As I wanted to enter the world of consultancy with a degree in my hand, I saw this course was the best option for me. Seeing this course at Newcastle sealed my commitment to come to this amazing city and a university that I'd heard so much about from my friends and family. Not only did I manage to get on the course, I got a scholarship, which made my life so much easier for me and so far I've not had to worry about how much money is left in my bank account!
Living in Newcastle
Newcastle by far is one of the safest places I know! The people are so friendly; I often stop or get stopped by strangers during the day to discuss something and I love it!
If you fancy something from the high street shops, Northumberland Street is so close to the University, and I often go down there when I have an hour free from lectures. I can't think of anywhere better. The other day I took a detour down a side street and discovered this amazing cheap french cafe and I certainly had my croissant's worth!
You can walk everywhere. If you are planning to stay in Jesmond, it only takes 10 minutes to walk to the University. There's also the Metro, which you can buy a £25 monthly student card for.
Osborne Road has many bars, which sell affordable food and drink. Cinemas are aplenty so you can have your pick! There's something to do round every corner!
I live in West Jesmond. It's a great place as it has everything I need round the corner - Starbucks, Subway, Tescos, Boots, Metro station, shops, bakeries etc.
Studying at Newcastle
The best thing about my course is that everyone on it is so committed to getting their degree. We all help each other out, have good silly fun together and, of course, we do work hard!
The facilities continue to impress me. The Library is my second home as it has everything I could want, computers continue to be updated and you acquire new IT skills.
The School of Biology offered a fantastic induction week, which allowed everyone to get to know each other through social activities.
The social life is fantastic! I've met people from all walks of life.
I'm hoping to be an Environmental Consultant in the Midlands where my friends are. The Careers Service has a lot of invaluable help and I suggest you use them!
Before your taught degree
I studied Environmental Biogeoscience at Leeds University. I've worked as a Fundraising (RAG) Manager of the Leeds University Union and as an Environmental Technician.
Best thing about being a postgraduate
Just being me, improving my life whilst meeting new friends, gaining valuable experience and being in a new city!