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Grace Wright

Criminology

Where are you from?

Ashington

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

It had a very welcoming and friendly feel from the first open day I attended. The course I chose was suited perfect to what I want to be studying as well as the opportunities it gives such as placements. Also the staff are very welcoming and helpful.

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

Very good student life. Plenty of night life to choose from and events every night. The university gives the opportunity for students to join societies, also there is the student union which is open day and night. The fact that eldon square is very close to the university and university accommodation is also very handy.

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

How friendly the people are and how easy it has been to make friends. this was one of my main worries about starting uni.

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

Yes very, the staff were friendly and my flatmates were too. it was very easy to fit in and i found people on my course straightaway

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

Studying something that im very passionate about and meeting lots of new people.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

The staff have been helpful within my studies, also flatmates and course mates have been supportive too.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

The will to learn and the degree at the end of the three years.

What is the best thing about your course?

I like the modules that im studying and that lecturers make the learning more fun.

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

To make sure you are organised in order to get assignments done and handed in on time. As well as this you need to plan advance to get the best grades possible.

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'd like to work either within the police force or as a prison officer. i feel that i have gained a lot of confidence as well as skills such as communication, working independently and within a team / group too. The fact i also have a placement opportunity within the prisons in third year also helps me towards my future career.

Have you taken up any opportunities to travel with your current course/undertake field trips? If so, please tell us about them.

I have the opportunity to apply for placement in third year which I will be applying for. In the meantime I'm gaining voluntary experience to make myself stand out when I do apply.

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

Definitely consider northumbria. It provides you with everything you need within one of the best student cities!

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

I feel that I have gained a lot more confidence in myself through both my studies and me as a person. Also with moving into student accommodation I feel like I've gained a lot of independence and I'm glad I've done this.

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

Life-changing, exciting and fun!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Yes


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