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Daniel Chetywnd

Applied Sport and Exercise Science

What appealed to you about Northumbria University / studying in Newcastle?

I’m originally from Manchester and one of the reasons for wanting to come to Newcastle was to get away from Manchester, but I still wanted to be in a lively city. The new sports centre and Northumbria’s reputation in sport also played a large part in me coming here. Last, but not least, when I attended the open days, the sports course I wanted to do sounded more hands-on and enjoyable here than at other universities.

What was it about the course / subject area that particularly appealed?

I have always been interested in sport and the mechanics behind it so sport and exercise science always seemed the sensible choice for me.  If possible I would like to do another year or two after this degree in physiotherapy and work with elite performers.

What qualifications did you have?

I applied via UCAS, having done my A levels.

How did you feel during your first week at Northumbria?

The first week was amazing, it was so easy to meet people, everyone is friendly and it didn’t take me long to settle in at all.

What do you like most about the course?

I particularly like the lab experiments, they are hands on. Rather than watching other people testing someone, we get to do the testing on each other.

How do you get on with your tutors?

The tutors are all really nice, I only really talk to my seminar tutors as it is hard in a big lecture hall, but if we ever have any problems we can just email for help and they will reply as soon as they can.

What do you do when you’re not studying?

I’m a keen rugby player and represent Northumbria firsts rugby league, but when I’m not playing or training for rugby I spend most of my time socialising at other people flats or on nights out. The best thing about Newcastle is, without doubt, the nighlife.

What’s your accommodation like?

The accommodation has everything I need, I'm staying at quay point. It's pretty basic but is big enough and has an en-suite which is all I was looking for in my accommodation. My room is only really used for sleeping.

What would you like to do when you graduate?

I would like to travel the world when I graduate, but my ambitions haven't changed too much. I'm going to be looking for a sports related job.

Do you have any advice for anyone applying for your course, or for university in general?

The main piece of advice from me would be to send your accommodation application form in as early as possible to ensure you're not disappointed as I know quite a few people who didn’t get exactly what they wanted. This is only a minor thing though and despite their worries they all love Northumbria.

What three words would you use to describe your time at Northumbria?

Exciting, tiring, different.

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