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Jennifer Shaw


Where are you from?

Northern Ireland

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

I chose Northumbria University because I wanted change. I seen it as a good way to become more independent by living away from home, a good way to meet new people and a good opportunity as the Law course offered is much more developed than that of many others in the country.

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

I think Newcastle is a very welcoming city. The residents are very friendly and understanding of the fact I live away from home. I enjoy spending time with my friends, going to the Students' Union, going out in the town and doing other activities like seeing the sites such as parks etc.

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

I am most surprised that Newcastle is not as cold as I have previously thought it would be. I have been most impressed by the number of things to do in newcastle, I am never bored.

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

Yes, I have made many new friends.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

I have enjoyed learning new things and meeting new people.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The Students' Union.

What is the best thing about your course?

The content, it is very interesting.

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

Listen in lectures!

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 am still unsure what I want to do in the future but I feel I have improved on all of my skills eg. analytic, social and organisational skills.

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

Choose halls where you can meet the mostamount of people possible, don't be shy get to know people and just be yourself.

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

I feel I am more confident and more independent than before but I do not feel I have changed a large amount.

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

Fun Interesting New!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?



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