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James Scholey

Where are you from?


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

Newcastle is awesome because it has everything in such a small area. It's also a short drive to the coast and countryside.

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

Just how much there is to do and how cheap it is to do things. The beaches in summer are cool.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

Meeting new people and living independently.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

I've changed course a couple of times and SASC have been helpful.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

Team Northumbria - Be the best you can be.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The Design School is a pretty cool place.

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

I'm president of the American Football club. That experience on my CV allowed me to get a placement at the BBC.

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

Enjoy every minute, it doesn't last forever.

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 want to work in live TV. The TV studio in Squires has given me real experience of doing what I want to do.

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

I'm just about to go on placement.

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

Enjoy yourself but remember why you're here. People will help you if you show them something.

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

I've become more independent, more organised and more importantly I know where I want to go. Also become a leader.

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

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