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Maxwell Devine

LLB (Hons) / M Law (Exempting)

Where are you from?


Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

I loved the city.

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

I love Newcastle, my whole family are from the area. I love the beaches, the shopping, the nightlife and seeing my family too!

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

Nothing really surprised me as I knew the area very well, but the shopping amenities always impress me.

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


What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

The new Campus East! It is very modern and technologically advanced.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

Nicola Wake - my head of department.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

Tony Storey! He has an amazing way of teaching his lectures.

What is your favourite place on campus?

Campus East.

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

I joined the American Football Team but obtained a long term knee injury.

What is the best thing about your course?

The breadth of law.

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

Learn early and revise early! Lots of prep time needed.

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?

Become an in-house legal team member and lawyer, my love of law but with the added benefit of the private sector.

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

I have been on placements with a Leeds based law firm! I enjoyed the court visits more than anything.

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

Work Hard, prioritise and use the help on offer at University.

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

More driven and work wise.

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

Tough, new, exciting!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?



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