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Jessica Hall

Nursing (Adult) MNurs

Where are you from?

Sunderland

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

It was close to home and had good academic results.

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

I love Newcastle. There are lots of lovely bars restaraunts, cafes and shops.

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

I have always lived in Sunderland and only commute to Newcastle for university. Although I do love the architecture of the buildings in the town centre.

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

Yes, I've made a great group of friends and get along with all on my course.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

I enjoy learning and socialising with friends made through university.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

It is a mix between friends and the fantastic set of lecturers on the course.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

There are a number of lecturers that have included Sian O'Dea, Mike Kelleher, John Unsworth, Margo Mckeever, Guy Tucker and Andy Melling.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The basement in the library for its café atmosphere and study facilities.

What is the best thing about your course?

I've enjoyed the full course.

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

Time keeping, organisation and preparation. I've also learnt to be open minded and willing to learn and not to be scared to voice my opinion.

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 nurse and I would like to go on to specilise in something, though I havent fully decided in what yet.

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

I've been on placements to Sunderland Royal Hospital and the most memorable of them has to be the Gynaecology ward. 

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

Take the leap and do it. Don't think twice.

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

I have improved my confidence. I now don't mind standing up presenting to a group which I would never have been able to do before. My acedemic writing and reading has also improved.

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

Fun, enlightening, happy.

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Yes, definitely.


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