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    Hello everyone,

    I received an unconditional offer for English literature and creative writing. I'm really looking forward to university, but I am also very afraid of getting homesick since my family is going to be half a world away. I wish I could attend an open day, just to get a better picture of Northumbria University, but that will be impossible.
    Does anyone know what it is like for EU/International students at Northumbria?
    Also... for people arriving via plane/train and not car... how do you transport all the stuff you need (clothes, book, kitchen appliances, makeup stuff, decoration, things that remind you of home, etc) ? Especially if you have to meet the airline standards for luggage.
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    (Original post by lothiriel)
    Hello everyone,

    I received an unconditional offer for English literature and creative writing. I'm really looking forward to university, but I am also very afraid of getting homesick since my family is going to be half a world away. I wish I could attend an open day, just to get a better picture of Northumbria University, but that will be impossible.
    Does anyone know what it is like for EU/International students at Northumbria?
    Also... for people arriving via plane/train and not car... how do you transport all the stuff you need (clothes, book, kitchen appliances, makeup stuff, decoration, things that remind you of home, etc) ? Especially if you have to meet the airline standards for luggage.
    Well done on your unconditional offer! We offer group chats for our international students to ask questions before you arrive, keep an eye on this page for any new chats coming up.
    Also, check out our Northumbria International Fan page. The international office will keep that up to date with the latest news relevant to international students.

    I personally use Skype a lot to keep in touch with loved ones overseas, if you haven't already, get an account I'd highly recommend checking it out!

    Liam
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    (Original post by ecarf9)
    I've applied for International Business & French! I haven't really looked at accommodation yet though! What about you?
    Hi, i've applied for it too! have you heard anything back yet? when did you send your application off?
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    (Original post by KingGoonIan)
    Just accepted an offer - as my insurance - for Adult Nursing at Northumbria. Do I still have the same chance as everyone else for accommodation or do I have to wait longer?
    I would apply for accommodation as soon as possible!

    Given the high demand for campus accommodation, priority is given to applicants who make Northumbria their firm choice, therefore the most popular residences will probably not be available to insurance applicants but we should be able to arrange accommodation.

    Hope this answers your question.

    Liam
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    Hi everyone went to visit day for applied biology yesterday at Northumbria, was well impressed. The course looks fantastic lots of hands on in the labs, the staff were great couldn't do enough to help you. All the students gave excellent feed back about the school and the university as a whole. Have been holding out for an offer from Newcastle before I made my decision, but was so impressed with Northumbria may just cancel Newcastle and firm Northumbria.:cool:
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    I've applied to Northumbria for Physiotherapy, have an interview tomorrow :eek: really hope it goes well as i would love to go there.
    Does anyone know what the accommodation is like at Coach Lane campus? The website doesn't really show much of it.
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    Hi everyone, this is my first post on TSR, (woot! woot!) :-) I've finally got all my offers back (pleased to say no unsuccessful choices) and I'm definatly wanting to go to Northumbria. I only live about 25 minutes from the main campus but I still want to stop in halls for my first year (can't wait to get away from the parents lol) so I'm looking at Camden Court, mainly because it has 'some' parking on site and I need to keep my car to get to work. If anyone has been in/lived there or knows someone who has then please drop me a message on this thread!

    I'm also in a tricky position as to what course I am to choose at Northumbria. I've received conditional offers for both 'Web Design and Development' and 'Information Communication Management' but I don't know which one to choose! :s Info Comms has no written exams but as far as I know all modules for this course are core/compulsary (no optional modules) where as Web Design has exams :-( but has loads of options as to what modules you study! I've done ICT for 4 years now from GCSE to A level and love the subject but just don't know whether to branch off into Web Design or Info Comms? Again, if anyone is studying/has studied any one of these courses your comments would be appreciated! :-)

    Many thanks!
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    (Original post by moo24)
    I've applied to Northumbria for Physiotherapy, have an interview tomorrow :eek: really hope it goes well as i would love to go there.
    Does anyone know what the accommodation is like at Coach Lane campus? The website doesn't really show much of it.
    Hey I preferred the city campus accommodation myself. Good luck with your interview, if it's anything like my Nursing interview then they'll be very friendly!
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    (Original post by Mr_Sainsburys)
    Hi everyone, this is my first post on TSR, (woot! woot!) :-) I've finally got all my offers back (pleased to say no unsuccessful choices) and I'm definatly wanting to go to Northumbria. I only live about 25 minutes from the main campus but I still want to stop in halls for my first year (can't wait to get away from the parents lol) so I'm looking at Camden Court, mainly because it has 'some' parking on site and I need to keep my car to get to work. If anyone has been in/lived there or knows someone who has then please drop me a message on this thread!

