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Tamzin Ward

Interactive Media Design

Where are you from?


Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

I like the sound of the courses in the Design School.

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

It is really friendly, I feel comfortable here and safe.

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

It is really friendly, I feel comfortable here and safe.

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

Yes it was very easy to fit in, my course has become very friendly with each other and we're like one big group of friends now!

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

The freedom, being independent and just making the most of the environment!

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

I can't pinpoint one person, but all the staff and tutors are really helpful if you ask!

What is your favourite place on campus?


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

Never leave anything to the last minute.

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 think I want to be part of a design team somewhere, possibly a UX designer. The course has prepared me fairly well for it!

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

We went to Prague in first year which was really fun, probably the highlight of my university experience.

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

Make sure you balance work with play!

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

I feel like I am more confident in my ability, I know I can achieve now.

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

Happy, exciting and challenging!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?



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