Course dates: 2008 - 2012
I chose Newcastle largely because of the opportunity to study in America for a year of my degree.
Studying at Newcastle
I have thoroughly enjoyed my course. In paricular the combination of lectures and practical work. Not only do the lab components support the work in lectures but also make the day more interesting.
In regards to facilities, my school has recently modernised its physical chemistry lab and all of the other labs are already of a high standard.
In third year I went on a year abroad to the university of vermont in America. This was a fantastic opportunity which I would recommend any restless student to take. Not only did I get to experience a surprisingly different culture, but I got to add to my skills and experiences in a way employers really appreciate.
Living in Newcastle
Newcastle is small, compact whilst bursting with life.
It has one of the best nightlife's in the country which I was unaware of before I got here. This definitely adds to your experiences as a student and makes your time here even more enjoyable.
I live in Spital Tongues, a short walk from the university. It is a relatively quiet area, small population of students and plenty of open space.
Accommodation Tip - Get to know your housemates as soon as you can. This will help you settle in straightaway and in the future months any problems will be far easier to tackle with friends rather than people you do not really know.
Social life at Newcastle
I work part time as a carer for a large proportion of my spare time. However I also go out alot, volunteer and run outdoors.
Best thing about Newcastle
The best thing about Newcastle is Its location. I love the North East. The people are friendly, Scotlands a stone's throw away, the Quayside is beautiful and the city's small.