School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Nhan Tran

Nhan Tran

Education and Communication PhD

Nationality: Vietnam
Year graduated: 2015

Your course

I was happy with the wide range of modules and choices I made. The taught modules served as a good foundation for me to conduct my research.

I like the fact the lecturers welcomed questions and feedback from the students.

I used the Robinson Library a lot and it enabled me to access almost all the resources of information I needed.


I was lucky enough to get a postgraduate research scholarship. I am grateful to Newcastle University for this. It made my dream of studying abroad come true.

International Welcome Week

I participated and got a clear idea about the do's and don'ts in the University and in Newcastle. I learned about the services and support that the University offers to students.

Making friends

It was easier for me to make friends with Asian students at first. As I gained more confidence, I approached Western friends and they were so nice and kind to talk with.

Cost of living

I think Newcastle is an affordable city. There are suitable prices for almost everyone.

Living in Newcastle

I could learn and enjoy life. I walked through the park, visited castles and wandered along the beach.

International advice

If you want to find a balance between learning and living, Newcastle is your destination.


I lived in Spital Tongues with a kind-hearted British landlady. Life couldn't have been more satisfactory here.

Spare time

Sometimes, I go to the restaurant with my friends. Sometimes, I catch a bus to visit some beauty spots nearby.