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Cheng Bao

BA (Hons) International Business Management

Where are you from?


Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

Because of the advanced facilities, helpful services for International students.

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

Although not as big city as London, Newcastle owns everything needed by students.  I like hanging out and having dinner with my friends, Chinese restaurants in Newcastle are my favorite thing.

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

There are lots of night experiences that I've never enjoyed before, and prefect place for studying and living.

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

Yes I found that, which offered lots of information that lead me to fit in and I really enjoyed it.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

International Welcoming party.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

Staff in Northumbria were pretty nice to help students solving any problems like VISA Extension.

What is your favourite place on campus?

Newcastle Business School.

What is the best thing about your course?

The arrangement of courses.

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

A course called ASK, which offered lots of skills for academic writing and presentation.

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?

A businessman, and the way to consider problems that I havelearned here is most valuable thing for my future career.

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

No matter how it will happen, just do it, do not be afraid anything.

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

Yes I think I've changed a lot since I've been an international student at Northumbria. I've tried to learn to figure out any questions alone and I have enjoyed it, being more mature and dependent.

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

Just do it!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?


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