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Ahlam student profile

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About me

Name: Ahlam
Course: PhD Genetics
Study mode: Full time
Where I’m from: Saudi Arabia

Choosing Newcastle

To begin with, Newcastle is an amazing city to live in and the Newcastle University is one of the best universities in the UK, not only because of the University’s reputation but also because of the high teaching quality and organised academic system. The processes of the University are clear and easy to follow, and the staff are really helpful.

Studying at Newcastle

I would highly recommend studying at Newcastle University. I enjoy how I learn new things every single day and how my university life does not fall into a routine, as it is not the same every day and there is a variety of teaching methods. 

I believe being a postgraduate student at Newcastle University is really an opportunity that you should make the most out of. I feel part of a community and everyone seems very nice. The facilities are extremely excellent and the teaching quality is very high.

Career aspirations

I never really knew what I wanted to do after I finished my degree. However, when I started my first year of PhD, I realised that I really wanted to carry on doing research. All this of course is credited to the good supervision I had from my supervisors.

Living in Newcastle

I really enjoy Newcastle’s weather! And the people here are very nice indeed. I would definitely recommend it for a friend.

Remembering Newcastle

I will remember my time at Newcastle for the great experience both socially and academically.