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Davina Addison

MNurs Nursing (Mental Health)

Where are you from?

Newcastle upon Tyne

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

I chose Northumbria because I wanted to stay in Newcastle and they cater excellently for mature students like myself.

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

I love it! The shopping centres like Eldon square and the metro centre are fantastic. I enjoy going out and socialising.

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

Northumbria has been amazing. Everyone is so friendly and willing to help. I was a bit worried as I am a mature student but I shouldn't have. It doesn't matter who you are or what age there is something for everyone.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

Meeting different people of all ages and backgrounds.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

Fellow students from all different nursing courses and years.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The Go Cafe at Coach Lane. It's the meeting place for everyone.

What is the best thing about your course?

Meeting all kinds of different people and learning the skills I need to help them live the best life they can.

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

That no matter who you are or where your from, you can be and do anything you want.

What do you want to do in the future? What skills have you learned/improved that you think will be of most use in your future career?

Mental health nurse, everything I'm learning is an excellent foundation for my future career.

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

Go for it!! Northumbria University is an amazing place no matter how old you are or what you have done previously. There is something for everyone.

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

I have more confidence in myself and my abilities then I ever thought I could.

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

Enlightening, amazing, fantastic

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?


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