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Sonia Cooper

Career Path: Environmental Health Technical Officer at Northumberland County Council
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What are you doing now?

Working in public sector as an Environmental Health Technical Officer

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

Northumbria University's good reputation and convenience.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

There was a wide variety of learning in lectures, seminars, team projects and hands on practical experience during many field trips.
There was always constructive feed back with a chance to discuss further on an individual bases if needed.

What impressed you most about our academic staff?

Very approachable and knowledgeable in their subjects. Tutors would always try to make time to address individual concerns.

How connected was your course with industry?

Lots of guest lectures with group and individual projects to work on. An abundance of field trips also gave an insight into the kind of work you could be involved with after graduation.
Placement allowed students to gain experience in the 5 intervention areas of environmental health.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/give your career an edge?

Northumbria has a very good reputation compared to other universities that offer the same course.

What was the best thing about your course?

Field trips and practical learning. The tutors are amazing too.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

The people I met along the way.

What advice would you give somebody who is thinking of studying at Northumbria?

Go for it. As long as you are prepared to put the time and effort into your studies tutors will be there to offer support if needed.
Northumbria located in an amazing city.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in 3 words?

Fun, positive, involved

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