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Agent Information

This page is primarily for current Agents however, information is provided regarding how to become a Northumbria Agent and does list some common Frequently Asked Questions which will be applicable to prospective Agents.

Despite all the challenges and uncertainties facing the world right now, Northumbria continues to enjoy success in attracting significant numbers of high-quality students from countries worldwide. We work with representatives all over the world and our representatives bear a high degree of responsibility; maintaining quality and ensuring that students are prepared for their studies overseas. With the help of representatives, our aim is to be as supportive and responsive as possible to prospective students, when they are considering studying with us.

There are some key benefits of being a Representative for Northumbria:

  • Your contact details listed on the corporate website
  • Monthly e-newsletter with updates on courses and news
  • Access to the Agent Zone – a dedicated Agent section of the website
  • In-country training (in applicable countries)
  • Generous commission package
  • Invites to Agent Conferences

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students

The University has its origins in the Rutherford College, founded in 1880. Today, by putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.

Northumbria is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment and nine out of ten of our graduates are working or studying six months after graduation. We are ranked 21st out of 111 universities in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey.

Northumbria works with major employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes.  Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked fourth in the UK for graduate business start-ups.

We have campuses in London and Amsterdam as well as Newcastle, and work in partnership with other higher education institutions across the world attracting students from 136 countries...

The University has invested more than £252 million on its campuses since 2005 and our campus is continuing to evolve.

City Campus - Business & Law, Engineering & Environment, Arts, Design & Social Sciences

  • Sports Central - state-of-the-art sports facility
  • Student Central – our one stop shop for student enquiries and the University Library
  • Historical Sutherland Building which houses new Architecture Studios

Coach Lane Campus - Health and Life Sciences

  • Clinical Skills Centre
  • High Performance Sports Centre

(Free bus transport between City Campus and Coach Lane)

London Campus - Northumbria’s Campus in Central London was opened in 2014

  • Focus on Postgraduate Business and Computing courses
  • Undergraduate Top-Up degrees
  • Pre-Masters and Masters courses
  • Internships available
  • Central location near Liverpool Street Station, in a student hub near to other University campuses
  • Local shops and amenities tailored for student needs

Amsterdam Campus - Northumbria University’s Amsterdam campus opened its doors for the first intake of students in September 2018.

  • Teaching takes place at, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), which has modern teaching facilities and vibrant international campus atmosphere.
  • Fully accredited UK Masters degrees awarded by Northumbria University

Our students learn from the best – inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject. Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice and are shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

Our staff's talent is also recognised by others.  Northumbria is now rated in the top 20 in the UK in eleven subjects, and in the top five in three subjects, by the Complete University Guide 2015.

Between 2008 and 2014 we doubled the number of our academic staff submitted for research assessment. We encourage early-career researchers and have a distinctive appeal based on academic excellence, entrepreneurialism and innovation. Our academics balance teaching, research and working with external organisations.

Our professional staff ensure the smooth delivery of the University’s activities. Their work contributes to an outstanding student experience, supports research and underpins successful partnerships and collaborative working with external organisations.

If you are interested in becoming a Northumbria Agent please complete the following Application Form and a representative will be in touch as soon as possible.

We greatly value the contribution of our representatives overseas, who play an important role in helping us to become one of the UK's most successful Universities.  The work our representatives do; representing Northumbria and promoting the University to potential students is of great importance, counselling them, helping them with the application process, guiding them on their visa application and preparing them for their studies in the UK.

We would ask that all our representatives follow the British Council Guide to Good Practice for Education Agents.  The code highlights some of the most important things we ask our representatives to do and it should be read in conjunction with the Representative Agreement.

We encourage all our Representatives to visit Northumbria University in person and we are happy to make arrangements for this.

If you would like to visit the Newcastle campus, please get in touch with your aligned Regional Office or contact with the dates you would like to visit and what you would like to see.

Please note, we need at least two weeks notice to plan a visit so please ensure that you leave sufficient time.

Frequently Asked Questions for Current and Prospective Agents:

I wish to become a Northumbria Agent Please complete the following Application Form and a representative will be in touch as soon as possible.
 I have already submitted an application Your application will have been forwarded to the relevant country representative.  Please be patient as the teams receive a high level of queries.  They will respond as soon as possible.
I have a query about a student application

If your query is regarding a new application form for a student, or a query that relates to a previously submitted application form, then please redirect your query to our Applicant Services Team who will be able to assist and give updates on the progress of the application.


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