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Joss White

Mechanical Design Engineering

Where are you from?


Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

Because I loved the University when I visited and thought the city was right for me.

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

It's a beautiful city. My favorite thing to do in Newcastle is to paint the scenery along the Tyne.

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

The thing that has surprised me most is how friendly everyone is. I've been very impressed by the student community and how we group together to help each other.

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

Yes very!

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

My lecturers who are a great inspiration to me.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The Students' Union!

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

I'm part of the football team and I go rock climbing. I have a part time volunteer job at Bernardo's

What is the best thing about your course?

My lecturer's!

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

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

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 feel that a higher education has inspired me to shoot for the top and one day I hope to be my own boss in my own Engineering firm.

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

I'm currently on a voulentry placement to get a feel of industry at amspec

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

The library is your friend, if you want to learn then you will learn.

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

I'm a more productive person in my work and every day life.

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

Challenging. Exciting. Rewarding.

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Yes I already have!


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