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Skye Jennings

BSc (Hons) Physics

Bsc Physics Student Skye Jennings (1)Why did you choose Northumbria University?

It was far away enough from home to really experience university life, but not too far to be able to get home easily.

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

It's a fantastic city with plenty of bars and sights to visit.

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

How cheap and easy it is to get around. I personally enjoy going for a drink and perhaps some food in Jesmond in particular.

Did you find Northumbria University welcoming?

Northumbria definitely made it easy to meet new people with all the events they put on in freshers week and throughout the year.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

The lecture sizes aren't so big that you are unnoticed, and it is easy to get help if needed.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

Peers, in particular, fellow coursemates.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

Graduates from the University.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The Student's Union.

What is the best thing about your course?

The practical approach to learning.

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

Get involved as much as possible with University events.

What do you want to do in the future? 

The dream is to go on to do a Masters in physics and ultimately get a PhD and go into research or observational astronomy. Plan B is to get a good job using my skills learnt at university and travel with it as well as doing observational astronomy as a hobby.

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

It's a great place to really make the most out of your university experience, but make sure you attend lectures as well!

How do you feel you have changed as a person since being at Northumbria University?

I feel more grown up and independent. Living as a student and being around peers all the time, I feel, really enhances people's characters.

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

Exciting, motivating and eye-opening.

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?


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