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Jacob Holding

Where are you from?


Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

At the time, one of the only universities offering my course.

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

I love Newcastle and the area, always feels comfortable in the town.

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

Low crime rate, the amount of students and how relaxing the environment is.

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

Yes, I made friends very quickly.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

Very up to date labs and hardware.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

Neil Eliot, my programme leader.

What is your favourite place on campus?


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

I joined the informal climbing club, very welcoming friendly group.

What is the best thing about your course?

The spread of different skills we learn.

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

Not to leave assignments to the last minute.

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 woul like to own my own business doing penetration testing/ethical hacking.

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

Be prepared to work for yourself and get friendly with module tutors.

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

More confidence, outgoing - a lot more grown up!

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

Fun, tiring, interesting!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?



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