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Cheukyin Chow

Communication and Public Relations

Where are you from?

Hong Kong

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

Because there was some schoolmates who study in here already and they said there is a good university.

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

I think Newcastle is a nice place to live. I like shopping here because I can buy the daily products in town.

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

I think the only thing that has surprised me is the football match. Because the day have Newcastle have a football match, there will be a lot of people around the city center.

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

Yes. I did. I was very easy to fit in.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

I love the facilities in different areas. I do my assignment anywhere that I wish: Library, The Zone, Business School and Pandon.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

Suzzie Lewis who teaches me when I study the Pre-Undergraduate course.

What is your favourite place on campus?

I love the Zone. Because there is 24 hrs and provided big screens.

What is the best thing about your course?

My course giving us a great opportunity with some large company such as Fenwicks.

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

Public Relations in Practice is the most valuable lessons in my opinion.

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

The PR undergraduate project is most impressive for me. I have seen other course mates work with Fenwicks. That was amazing! I learned more from that.

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

I could suggest these student do more research and reading around the UK, and you will find more interesting things that you haven't seen. Because the UK teaching style more like self-study.

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

I feel more confident on speaking English as if you live in here you must be communicate with english speaker. Also, there is many international student in Norhtumbria, when I get some problems, I can ask for the international office.

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

Enjoyable, meaningful, busy!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?


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