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Leo Chan


How did you feel during your first week at Northumbria?

I found other students easy to mingle with and during the social night out that was held on the first week, I made really great friends and had lots of fun.

What do you like most about the course?

Since I was young, I’ve had an interest in observing people and see how they ‘tick’. Studying psychology shows how people behave the way they do. It’s a very interesting course and I have already learnt a lot from it. As I’m in my second year of study, there have been assignments pouring in. I’m currently doing a module on the psychology of happiness which has changed my perception of the way I lead my life. Another assignment I’ve worked on recently was about the links between alcohol consumption and memory. The course work is not too difficult but there is a lot to do.

What advice would you give students who are travelling to the UK?

I would say that my experience at Northumbria has been really superb and I have no doubts that Newcastle is the best place to live in and Northumbria is definitely the best university in this world!

Did you find the Northumbria University and your Faculty welcoming? 

When you first arrive, go to the international induction week, you’ll learn more about Newcastle and about the University. I’d also advise everyone to get to know other students from the start of the course and try not to mix only with other international students. Make friends with all students from different parts of the UK and you will learn a lot more.

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