School of Psychology

Farah

Farah

Psychology BSc Honours

Your course

I am impressed with the course content that the School has introduced us to. The modules cover broad and different aspects of psychology.

Making friends

It's okay. Some people are more approachable than others, so you've just got to find the right people I guess. The international students are friendly though.

Language support

English is my second language, but in my family we speak English almost all the time. All Brunei schools follow the British educational system so studying here isn't much different.

Cost of living

I am amazed and in love, I must say, with the cost of living in Newcastle. I've got friends in other parts of the UK who pay double or triple the price for house rent.

Living in Newcastle

Newcastle has both the hustle and bustle of a city and the calm and quiet of a neighbourhood. A visit to the beach in South Shields helps for quiet reflection away from the city's energy.

International advice

For students who prefer the busy city or serenity of countryside, Newcastle feels like it has both. For students coming from my country, Newcastle is a place which feels like home. 

With Asian delicacies and Halal food all within reach, Newcastle is the place to be.

Accommodation

I live in Brighton Grove, Fenham. It's not the fanciest or nearest to the University, but it is one of the cheapest and the rooms are just as nice. 

If you're looking for Halal or oriental stores, they're just around the corner. Getting to the city isn't a hassle. 

Bus stops are available every few blocks and the buses drop you at the heart of the city and close to the University.

Spare time

Tuesdays are always movie days at the Empire Cinema. The Brunei Newcastle Society organises sports days during the weekend. And, of course, retail therapy is vital.

Best thing

The University's atmosphere itself is amazing. The personal tutors and lecturers are great and supportive. Every so often, the Student Union hosts exciting events.