INTO NCL teacher with students

Meet the teachers at INTO Newcastle University

With many years’ experience helping international students achieve their goals, we understand the challenges involved with studying abroad. With small classes, dedicated staff and modern facilities, you’ll have the perfect environment to succeed in your chosen subject.


Alex Corrin

Alexandra Corrin

International Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences Module Leader

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What do you enjoy about teaching at INTO Newcastle?

I love the diversity I get by teaching at INTO Newcastle University. On the Foundation Pathways in Humanities and Social Science, each semester, I meet students from all around the globe: I currently have students from Uganda, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Turkey and China in my class! This enriches discussions and makes for a vibrant international environment.

I also thoroughly enjoy the subjects I teach. Humanities, as an umbrella subject, is very multi-faceted, so teaching and learning is never dull! I particularly relish the fact that I can indulge my passion for Literature, teaching Shakespeare and Great War poems, in Semester 1. Students not only study texts in an interactive, dynamic classroom environment, but also get to visit prestigious theatre venues, such as the Globe and the Manchester Royal Exchange theatre, to view and review Shakespearian plays. It is also great that students and staff alike may participate together in staff student productions, and I enjoyed coaching Humanities students for roles in Macbeth, as well as participating in musical productions. There is never a dull moment! 

What do you love about Newcastle?

I like the fact that Newcastle is very compact and easy to navigate on foot. I enjoy the variety of architecture and the potential to escape down to the banks of the Quayside or jump on the metro to Tynemouth or South Shields. There is no shortage of things to do culturally either and I have loved exploring the galleries close to campus. I have also loved participating in interactive theatre days with students, where we got to talk to the Royal Shakespeare company’s finest cast members, such as Pippa Nixon, who played Ophelia, at the Theatre Royal.


Daniel Goodricke

Daniel Goodricke

Module Leader: Architecture (International Year One)

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How are students prepared for study at Newcastle University?

One crucial tool used in the delivery of your initial architectural training is the use of ‘crits’, or critiques, which provide an opportunity for students to present their design work to both tutors and fellow students.  The feedback provided is sometimes wrongly construed as criticism, but it is intended to improve your theoretical and technical outputs.  Those who respond well to feedback generally fair better.

What advice would you give prospective students?

The skills you will acquire on architecture pathways, and eventually a degree programme, are highly transferable.  Contemporaries of mine who I studied architecture with have gone on to work in alternative industries, including film set design, cabinet making and animation.  Therefore, expose yourself to as much as possible during your studies and you never know where you will end up!