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Why I Chose Newcastle

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For a long time I struggled to choose between Newcastle and another university, but luckily I went for Newcastle in the end and I haven’t looked back since. Here are the top five reasons I chose Newcastle:

1. The Campus

Old Quad
If you’ve been to an open day you’ll know that the Newcastle campus is pretty nice to look at, especially for us language students who get to study in the historic Old Library Building. However, it’s more than just good-looking; it’s also right in the centre of town and just five minutes from the metro.

2. Course Choice

Language Resource Centre

The Language Resource Centre

Newcastle has really given me the freedom to build my own degree. With Combined Honours I’ve been able to take modules from three different schools to really personalise my degree and follow my interests. Most importantly, my course has also enabled me to study abroad at one of Japan’s top universities.

3. The City

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Newcastle is famous for its student nightlife, but I chose it for its city life – there are loads of interesting cafés and shops, and everything is both near the university and on the <etro. Also, housing is affordable so you can live closer to the University and get more for your money than you would elsewhere.

4. The Facilities

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I loved the language-learning facilities at Newcastle, like the conversation partner scheme and foreign-language books. And, although I didn’t think about it when I first chose Newcastle, waiting in line for the only printer half an hour before a deadline at my university here in Japan has taught me to appreciate the amazing library and IT facilities available at Newcastle ♥ Robinson Library Forever ♥

5. The Careers Service

Careers Service
I have no idea what I would like to do as a career and with a degree like Geography and Japanese there’s no clear career path, so I was drawn toward Newcastle after hearing about the great careers service. Over second year the careers service helped me to prepare my CV and look at the options available to me and I ended up managing to get a paid internship over the summer!

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