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Chathura Ariyasena

Career Path: Operation Associate, WNS Holdings Ltd.
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

What are you doing now?

I am presently working as an Operation Associate at WNS Holdings Ltd. and following the CIMA professional qualification.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

I selected Northumbria since I had heard some very positive feedback regarding the university from my friends. It was always a pleasure to study with such a great set of lecturers.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

There was a good mix of everything - especially when it came to lectures and feedback.

How connected was your course with industry?

I had projects to complete whilst studying on this degree which were really helpful in enabling me to understand the practical elements of corporate life.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

The course gave me most of the practical knowledge I now require in my job with a degree from the university being globally recognised.

What was the best thing about your course?

The final research project.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

Mainly the business writing skills and organisational skills needed for an assignment or project.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

The final research project we had to complete as part of my degree.

What advice would you give somebody who is thinking of studying at Northumbria?

I would strongly recommend studying here.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

It's simply awesome.

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