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Alexandra Eggleston

BSc (Hons) Mathematics

Where are you from?

Kendal, Cumbria

Why did you choose Northumbria University?

Because it had reasonable entry requirements, it offered good scholarships and Newcastle is a friendly, safe city.

What do you think of Newcastle and our region and what are your favourite things to do?

Newcastle is a friendly, safe city which offers a wide variety of restaurants & clubs. One of my favourite things to do is stroll around Heaton Park on a sunny day!

What has surprised you most about living in Newcastle and this region? What has impressed you most?

The thing that has surprised me the most is how approachable people are. The transport has impressed me the most; the Metro is so easy and cheap to use!

Did you find Northumbria University welcoming? Was it easy to fit in?

Northumbria University was very welcoming from day one, when I visited on an open day. I felt like the transition from Sixth Form to university was comfortable and exciting. It was so easy to fit in because my course has such a wide variety of characters!

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

I have enjoyed making the most of my independence at Northumbria! I love the sense of community that the University gives.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

My year tutor has helped me the most. He made our whole course feel very comfortable and keeps us clued up on general University life!

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

Third year students at the Maths Society have inspired me the most as I will be in their position in two years' time. It's nice to hear their opinions on the course.

What is your favourite place on campus?

My favourite place on campus is Habita in the SU! Good hearty food for a great price!

Have you joined any sports teams, clubs or been involved in any volunteer projects? 

I am part of the Maths Society and I attend a local gym; DW Fitness. I find the gym a great stress reliever! The Maths Society is very helpful when I'm stuck on that niggly question from a seminar!

What is the best thing about your course?

The best thing about my course is how well we have all gelled. With a course size of just under fifty, it was a great opportunity to make some strong friendships in the group!

What are the most valuable lessons you have learnt to date?

The most valuable lessons I have learnt to date would be to pre-pack lunch (so much cheaper!) and not to pass up any opportunities.

What do you want to do in the future? What skills have you learned/improved that you think will be of most use in your future career?

In the future I would like have a maths based career. I have become a lot more of an independent learner at university. I will not call for help on a question I am stuck on, unless I have tried numerous ways to complete it.

If you could offer some advice to students thinking of coming to study here what would you say?

I would wholeheartedly encourage them to embark on one of the best adventures of their lives! Northumbria gives you the opportunity to meet so many new people and try so many new things.

How do you feel you have changed as a person since being at Northumbria University?

I feel I am a far more confident person. I feel I have better knowledge about the real world after living independently. I've learnt to see the best in any given situation.

If you had three words to sum up your time with us what would they be?

Jam-packed, liberating and enlightening!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Most definitely! 


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