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Pooja Sri Mungi

Pooja Sri MungiWhere are you from?

India.

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

I love the place and the university.  I had feed back from the consultancy which was really good. and I had checked in online about the university in detail and the ranking of it was good. I felt I would enjoy my studies in this university.

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

I like the place the area is good and calm too. the football ground is so exciting to watch. Newcastle is one of the best places. I have experienced all the fun in my life. Eldon square, Metro, Angel of the North, all other places are so good to see and nearby to hang around too.

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

Newcastle is a small, beautiful city which has easy access to all the places I like to visit. Initially the design building impressed me alot and the library is the place where I can stay 20 hours studying!  I love the university.

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

Yes, the faculty and other staff member are very friendly and helpful. I understood easily and though I knew if I had any enquiries it was OK to visit the staff to help me.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

The library, working in the university, the student union and the gym area. Habita, where the university book shop is situated. I like it here as it is the main focus point of the Campus.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

The staff in library, the faculty staff and friends. Not a single person but all my faculty was so helping and friendly.  I would like to give credit to all of them.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

Stuart English, Andy Tennant, Matt Leviesly, Mersha and Chriss Esap from the design department

What is your favourite place on campus?

The Design Building and the University Book Shop.

What is the best thing about your course?

Apart from my design topics, I enjoy working with all the other professional students which have helped to give me ideas about how important each profession is, as well as how to work in team together with different cultures within a society

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

I have learned how to deal with people from different cultures during group work. I have learned the importance of branding and its identity, as well as how to establish a good business in the market, and the key factors which could help to make it successful.

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 would like to join a firm where I could learn more about the technology in the design field following that I would like to establish a firm of my own.

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

When I came to the university we were working on service design to HIV patients which made me learn about the importance of life and how to deal with it.  We have designed an e-learning portal to help them access resources and give them psychological strength to face problems in life.

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

I would say that it is a really freindly place where students could enjoy their studies and work.

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

I was reading more books which i never ever did in my past and was working with all the different professionals which changed my mentality of work and how to communicate easily with other international students.

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

Volunteering, my life and career, welcome to Northumbria University

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Yes, of course.


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