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Tung Truong Xuan Pham

Public Administration

Where are you from?

Vietnam

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

The quality of education, the cost of living and the standard of living are suitable for international students.

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

Nice people. A beautiful place. A combination between modern and old lifestyle cost of living is suitable.

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

Everything in the city!

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

Yes, I was. I had a one student week before starting a new semester.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

There's a really good library and good lecturers.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

Volunteers picked me up from the airport. They were very friendly. I think that it's necessary when starting a new life in Newcastle. Besides, my Vietnamese friends also help me a lot.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

Local students

What is your favourite place on campus?

I have a few - City Campus East , Sport Central, the Students' Union and the library.

What is the best thing about your course?

I have a chance to broaden my mind about the public administration field.

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

A study environment in the UK helps me grow up and the ability of self-study and self-research.

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 developed a deep my knowledge of my subject; and also grew to understand local culture and local people.

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

A suitable choice for international students, especially Vietnamese students.

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

Yes, I have. I feel more confident and friendly when communicating with people living here.

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

Great, amazing, valuable.


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