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Hajar Alhaddad

Hajar Alhaddad _pathway _255I chose Northumbria . . . because it has a well-known business and law school. As I could not join year one, I applied for the one year International Foundation Programme. 

I really like the University because . . . they make learning fun. In my English modules we have a competition between all the students and that makes learning English enjoyable. My English has really improved, particularly my writing skills. My modules are also marked in a way which is very clear. Each assignment is broken down and it is marked fairly. It is also very easy to get feedback from my tutors as they are all very nice and helpful and will explain things thoroughly if you don’t understand.

The campus . . . the building where I study is quiet so it has a relaxed atmosphere, but the student union is very lively. I spend a lot of time in the library and as it is open 24/7, it’s very convenient. I also love Newcastle because the Geordies are kind and friendly. Everybody helps each other and works together.

The University, lecturers and resources have has helped me to overcome many challenges . . . when I first came to Newcastle I needed to improve my English. The English classes were a challenge but I also found it really fun, which motivated me to work hard to achieve the grades I needed to progress onto an undergraduate degree.

I really enjoyed my time . . . and would encourage anyone to study at Northumbria.

What three words would you use to describe your experience at Northumbria . . . a successful future.

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