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Immer Bhatti

Choosing Newcastle

Newcastle University was definitely my top choice, no denying it. Regardless of being brought up in the “toon” I fell in love with the city even more when University started. I loved how the campus was part of the city and how welcoming the School of Pharmacy was.

Immer Bhatti

The course

The Pharmacy course is definitely intense but enjoyable. The variety of different scenarios you’re exposed to is fantastic, ranging from looking at the anatomy of organs to doing chemistry labs. The teaching can be daunting at first glance, however first year really does help you understand the fundamentals of pharmacy and revisiting A-level topics in greater detail. The placements are always very interesting as you see a range of patients and work in the community which can be very heart-warming.


The facilities

There are numerous facilities for students to use both within the Faculty and wider University. You have access to all of the Newcastle University libraries which have a range of learning resources which make studying more interactive and less boring.

The University has its own gym and sports centre, and the Newcastle student union building has a variety of places for you to eat and chill out at!

The City

Newcastle is by far the best city ever thriving with culture, pretty views and nightlife of course! It is very student friendly and as the city centre is small-ish but dense, everything is in walking distance. But if you ever fancy a little getaway the coast is only 20 minutes away on the metro and there’s so many green spaces to go for lovely little walks. The people of Newcastle are like no other, so friendly, you’re not going to meet anyone more friendly than a fellow ‘Geordie’.


I decided to live at home as I lived so close to the city centre. I can assure you that if you’re local and stay at home you don’t need to worry about missing out. There are so many opportunities the University provide through societies and socials for you to make friends and enjoy your time at Newcastle and still be getting those unreal home cooked meals and not having to worry about your laundry.

Spare time

During my spare time I love to spend time with my friends, whether it be knocking back a few pints or just going on little adventures to the coast and around the North East. I have a part-time job which is lovely to provide that little bit of extra cash to spend on things you really don’t need!

As a member of PharmSoc there are many socials and the pharmacy ball, which is always a good time.

Anything else to add

Newcastle is definitely a great University and you should definitely come with an open mind! There is something always for you to get involved in so you will never be bored!

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