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Alex Fowler


Where are you from?


Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle? 

It was my favoured University which gave me an offer.

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

Great city, friendly people, great nights out.

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

The easily accessibility around the city, the lovely city itself. Jesmond is a great area for students.

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

Yes, everyone was friendly.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

Learning new skills and ideas from a new and rather unfamiliar course.


Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria? 

My course tutors.

What is your favourite place on campus? 

Sports Central and the Students' Union.

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

I play five a side football at Sport Central.

What is the best thing about your course? 

The new skills I have learnt, and the interesting projects I have created.

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

Life skills, how to look after myself. New design skills, and time management.

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 a future career in design, using my 3D animation skills to go into advertising.

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

We went to Rome and Florence February 2013.

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

Great University, great people, so much fun stuff to do in the city.

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

I have grown up immensely, having suffered a major family loss at the start of my final year, I gained courage and confidence to carry on and finish my university course to the best of my ability. Being determined and not giving up.

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

Fun, Exciting, Life-Changing.

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend? 




*Please note BA (Hons) Animation was formerly konwn as BA (Hons) Motion Graphics and Animation.

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