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Nathan Brannen

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Where are you from?

Newcastle upon Tyne

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

I love the city!

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

Love the city in general, nightlife, support Newcastle united and love going to St James' Park.

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

I've always been from here so nothing surprises me, plenty of fun and interesting activities though!

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

Yes, I've loved my time at Northumbria.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

Being on a course that I'm passionate about and lecturers who share that passion.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

Dave Harrison, through nothing more than fear, fear of the person but also fear of disappointing him as he is someone who I admire.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

Dave Harrsion

What is your favourite place on campus?

Pandon, SU (only places I really am...)

Have you joined any sports teams, clubs or been involved in any volunteer projects? Tells us about the highlights?

No, I can't play for sports teams as i play for a local club and the contract I have wouldn't allow me too.

What is the best thing about your course?

Staff and Students

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

'Programming is hard'

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?

Software Developer ; All skills learned will be applicable to future careers, but as i am on placement now, i feel like the skills learned here outweigh anything university can realistically offer as you obtain first hand experience on what is expected of you.

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

Currently on placement, there isn't one significant thing, each little thing builds up to the overall achievement of completing the placement which, as a whole, well be the memorable experience.

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


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

If your course offers placements, strive to get on one.

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

I feel like i have learned so much which does fill me with confidence about my specific area.

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

Life Changing. (Done it in two)

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?



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