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Emma Graham

Planning and Real Estate Development

Where are you from?



Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

It is close to home, both parents went to this university and it has a good built environment department.  


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

A great place to live and study, great night life and cultured city.         


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

The close proximity of university to town. 


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



What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

Meeting new people, going on university trips. 


Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

Rachel Williams helped me a lot in 2nd year, all staff are approachable and helpful.       


What is your favourite place on campus?

The Zone in Ellison Building.


What is the best thing about your course?

Trip to London in 2nd year - fantastic!


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

Organisation with work and deadlines.   


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?

Chartered surveyor so modules covered have been invaluable. 


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

Placement year at Adderstone Group. 


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

Our trip to London.


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

Time management and attending seminars offer best help for exams and coursework.         


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

I've learnt so much on a personal and professional level and gained knowledge not just taught in a classroom. 


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

Challenging, fun and rewarding!


Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Yes, I already have done.


*Planning and Real Estate Development (BSc) was formerly known as Planning and Development Surveying (BSc).



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