University of Manchester Christian Union
Jonathan Brooker

Jonathan Brooker

3rd Year History

  • What’s your name, where are you from, what course are you studying and what year of university are you in?

       My name is Jonathan Brooker, I am from Sevenoaks in Kent and I am going into my third year of studying History.

  • Can you remember how you were feeling before coming to university?

        Before coming to university I felt a mixture of excitement about the next stage of my life and a lot of anxiety at the prospect of living away from home.

  • What was your favourite thing about freshers week?

       I enjoyed settling into my flat in Whitworth Park which was a lot better than I expected it to be (it looked so awful on the website!). Manchester is a fantastic city and I had great fun looking round. I also loved it when I first received my student card and could use it to explore the university.

  • Can you remember how you were feeling by the end of freshers week?

       By the end of freshers week I felt far more at ease and was looking forward to starting my course.

  • What helped you the most coming to university?

       Coming to university I was so grateful to God for the ready-made group of friends I found in the CU. I felt completely accepted and really enjoyed the events they put on in Fresher’s Week. Many of my closest university friends were people I met in the first week through CU.

  • What is your top tip for a fresher coming this September?

       Make your new room as homely and comfortable as possible!