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Callum Currie

Applied Sport Science with Coaching

Where are you from?

 Northern Ireland

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

The sports facilities, easy access to the airport to get home, the information read on the course was interesting and the high number of graduates getting a job after university.

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

The nightlife in Newcastle is great, there is plenty of bars and clubs to go to as well. The Gate is a great place to go as there is a large number of restaurants and the cinema.

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

The fact that the Metro is available in town and how friendly a lot of the people in the North East are.

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

Everyone was in the same boat and there was a large selection of activities during Freshers Week which was used as an easy way to meet new people.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

The friends I have made on my course, in my building and on my sports team.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

My program leader has been of great help, if I have had a problem I can get a reply email from her by the end of the working day at the latest.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

Peter Bakare - A third year student who took a break from studying to play pro volleyball and compete in the olympics. He has now came back and working on graduating this year, at the same time training with volleyball 6 times a week, athletics as well as matches. On top of all this he has started his own company with a fellow GB athlete set up to help in particular student athletes but all students can relate to it.

What is your favourite place on campus?

Sport Central

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

Volleyball - BUCS Championship 2nd place, BUCS Conference Cup Champions, National league Shield Winners

What is the best thing about your course?

The use of the equipment available to us in the various labs and running track.

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

University is a lot easier if you go to lectures and seminars.

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?

Coaching - improve as an all round coach able to give sound sessions whether that be kids or professionals. Career - try to find a job based on the ideas of my course during holidays as well as getting full time employment after graduation.

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

Its a fantastic experience living in Newcastle especially if you are a student, the facilities on offer at Northumbria are second to none and always looking to improve based on student feedback.

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

More confident Better aware of the value of money Better cook Gained more personal independence

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

Best Decision Ever

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?


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