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Want to inspire the next generation of Northumbria Alumni?
Tell us how you are making an impact and how Northumbria helped you get to where are today.

HOW TO RECORD YOUR VIDEO

To ensure we get footage which can be displayed across a range of digital platforms (ie our website, social media, mobile phones) please can you bear in mind the following when making your video:

 

  • It would be great if you could film the video in your work place, or an interesting space which is relevant to your profession. If you work for a notable brand, you could even try and show their logo in the background. However, remember to film it somewhere quiet so there isn’t a lot of background noise!
  • If you can’t film at your workplace, make sure you have a clear background behind you, such as a plain wall.  Please do not film with a window behind you.
  • For the best results, film in landscape format.
  • Make sure you are filmed from at least the waist up. Sit so you are off to the side and have space to either your left or right. If you imagine your screen is split into three, the best spot would be on the line separating the second and third section.
  • Don’t wear any obviously-branded clothing or stripes (these can create a strobe effect on screen).
  • Try to look straight down the lens when you are talking and avoid any distractions such as other people behind the camera or looking at any notes
  • Before and after each section please pause for 5 seconds and look at the camera without speaking. This helps us when we edit the film.
  • Keep your phone/camera as stable as possible – you could use a tripod (if you have one) or prop it up against something to keep it steady
  • Please do not edit your footage before sending it to us.

WHAT TO SAY

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE QUESTIONS

SECTION 1 - WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU DO

I am...

I studied...

I am now...

Working for/at...


SECTION 2 - YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE

The biggest challenge facing my industry is...

I am tackling this challenge by...


SECTION 3 - YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Since leaving Northumbria I... 

(tell us about your career highlight.  What has been your biggest professional achievement since leaving Northumbria?)

Northumbria...  

(How did Northumbria help you achieve this/get to where you are today?   You could talk about your course, lectures etc)


SECTION 4 - NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY

What three words would you use to describe Northumbria University?

What three skills did you develop at Northumbria University?


SECTION 5 - #TAKEONTOMORROW STATEMENT

I am (name) and I am taking on tomorrow by...    

(This should be a short statement showing how you are taking on tomorrow. You can get creative!  e.g. "being my own boss, keeping people healthy, designing the next...")

SECTION 6 - WRAP UP

I am (name), I am (job title) at (company) and I am Northumbria **

** Could you also say this line in your native langauge if relevant


QUESTIONS? GET IN TOUCH

If you have any queries about how to record your video or how to answer the questions, please just drop us an email and we will get back to you asap.

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