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Victoria Moore

Estate Management (Real Estate) BSc (Hons)

Where are you from?

Cheltenham.

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

I wanted to experience a big student city and had heard great things about Newcastle.

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

I think Newcastle is a beautiful, friendly and vibrant city. There is plenty going on, my favourite spot in Newcastle is Jesmond Dene, a nice place to relax.

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

The opportunities that the city and university offer, such as the Air Squadron, which I enjoyed in my 2nd year.

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

Yes, especially the staff.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

I particularly enjoyed the facilities that Sport Central offers and going to the gym in between lectures. The gym is great and very convenient.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

My lecturers, but two in particular, I have found that the lecturers really do want you to succeed and will do all they can to help.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

No one in particular, however I found the London field trip organised by the University very inspiring and motivational. It excited me about my future career in the property industry, meeting professionals from top firms such as The Grosvenor Estate.

What is your favourite place on campus?

Sport Central.

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

I joined the Triathlon team in my first year, as well as joining the Air Squadron. I would highly recommend the Air Squadron, I have learned lessons that will be fundamental in my future as well as making great friends and flying, all whilst getting paid to do it!

What is the best thing about your course?

It is practical and because it is RICS accredited it leads on to a career as a Chartered surveyor.

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

Work experience is vital to securing a graduate job.

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 have a job and hopefully after two years I will become a Chartered Surveyor.

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

I did not take a placement year, however I did a lot of work experience in my holidays and the best part of these experiences was meeting property professionals .

Have you taken up any opportunities to travel with your current course/undertake field trips?  If so, please tell us about them.

Our course went on a London field trip which as I've mentioned above was a great experience.

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

I recommend it and my advise would be to get involved with sports and other activities when you join.

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

I am definitely ready to start work and feel prepared and eager to embrace the real world.

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

Helpful, friendly and fun.

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Yes.


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