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Benjamin Parkinson

Newcastle Business School

Where are you from?

Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

Business School has excellent Reviews and I really liked the City.

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

Newcastle is a very clean and well looked after city. Favourite things to do are to play rugby and go out with my mates.

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

I enjoy how accessible the entire city is. Cleanliness is what impressed me the most.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

My Tutors.

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 have joined Novocastrians Rugby Club. Making the final of the 2nd XV cup was the best part of the season.

What is the best thing about your course?

How up to date the content we are learning is.

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

Keep up with work so you don't end up with too much to do.

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

Get stuck in to everything the university has to offer.

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

I have definitely gained some confidence.

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

Fun, Easy Going!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?




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