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Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

Northumbria university is located at the city centre of Newcastle.

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

It is easy to travel around and get inspired with the lifestyle.

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

Yes. The staff and people here are very helpful.

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

Yes. The staff and people here are very helpful.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

Everything here is very student friendly, good for international students.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

My tutors and the staff at Student Services.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

The local people.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The City Campus East Courtyard, between the Business and Law Building and the Design School.

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

I have membership of Sports Central, the facilities are new and the classes are good for releasing stress.

What is the best thing about your course?

Talk to people and they will talk to you, don't be shy be friendly.

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

Confidence in your abilities is the key to success.

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 want to be a fashion designer.  The ability to be creative and do research for inspiration.  I also look forward to being independant.

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

Not yet, although I am getting my portfolio ready for a placement interview and it's motivating.

Have you taken up any opportunities to travel with your current course/undertake field trips?  If so, please tell us about them.

I have been to Paris and London for inspiration and explore these city's.  I attended Paris Fashion Week to get inspiration from industry.

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

Be brave, be adveturous.  Don't stay in your room and study everyday, live your life and make your studies more interesting.

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

I have became more independant.

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

Inspirational, motivated, heartwarming.

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?


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