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Janey Speers

3D Design

Where are you from?

Northern Ireland

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

The course was different to a lot of other universities and it best suited me.  And I thought it would be exciting to live in a busy city.

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

I think Newcastle is a really safe and beautiful city and always has lots going on.  My favourite things to do in newcastle is to go for walks down to the Quayside and enjoying the nightlife side.  I also love going into town as the shopping is amazing and I usually go to my favourite tearoom called Quilliam Brothers.

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

I was surprised mostly by the size of Newcastle as it is quite a big place with lots of different views and sceneries.  The beautiful sceneries and how friendly people were.

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

Yes!  I found it really easy to fit in with everyone as they were all friendly.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

Meeting new people from lots of different places and learning new things from my course.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

My lectures on my course as they have all taught me so many new things and gave me more confidence with my work.

What is your favourite place on campus?

Design Building as it stands out the most and is such a unique and interesting building.

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

I joined the inter mural netball club and the highlight was our team won all of our matches against everyone else and won overall!

What is the best thing about your course?

The fact that you can design anything and you learn so many different new skills.

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'm not exactly sure, all I know is I want to do something to do with design.  I have learnt how to uses a lot of different softwares which will help me a lot in the future.

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

That is an amazing place to live in and everyone is welcoming and there are so many different things to do day and night.  The nightlife is amazing and you meet so many new people.  And the university helps you improve your skills and abilities.

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

I feel I have gained a lot of confidence, due to meeting new people and my abilities on my course.  I have learnt how to be a lot more independent and look after myself.

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

Amazing, Sociable, and Welcoming.

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Yes, definitely!

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