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Alex Rossetta

BSc (hons) Applied Sport and Exersice Science

Where are you from?

Venice, Italy

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

It was considered one of the best universities for sport.

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

I'm really happy here. People are very friendly and Newcastle has loads of things to offer to students.

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

Yes, it was very easy to fit in and very welcoming.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

My course, team Northumbria, the sport.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

The Olympic athletes I train with, my coach and my other team mates.

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 swimming team and the water polo team. We did so well in both this year, and got promoted to the top league in both sports.

What is the best thing about your course?

The practical lectures.

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

If you want something really bad go for it and don't give up.

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 would like to be an elite athlete coach. I have learned a lot off my strength & conditioning coach (I.e. drills, body posture during exercises etc).

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

Come to Northumbria, you won't regret any second of it!

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

I feel more confident and more mature. I've learned how to live on my own and the value of money.

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

What a year!!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Of course I would.

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