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Jacqueline Pealing

Disaster Management and Sustainable Development MSc

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What course did you study for your undergraduate degree and why?

I originally studied Structural Engineering as it was interesting, it was also math's based which I liked but also had a fair amount of hydraulics and geotechnical elements as well.

Which postgraduate course have you chosen to study at Northumbria and why?

MSc Disaster Management and Sustainable Development because the world is on fire, and someone has to do something. I want to help people in an impactful and meaningful way.

What were your reasons for changing direction?

I have had 30 years engineering and I wanted to do something for me now that my children have all gone to university.

What advice would you give somebody who is thinking of studying an entirely new subject for postgraduate study?

Go for it! It has to be the right time in your life and don't take on too much at once otherwise you just end up stressing and not enjoying; which is what it is all about!

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