Although it is not a Russell Group or a well known prestigious University, Northumbria University exceeded my expectations in actively encouraging every student to make the most out of their time at University, to graduate with more than just a degree. Northumbria University strives to ensure that every student regardless of background receives equal opportunities to support their learning and enhance their employability skills. Most notably their Business Clinic allowed me to develop a multitude of skills and apply what I had learnt in a practical setting. During this time I worked directly with a local SME as a consultant as part of my final year project. This alongside Northumbria’s drive to encourage placement years or to study abroad offers students a competitive advantage. As such, I would highly recommend this University.