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Emily Bulmer

BA (Hons) Media and Journalism

Where are you from?


Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

I wanted the independence of moving away from home yet I wanted to be within reasonable distance to get home if necessary. Northumbria offered the perfect course and location.

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

I've always loved visiting Newcastle to shop and it's great that that is now on my doorstep. The city is clean and friendly and the nightlife is second to none.

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

I'm probably most surprised by the diversity of the city and the people there, but it's impressed me how everybody still gets along.

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

I had no problems fitting in at Northumbria, everybody gets along and wants to help everybody and it's a great place to be.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

I've enjoyed my course a lot and meeting the people on it. The course is diverse and interesting and it's kept me on my toes

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

Probably my tutors knowing how successful and influential they have been in the career I want to go in to.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The SU is my favourite place, it's good to kill an hour between lectures or to go for fun with friends. And everything is reasonably priced for students.

What is the best thing about your course?

The diversity between the practical skills such as filming and radio bulletins to the writing of articles and reviews is the best thing.

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

Not to worry! Everything will be okay in the end even if you feel your deadlines are all at once if you time manage correctly it'll be fine.

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?

I want to be a Sports Journalist in the future, and I think my course has helped me greatly in getting closer to that. I am mainly interested in broadcast or magazine and so the specifically tailored modules are a great help.

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

Do it! It's a welcoming city and environment and I've never looked back!

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

My confidence has improved greatly through meeting new people etc, and I've also grown as a person through some problems I have faced whilst being there.

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

No dull moments!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?


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