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Brian Hodgson

Career Path: Founder, Hong Kong Auctions Ltd.
Location: United Kingdon

After leaving I had no idea what I wanted to do ! I did have an interest in media and I was fortunate to have my first job at The Guardian . I owe that to the skills I learnt at my Marketing lessons which got me the interview in the first place. After living an exciting time in London I left this well paid job to travel the world. I got as far as Australia and within a couple of weeks got a job with a Murdock publication (I kept that quiet from my Guardian friends) . I still had an urge to travel and after 3 years I left for Hong Kong.

I've been here ever since. I was still in Media and after many years working in the corporate world I started my own company. My Business course skills came into play when i was running my company which event became a listed entity on the US boards. I wished I had taken more attention in my accounting class. I also followed my passion for Public Speaking and started a coaching company. I now teach at several universities in Hong Kong and across Asia for company training. Public Speaking also helped me in my other profession , which I being an auctioneer. This has led to many wonderful experiences and a great deal of travel. My paths have been dictated by my interests and passion , aided with the education I received.

What are you doing now? Brian Hodgson

Enjoying my life, travelling and helping others to improve their speaking skills or raising money for charities with auctions.

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

The location , the campus and the warmth of the Geordies

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

I had fun! Part course work and part exam. The team work helped forge long time friendships. The words of some lecturers I still quote to others.

What was the best thing about your course?

The fellow students , the varied course and assignments

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

The student union played an important part. Great place to make new friends and to recover after a packed evening.

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

Follow your passion. Network within and outside the University . Keep in contact with alumni .

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

Fun Instructive Life changing

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