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Abdullah Alsubaie

MEng Mechanical Engineering

Where are you from?

Saudi Arabia

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

The course start date and the summer holiday option. As well as the the beautiful city.

What do you think of Newcastle and our region and what are your favourite things to do?

The Quayside and meeting different International Students.

What has surprised you most about living in Newcastle and this region? What has impressed you most?

The city its self, you can reach everything within walking distance.

Did you find Northumbria University welcoming? Was it easy to fit in?

Absolutely, especially when I found some difficulty in my VISA. The Wellbeing Centre was so helpful.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

Wellbeing Centre.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

The whole University, the staff, Students' Union, the students and the facilities. They complete the perfection that is Northumbria University.

What is your favourite place on campus?

Library, Sport Central and Habbita.

What is the best thing about your course?

The differences of the delivering information of each module.

What are the most valuable lessons you have learnt to date?

Discovering business world, and learning different programmes.

Have you taken up any opportunities to travel with your current course/undertake field trips? If so, please tell us about them.

Yes, I went to the Lake district with Fast Friends. It was a good experience to see the beauty England offers, and to meet new people.

If you could offer some advice to students thinking of coming to study here what would you say?

Don't waste your time thinking which University you should go. Northumbria is the best without doubt.

How do you feel you have changed as a person since being at Northumbria University, Newcastle (e.g. confidence)?

Improved so much and I'm now the Student Representative of my course, also, I noticed the improvement when I had interview last month.

If you had 3 words to sum up your time with us what would they be?

Perfect universities exist.

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?


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