If you don't like your course, or if you're just not sure it's for you, there are plenty of options available.
Make sure you understand all the implications before making a decision though, it may affect your student funding or you could end up having to pay accommodation costs even if you're no longer in Newcastle. The Student Advice Centre can explain the impact of the decision before you make it.
If you're not sure what you want to do instead, or you want to discuss your future career choices and employability, the University's Careers Service can help you explore your options.
If you're from outside the European Union there can be issues with your student visa so also speak to the University's Visa team.
You may also want to read our useful "Wrong Course" PDF.
Leaving your course
If you want to leave your course, whether it's to do the same course at another University or to do something totally different, discuss your options with a Student Advice Centre adviser first as there can be significant issues with accommodation costs and student funding.
If you're changing University you may be able to transfer depending on the new University's procedure, but if not you will need to withdraw from your course and re-apply for the new one there.
Changing your course
If you know you wish to stay at Newcastle University, but you don't think your current course is for you, then you do have the option of an internal transfer to another course at Newcastle University.
If you do know which course you wish to transfer to, then your first step is to approach the School that runs the course you wish to transfer to. The Degree Programme Director (DPD) will need to agree to you transferring to the new course. They will often agree if you meet the entrance requirements for the new course, and there is room on the new course. But you will usually need to wait until the start of the next academic year to transfer to the new course, as in-year transfers are only normally allowed early in the first term. You might also need to re-start at the beginning of year one. Changing course can have financial implications, such as issues with accommodation costs and student funding, and the Student Advice Centre advisers can guide you through your options.
If you don't know which course you wish to transfer to, your first step is to discuss your options with the University's Careers Service. They can help you decide what career options you have and help you decide which course would be best for you. Once you know which course you wish to transfer to, it's the same process as explained above.