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Nevena Borcsok in 10

10 questions: answered. This week Nevena Borcsok, our Librarian, shares her ultimate hero in literature, her childhood dream career, spare time hobbies and more.

Hi Nevena, how are you enjoying your new role as Librarian of the College?

I’m having the time of my life!

Are there any books you would recommend to students ahead of starting their course here?

Morgan, John. Debrett’s New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners: the Indispensable Handbook, London: Headline, 1999.

Nevena, it’s quick-fire round time!

Who is your all-time hero in literature?

The Fox from the Little Prince.

What kind of literature or theme do you enjoy reading in your spare time?

Poetry and Russian classics.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time, any hobbies?

Spa-ing, swimming and catching up with friends.

Do you have a signature dish you love to cook? If so, can you share the recipe?

Stuffed bell peppers in a tomato sauce – my family prefer a vegan option of this recipe. For the recipe…you know where to find me!

As a child, what was the dream career you wanted when you grew up?

Studying fine arts and having my own art gallery.

If you could live in another country instantly, which one would it be?

I’d teleport to some nice yacht in the Mediterranean, cruising between Greece, Italy and Spain.

Can you share your top tips on how students can use the library most effectively during their studies?

Make a librarian your friend.

If you could describe the Newbold experience in just three words, what would they be?

Inclusive, fast-paced, nurturing.