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Rachael Thompson

Nursing Studies

Where are you from?


Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

Locality and reputation.

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

Nice place to live but would like to live in countryside in the future. Going to the gym, horse rding, running.

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

Always new things to do.

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

Yes very welcoming and easy to find.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

Creating new life experiences and meeting some great people

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

My Peers and Guidence Tutor.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

The Students' Union.

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

Learning the skill base and underpinning knowledge to use in future practice and career.

What is the best thing about your course?

Learned a lot about myself during the course and grown as a person but the course has reiterated the need to treat all staff and clients with a person centred view and individually.

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

Have and maintain a career in mental health nursing, would like to then further career with progression and possibly delve into neurology.

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?

Most memorable experiences working closely with individuals who have ill mental health and working with them and supporting them through the care and treatment process and witnessing sucessful dishcarge.

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

Be open minded.

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

Confidence within social situations has grown and learned to understand myself more as this can impat on my professional and personal life. Learned to be mindful and think about the present and do things one step at a time rather than worrying so much about future events, although need to remain organised!

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

Scary, exciting, fulfilling!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?



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