Why did you choose Newcastle?
I initially applied to Newcastle because many of my friends already lived here and I've always loved the city. I made my final decision to come to Newcastle University after coming to a Visit Day. All the lecturers I met were very helpful and enthusiastic. Also the atmosphere was more laid back and friendly than most other universities I visited.
What do you like most about your course?
The best part of my course is the flexibility of subject choice. On the Classical Studies degree there are a wide range of subjects and modules available with very little restriction on the combinations you can choose. This has allowed me to try out both Latin and Ancient Greek even though I had never studied these subjects before. I have also discovered an interest in ancient philosophy which has ended up forming a major part of my degree.
I would recommend the Classical Studies course to people who want to study all aspects of the classical period as it offers a very wide range of subjects, from history through to philosophy and literature.
Also, the lecturers have been immensely helpful and supportive. We have always been encouraged to go and see our lecturers for help or further discussion, which is very useful on a course with so few contact hours.
How would you describe Newcastle?
Newcastle is very different from any other city I have ever visited. It's very cosmopolitan, but also friendly and welcoming. The music scene in Newcastle is particularly vibrant, with a huge variety of different venues catering for different tastes. It is also close to the sea and the countryside meaning there's always something to do.
Where do you live? Was it easy to find somewhere?
Since moving out of halls, I have lived in Heaton. I've never struggled to find a place to live, even at the last minute. The variety of areas with student housing is very broad, catering for varying budgets and tastes.