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Have a browse through some of our student blogs. Written by our dedicated student bloggers, you’ll get a real insight into life as a postgraduate at Newcastle. You might even get a few tips about where to go and what to do while you’re here too!

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My Journey to Postgraduate Study

20 April, 2018 - Posted by Lydia
Me          I graduated from Psychology last year and didn’t want to leave Newcastle, after loving the last 3 years of my life here. So I signed for a house with friends in the same position. I was lucky enough to know what kind of future I aspired for back in sixth form. I planned… View Article
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Starting a postgraduate degree can seem daunting, especially after the stress of undergraduate study. However, a Master’s degree can make a difference in your job hunt post-university, with less commitment than a PhD. Your Master’s course can also be loads of fun if you make the most of it! After completing a one-year Master of… View Article
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Things to do and places to see; Everything’s just a short walk away With a pack on my back and a map in hand, I stepped on the plane and then off the train. After 4,493 miles, and a very exhausted music playlist, I had finally arrived in Newcastle. Little did I know, this transition… View Article
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You’ve completed your undergraduate degree, moved on to your postgraduate degree, and now the inevitable time has come to enter the working world and find a job. It’s scary and it can be intimidating but it’s essential and will be made much easier with the help of your postgrad course and the services at Newcastle… View Article
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Jam-packed with places to eat and drink, shops for all occasions, and cultural sights to admire, there will be something for everyone in Newcastle. Being a local student myself, I’ve been able to experience many of the wonderful things Newcastle has to offer time and time again. So now I’m sharing with you some of… View Article
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How “Uni” is different across-the-pond: US vs. UK   We’ve all heard the stories and seen the movies: The US-of-A dorm-mates and debatable dining halls… the “football” games and cheerleaders… The Greek Life recruitment and the “freshman-fifteen”. Despite the variations between social scenes of US and UK universities, the two educational systems stand with exceptional… View Article
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Making the decision of studying abroad, leaving home and opening yourself to a new adventure across the sea, (because let’s be honest… relocation is an adventure) can be exciting but scary and challenging all at the same time, mainly because you are not completely sure of what to expect. Yes, your life is about to… View Article
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It might sound cheesy but I can honestly say that I’ve had the time of my life at Newcastle University. I’ve made the best friends, had so many new and wonderful experiences, fallen in love with the city and my passion for my degree subject has grown. Whilst I have had the best of times… View Article
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After sixteen years of employment, I saw an opportunity to pursue higher education to a PhD level overseas, which I had been dreaming of since I was an undergraduate student. However, to leave my family and my comfort zone, which I was familiar with, was not easy. An uncertain future often restricts people from trying,… View Article
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Last summer, I left China to start my Master’s studies at Newcastle University. Before choosing to study abroad I had not been to Newcastle and in my mind life here was all about fish and chips, rainy days and food and transport were expensive. However what I am enjoying now is a wonderful cross-cultural life…. View Article
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  First of all, if you are looking for support on this step, congratulations! This means you already have an acceptance letter, and you are one step closer to starting the amazing journey of studying aboard! But (the ugly but…) it’s time to start the process of applying for a visa and if it’s your… View Article
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Me          I graduated from Psychology last year and didn’t want to leave Newcastle, after loving the last 3 years of my life here. So I signed for a house with friends in the same position. I was lucky enough to know what kind of future I aspired for back in sixth form. I planned… View Article
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Many of you wonder how it is really to be a doctorate student right in the middle of my degree. You often ask me how work is going and how I manage to get everything done in time. Why on earth do I always smile while talking about my postgraduate studies, when most students are… View Article
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Whether I like it or not, doing a PhD is the most challenging period of my life. All PhD students know that well; we are leading a totally different life from anyone else. What does this life look like though? Tubes vs Patients When people hear that I am working on actual clinical trials in… View Article
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Research is important only when it is practically applied for the benefit of the community. Therefore, what’s more essential for a researcher than being able to communicate research effectively? Conferences are organized for this particular reason. Attending is the simplest option. However, you might be asked to present your research in front of both a… View Article
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People sometimes find it difficult to understand how different a researcher’s life is from the general population. They stare when I talk about how much my life has changed since I started my PhD. The confusion gets even worse when I mention my field of research – Clinical Pharmacology. Were you ever curious to explore… View Article
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