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Roma Mackenzie

Media and Journalism

Where are you from?


Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

Due to it's good reputation and closeness to home.

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

Newcastle is a great region, I love seeing the sights of Newcastle.

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

How nice northern people are, I like how Newcastle has everything you could ever need in a city. 

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

Yes, really supportive and friendly. 

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

Meeting new people and learning new things. 

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

My guidance tutor and course leader.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

My course leader.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The Students' Union. 

What is the best thing about your course?

Having completely different modules, learning all different aspects of journalism. 

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

Always believe in yourself and you can only do your best. 

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 wish to be a teacher or journalist and I have been inspired by my course leader. 

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

Definitely consider it, it's a brilliant university that will offer you support and enjoyment. 

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

I have learnt to believe in myself and be confident in my work. 

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

Educational, supportive and accessible 

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?



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