    I'm also in a tricky position as to what course I am to choose at Northumbria. I've received conditional offers for both 'Web Design and Development' and 'Information Communication Management' but I don't know which one to choose! :s Info Comms has no written exams but as far as I know all modules for this course are core/compulsary (no optional modules) where as Web Design has exams :-( but has loads of options as to what modules you study! I've done ICT for 4 years now from GCSE to A level and love the subject but just don't know whether to branch off into Web Design or Info Comms? Again, if anyone is studying/has studied any one of these courses your comments would be appreciated! :-)

    Many thanks!
    I think it largely depends on what you what you enjoy and what you think will be useful in your career. I wouldn't let the fact one has exams and the other doesn't sway your decision unless you strongly feel that exams are your weakness and will stop you from getting a first.

    I moved from a course that had optional modules to Computer Science which has no optional modules. I quite like that because it allows me to be with like minded students in most my classes which really helps improve my work.

    My colleague studies Web Design but she's currently away! I will get her to pop on here when she gets back within a few weeks to speak about what she's covered in her course.

    Liam
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    (Original post by Northumbria University)
    I think it largely depends on what you what you enjoy and what you think will be useful in your career. I wouldn't let the fact one has exams and the other doesn't sway your decision unless you strongly feel that exams are your weakness and will stop you from getting a first.

    I moved from a course that had optional modules to Computer Science which has no optional modules. I quite like that because it allows me to be with like minded students in most my classes which really helps improve my work.

    My colleague studies Web Design but she's currently away! I will get her to pop on here when she gets back within a few weeks to speak about what she's covered in her course.

    Liam
    Hi Liam.

    I have an offer for Computer Science at Northumbria.

    What are your opinions of the course? Do you enjoy it? What is the teaching like and how are the facilities?

    Thankyou.
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    I got an unconditional offer for "Ethical Hacking for Computer Security" course. Together with Abertay, it would be one of my top choices. I have a question: the professional placement during the 3rd year will be paid? And I would get a job role relevant to my studies (in my case a junior penetration tester role) or something more general such as systems and networks administration?
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    Anyone doing Media, Culture and Society? (: Feel as if no-one is!
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    (Original post by isengard1)
    I got an unconditional offer for "Ethical Hacking for Computer Security" course. Together with Abertay, it would be one of my top choices. I have a question: the professional placement during the 3rd year will be paid? And I would get a job role relevant to my studies (in my case a junior penetration tester role) or something more general such as systems and networks administration?
    Well done on the unconditional offer!

    The placement year will be paid and it will be pretty much like getting a job except you will have the the benefit of having Northumbria's placements team helping you perfect your CV, cover letter and interview techniques.

    There will be a wide range roles available, I've seen a few specific security roles on the placement board. The competition will be fierce for these specialised placements so make sure to study hard and get things on your CV to make yourself stand out.

    This is something I'm currently going though now for Computer Science and I'm really looking forward to the prospect of getting some more industry experience on my CV!

    Liam
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    (Original post by binaryman)
    Hi Liam.

    I have an offer for Computer Science at Northumbria.

    What are your opinions of the course? Do you enjoy it? What is the teaching like and how are the facilities?

    Thankyou.
    I think that the course is awesome. Through a combination of great lectureres and good facilities plus interesting projects (We got to recreate pong on an ARM powered development board controlled by an accelerometer this year!)

    Another thing I really like is that the programme leaders care about the course and they value the opinions of the students. I have been involved with trialling out a new mentor scheme to help new students get to grips with the work and university life. Then from that we have been providing new ideas how to evolve the course further.

    Hope this answers your questions!

    Liam
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    (Original post by Northumbria University)
    Well done on the unconditional offer!

    The placement year will be paid and it will be pretty much like getting a job except you will have the the benefit of having Northumbria's placements team helping you perfect your CV, cover letter and interview techniques.

    There will be a wide range roles available, I've seen a few specific security roles on the placement board. The competition will be fierce for these specialised placements so make sure to study hard and get things on your CV to make yourself stand out.

    This is something I'm currently going though now for Computer Science and I'm really looking forward to the prospect of getting some more industry experience on my CV!

    Liam
    Ok, thank you for your explanation. Good luck with your studies
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    Thanks Liam for your responce :-)

    If you could get your colleague who does Web Design to contact me when she gets back in the next few weeks that would be appreciated.

    Thanks for your help
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    I did not think that I'd be getting offers from most of my choices, so I never even considered the idea of having to choose a uni.
    So now I'm really, really torn.

    Does anyone know what English Literature and Creative Writing is like at Northumbria? (:
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    I'm going to the law open day on the 10th, does anyone know where I'm meant to go? (main campus or law school?)
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    hey has anyone else applied for geography and crime science at Northumbria because i know there are only 20 applicants and it would be nice to know who else has applied
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    (Original post by Care-Free)
    I'm going to the law open day on the 10th, does anyone know where I'm meant to go? (main campus or law school?)
    Here are the details to the Applicant Visit Day for Law on the 10th

    You will need to go to

    Business and Law Building
    Ground Floor Foyer
    City Campus East

    Number 17 on this map!
    http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/brochure/visit/campus_branch/ncle_cmp/city_campus/

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