, the transport links from this location are second-to-none. Chinatown, with its shops and restaurants, is at the end of the street and St James' football stadium lies to the rear of the property. If you fancy some outdoor space, Leazes Park is very close by for a stroll, playing sports with friends or simply relaxing and soaking up the sunshine!
Here you'll find plenty of information on what you'll find in your new home and the surrounding area, as well as important information on check-in day, specific to your property.

What you will find in your flat


  • Oven with four hobs (depending on how many people are sharing the flat)
  • At least one cupboard per person
  • Fridge freezer
  • Microwave
  • Combi Microwave Oven in studios
  • Sofas
  • Breakfast bar
  • Stools
  • Ventilation system


  • Beds are single in en-suite rooms with doubles in studios
  • Desk with drawers
  • Chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Coat hook
  • Mirror
  • Shelving
  • Bedside table
  • Under bed storage
  • Noticeboard


  • Shower pod
  • Shower curtain
  • Shaving point
  • Washbasin
  • Bathroom cabinet/mirror
  • Toilet
  • Toilet roll holder


  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop and bucket
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Dustpan and brush

Facilities at Magnet Court

Our friendly reception will be open Monday to Fridays 10am - 6pm.
Laundry Facilities
Laundry is provided on floor 3. Machines are operated through the MyUnite app.
Parking is not available at Magnet Court. There is a private pay and display carpark nearby.
Bike Storage
Bike storage is not available at Magnet Court.
Recycling bins are provided in each flat.
Fire Test Day
Fire alarms are fitted throughout the property. Your fire alarm test day is Wednesday at 11am. Your fire assembly point is located outside the building, on the main street.
Key Type
You will receive a fob on arrival at the property, which you can use to access your room and communal areas.
Our Emergency Contact Centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call 0300 303 1611 for assistance.

Information for check-in day at Magnet Court

Where do I collect my key? 

You will need to go to Reception to check-in. Once you have checked in you will receive your key in the form of a key fob.

Where can I park and unload my car? 

Unfortunately, there is no parking available at Magnet Court. Parking is available at Gallowgate at St James Metro Station from £1.40 per hour.

Where is Magnet Court?

Magnet Court
8 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne

When can I move in?

You can move in at any point between the start of your tenancy and up to four weeks later. Got an Android or iOS phone? Tell us when you plan to arrive in the free MyUnite app.
Download the app, select Check-in day from the main menu, and choose your preferred date and time. Not sure when your tenancy starts? Your start date is displayed in the app as you go through this process.
Need to change your arrival date or time? Just go back to the app and edit your choices. And don't worry if you get delayed on moving day, we’ll get you settled whenever you arrive.

Getting online

Get online as soon as you arrive by registering for your Wi-Fi before you get there.

Checking in guide

You can find all the essential information you need for checking in here.

Download the app

From maintenance requests to laundry machines, there's plenty you can do with the MyUnite App.

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