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Sarah Dobell

Early Years and Primary (Blended)

Where are you from?


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

I love the atmosphere in Newcastle.  The city is vibrant and there is always so much to do.

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

The thing which has surprised me the most in the amount of activities available no matter what your interests. The friendliness of the Newcastle population has impressed me the most.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

The friends I have met.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

The students in my class.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The sports hall.

What is the best thing about your course?

The attitude and friendliness of the students.

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

How to manage money effectively.

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 science coordinator in a primary.

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

I have attended an international conference in Portugal to engage with members of the academic community about the evolution of language.

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

Be open and enjoy.

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

I am definitely more confident and sure of where I want to go with my life.

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

Inspirational, Fun and Life-Changing

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?



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