Accommodation, Contact, and Travel Info


We ask that you arrange your own accommodation for the conference. All city centre hotels are typically no more than 30 minutes walk from the conference location, and much less via bus or Metro links.

We recommend booking a room at the Copthorne Hotel on Newcastle’s Quayside. The conference dinner will be held at the Copthorne on the evening of the 17th of March, and the Copthorne have kindly agreed to provide us with a discounted room rate for conference delegates. Information on how to book at this discounted rate will be made available to delegates upon the submission and acceptance of their abstract.

Alternatively, Newcastle has a selection of budget hotels, such as a Travelodge, a Holiday Inn and several others. We recommend also checking Last Minute,, and Trivago to find an appropriate place to stay during the conference.

Contact Information

For any inquiries about any aspect of the conference, please contact us at

You can also follow our Twitter account @RGSMidTerm2016 for all the latest conference updates and information.

Location and Travel Information

The conference will be held at the Research Beehive at Newcastle University. The Research Beehive is number 25 on the campus map.

Newcastle University is accessible by walking from most city centre locations.

For those staying outside of the city centre, Newcastle city centre is accessible by bus and Metro services. The nearest Metro Station is Haymarket (less than 10 minutes walk to the Research Beehive), and the nearest bus stations are Haymarket Bus Station and Eldon Square Bus Station. If travelling by taxi, ask the driver to drop off on Claremont Road next to Merz Court. For more detailed information on planning your journey around Newcastle the Nexus Journey Planner is an excellent resource.

Newcastle is also served by a rail station and airport. The rail station is located in the city centre and is approximately 15 minutes walk from the university and the conference location. The airport is connected to the city centre via Metro, a journey of approximately 25 minutes. Click here for more information on airport connections to the city centre. If travelling by car, Newcastle is accessible from the A1 (M) Motorway.

There is general information on how to get to Newcastle, along with location maps on our University pages, and if you need any more information don’t hesitate to contact us at and we’ll be happy to assist you!

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