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Siew Cheng Wong

Siew Cheng WongWhere are you from?

Malaysia.

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

Newcastle is a nice city.  The teaching staff are reputable.

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

Newcastle is a nice city, the people are friendly, and the cost of living is not to high.  The city is great for exploring.

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

The cost of living is a lot lower than I expected.  The people in Newcastle are incredibly friendly.

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

Northumbria University is very welcoming.  I was given the opportunity to attend a late orientation despite having only arrived in October.  So fitting in is no problem at all!

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

Newcastle's city life is amazing!

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

My fellow flatmates.  I live in on campus accommodation.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The Library.

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

RAG.  It was amazing.  I got to meet new people and have fun and have a very unique experience despite the fact that I had to pull out somewhere in the middle.

What is the best thing about your course?

The subjects are very interesting.

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

Start early!

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 may wish to engage in the the world of journalism despite the course I'm doing at present time.  My time management skills have definitely improved.

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

Brace yourselves during the Autumn and Winter!

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

Vastly improved time management skills.  I have also learned a couple of people skills too

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

Amazing, astounding, exciting!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Yes, I would.


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