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Stan Neal

Where are you doing now?

I'm in the 2nd year of a History PhD at Northumbria University.

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

The MRes was perfect preparation for my PhD - it gave me the skills and experience I needed.

What was the best thing about your course?

I really enjoyed the freedom to study what I wanted and properly engage with the subject.

Who inspired you the most, and why?

The prolific researchers in the department, including my own supervision team.

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

The main skills I gained were to do with archival research. These are really useful for PhD research.

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

Working with such great people, especially working on the MRes conference.

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

Go for it.

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

Living the dream!

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