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Ellen Duke

Career Path: Masters study, University of Ulster
Location: Armagh, UK

I’m currently studying to increase my network and get a deeper knowledge of my field of study.

Ellen DukeWhat are you doing now?:

Studying towards my masters.

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

As a student from Northern Ireland I wanted to study over the water. The fantastic sporting facilities and excellence for sport attracted me initially to the university.

What was it like studying at Northumbria? (eg. were there a mix of lectures, seminars, team projects? Was the feedback constructive?):

There was a good mix of all types of lecture delivery. My module leaders and programme leader were all very helpful and made the course a lot easier.

How connected was your course with industry? (eg. did you have a placement, work on projects? were there interesting guest lectures?):

I didn’t have a placement but we often had guest lectures across all modules.

What was the best thing about your course?:

The programme leader was fantastic and very helpful. There was a great range of modules.

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

I enjoyed living across the water and I feel I gained personal and academic achievements by studying at Northumbria.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?:

Understanding good quality literature and peer reviewed journals etc.

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

The student life but most importantly the sport.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?:

Never give up. There’s support all around you so use the resources that are available to you.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?:

Empowering, fun and worthwhile.

For more information about me visit: (eg. links to webpages, blogs, Instagram, Twitter, etc.):

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