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Stacey Newton

Studied full time at Northumbria and did a placement in my third year at Darlington Borough Council where I now work, before going back for university for the final year. I then worked to complete my professional qualifications with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

What are you doing now?

I work as an Environmental Health Officer for Darlington Borough Council. I am currently based in the Pollution team.

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

Not too far from home and good reputation.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Good! I think the balance between lectures, seminars, team projects was just right. Feedback always useful.

What impressed you most about our academic staff?

The staff on the programme always had time for you! If you wanted to do well and applied yourself then the staff were always agreeable to meet to discuss issues.

How connected was your course with industry?

Placement year at Darlington Borough Council working in Commercial (Food, Health and Safety), Pollution, Housing.

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

To be professional, not to rely on others, independence

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

Graduating with a first class degree after going there to do what I went to do

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

You won't regret it

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

Priceless, productive, fast

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