Introducing Gursharan - the RO Ambassador

RO Central Team - Thursday, December 06, 2018
Posted 8 months ago

Gursharan, the RO Ambassador is there to support you now that the main period of ementoring has come to an end. RO students can contact Gursharan to get  support with a variety of topics from deciding on university offers and thinking about where to live to the RO programme and revision tips ahead of exams in Year 13. Gursharan will be able to help you with these questions and also share with you her experiences of applying to and studying at one of the RO Partner universities. Read below to hear from Gursharan:


I’m a third and final year university student who is currently studying Psychology (BSc) at Newcastle University.

Newcastle University was one of my five choices of university, and I decided to choose Newcastle University because it was situated in the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, which is a vibrant, and busy city that offers lots to do! The location was one of the main factors I considered when deciding on what university to go to; as I wanted somewhere that was close to home, with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby, and a good social life. Newcastle University was especially appealing to me because it offered lots of different societies to get involved with, a great psychology programme, and bursaries/scholarships that provided me with the financial help I needed.

Whilst studying at Newcastle, I have become an ambassador for the University, which has involved working with prospective students at summer schools and talking to parents and students on open days. I have also chosen to volunteer for 2 years with Newcastle’s main hospital; working with children. In my spare time, I love exploring new places in Newcastle and going to new restaurants I haven’t tried before!

When I was in Year 13, I found the university application process to be scary and overwhelming. With all those final exams, stress of getting multiple offers, and revising at the same time it can be quite stressful to choose your firm and insurance option. Thankfully, through these experiences and now as an RO Ambassador I will be able to help you through this tricky time and make the process more understandable and streamlined. I look forward to hearing from you soon!