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Daniel Dryden

Nursing Studies / Registered Nurse (Adult) BSc (Hons)

Where are you from?

Sunderland

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

Great reputation for the course I wanted to study.

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

I love the North East as the people are so friendly. I definitely like to spend time on the Quayside. 

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

The amount on offer in and out of the campus

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

Exceptionally! 

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

The course content has been first class.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

The additional sessions provided outside scheduled lectures that are available. 

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

The entire Health and Life Sciences nurse lecturers.

What is your favourite place on campus?

Clinical skills centre.

What is the best thing about your course?

The placement opportunities! 

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?

Adult nursing, which is what my course is directed at.

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

My most memorable experience on placement in the hospital was realising how real the lessons I have been learning are becoming.

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

Make sure you make great friends from the start. They really are the people who will see you through to the end.

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

Higher levels of confidence around the hospital environment.

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

Effort well spent

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Absolutely, and I already have done.


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