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Kristie Cole

LLB (Hons) / M Law (Exempting)

Where are you from?

Ashington

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

Newcastle is a great city. The nightlife and shopping is great. There are lots of really nice places to go in the surrounding areas like Tynemouth and Northumberland - there is always something to do.

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

How friendly everyone is! The city is a lovely place with a lot of nice people. The city is always busy too. It never stops surprising you.

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

How friendly everyone is! The city is a lovely place with a lot of nice people. The city is always busy too. It never stops surprising you.

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

Yes it was. Induction Week was a good way to meet people from the course and others in Welcome Week.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

The whole experience has been amazing. I wish I could do it all over again!

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

My tutors. They take a real interest in you and want to help you reach your maximum potential.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

My tutors. They take a real interest in you and want to help you reach your maximum potential.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The Law Hub. The Law building is my favourite building as it's modern and always busy.

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

I have done several volunteering days with the Law School. It's a great way to meet new friends. One of the people I met on a volunteer day ended up being my flatmate and one of my best friends!

What is the best thing about your course?

The best thing about this course is that it's challenging. It really tests your problem thinking skills and your ability to manage your time. It's a great degree to have as you develop so many different skills, not just learning the law.

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

Don't take your time at Uni for granted. Enjoy every second. Time goes far too quickly!

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 am seeking a career in law. The practical skills I have learned in the student law office will give me an edge over candidates from other Universities.

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

Do it. It's an amazing campus and has an amazing reputation. It's been the best four years of my life. I'll never regret choosing Northumbria. Such a lively place in an amazing city.

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

I have grown up, developed life skills and my confidence has grown. I feel like I am ready to get into the world of work with some great skills behind me.

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

Amazing, life changing.

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Definitely!

 


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