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Luke Butterfield

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

Where are you from?


Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

It had the best course options for the skills I wish to learn. 

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

Newcastle is one of my favourite cities in the UK.

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

I have been impressed by the variety of things to do - no matter your interests you will have something to do. If you like culture there is plenty of art and museums, if you like partying there are plenty of clubs etc...

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

I found the staff on my course were extremely welcoming.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

I have made good friends and I have enjoyed my course thoroughly thanks to the excellent teaching staff.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

Chris Rook, one of my lecturers, has been of a huge help to me and many other students. He understands how little we know as first-years and although he is clearly an expert in the field, he has an excellent skill of bringing his expertise down to a level we'll understand.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

Probably Chris Rook, for dedication. 

What is your favourite place on campus?

I enjoy Reds bar in the SU as a general place to hang-out. 

What is the best thing about your course?

The material is good and it's a subject I am interested in.

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 wish to be a programmer, and I have improved my programming skills through my course.

Have you worked on any projects with businesses or been on a placement? What were your most memorable experiences?

I was on a placement before coming to University, where I learnt a lot about the industry and made contacts.

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

I haven't had any of these opportunities.

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

Make sure the individual modules on your course match what you want to do.

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

I've become a lot more down to earth and confident in my abilities.

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

Fulfilling, Learning and Fun! 

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?



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