Student Benefit Package


Study with us and you'll get VIP access to lots of benefits and goodies you won't get anywhere else.

Free Gym membership - free fully equipped gym and aerobics space. Qualified gym instructor to carry out inductions and help plan personal fitness programmes.

Botanica  - relax and unwind in the hands of our student stylists and beauty therapists, who will provide you with the very latest hair care, beauty therapy and men's grooming services, leaving you feeling sufficiently pampered at a fraction of the usual high street salon price.

Four choices of places to eat and relax at Baltic Campus:

  • EAT - relaxed eating court with wallet-friendly options.
  • Greenhouse - brasserie serving fresh daily menu and Starbucks Coffee 
  • Costa Coffee.
  • Enfields Kitchen - student-run restaurant

Cafe at Gateshead International Stadium - a two minute walk from our Academy for Sport

Weekly student activity clubs that you can join at anytime

  • Zumba
  • Xbox
  • Metafit
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis

Sport Summer Camps - Academy for Sport students enjoy pre-season training ahead of the September term to get them match fit in their chosen sport.


If you're aged 16-19 you could qualify for a Gateshead College Bursary. These bursaries provide financial support to help you with meals, transport, equipment or other course related costs.

This year the bursary awarded grants of up to £1200 depending on personal circumstances.

Gateshead College Foundation
You may be able to get help towards your fees or other study costs such as kit, equipment or travel.

Discretionary Learner Support Fund
If you need help with course related costs.

Army Bursary Scheme
Thinking of joining the Army? You could get paid £2000 to go to college and get a job at the end of it. As well as studying for your qualification, you'll benefit from work experience with the Army.

Health, Wellbeing and Support

Help, advice and support on a range of important topics;

  • Alcohol awareness
  • Drug awareness
  • Road Safety
  • Sexual Health
  • Mental Health
  • Dyslexia Support
  • Dyspraxia Support
  • Learning Achievement Support
  • One 2 One Tutor
  • Study Skills

Careers Advice

  • CV Help
  • Careers Progression - help understanding your options after college
  • Interview Support - how to be a stand out candidate
  • University application support - how to complete an application form, write a personal statement

Students' Union

Opportunity for 1 student to take a paid for position as the Students' Union President for one year. Salary of £11-12,000

  • Discounts to shops and restaurants
  • Opportunity to develop key skills that employers and universities value as a voluntary member of the union as finance officer, equality & diversity officer etc

Reward and Recognition

  • College Student Awards - glitzy celebration night where students are rewarded and win prizes for all their hard work and success
  • Competitions throughout the year to win amazing prizes - including intu Metrocentre vouchers, gig tickets and iPads.