Why did you choose Newcastle?
Location and the fusing of archaeology and history as disciplines. The surrounding landscape and its history were also factors.
How are you finding the course so far?
Great, I'm enjoying it very much
How do you find the facilities?
Not bad. We do not have a specific teaching area in History and Archaeology, so my lectures are all over the campus. The fieldwork equipment seems adequate.
Have you took part in any field trips or projects?
Yes. Rome was a fantastic trip in February, with Professor Haynes as our tour guide. I enjoyed Bede's world and the Rising Sun activities at the beginning of the course, they gave everyone a chance to get to know each other.
I really enjoyed the field trip around Northumbria and Cumbria in September, loads of sites; and accommodation all for £10!
How do you find the city of Newcastle?
The city is really vibrant with loads of places to go out. There are stacks of history hidden away between the modern sprawl.
What is the best thing about studying at Newcastle?
The best thing about studying History and Archaeology is the community aspect of the archaeology society . Also the history connected with the city and its surrounding countryside.
What is it like studying as a mature student?
I'm getting by with the help of bursaries and grants this year, but next year I'll have to work more (I teach guitar), so it will be more of a struggle. With planning our wedding for September and constantly working on the house, everything is really tight. I don't really have any spare time, which can be really stressful. I have not sought help from the Mature Student Support officer as I am sure there are students with more pressing issues than myself.