A Picture of Wilf


Hometown / Country: London
A Levels: History, Politics, English
Degree: Politics
Stage of Study: Second Year
Interests at Uni: Amateur stand up comedian

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Work Experience

Even before I applied to study Politics at Newcastle I went out and got some work experience with my local (then prospective) MP back at home in London.  It’s easy to approach your MP through the House of Commons. I just wrote a letter. Even though this work was unpaid, it helped with my CV,
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How to finance your degree

Student Loans Before starting uni, I panicked at the prospect at navigating the student grant system in order to finance my degree at Newcastle. Tuition fees are currently £9,250 for a three-year course, which is pretty standard across the country.  But it’s a remarkably simple process! An online application to Student Finance England website was
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Why I chose Politics at Newcastle

As soon as I started studying politics at school, I knew I wanted to do it at uni. I felt passionate about the potential of politics to make a real difference in all walks of life – no other subject matched that. Finding a uni After having a good look at various university courses for
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Where to live in Newcastle

A reasonably affluent area close to the centre of Newcastle, where many students choose to live in second and third year, Jesmond is a stone’s throw from Uni and it has a fine history. Not only did Ludwig Wittgenstein live here, but also, more importantly,  Sting and Bryan Ferry did too . . .  and legend
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