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Mark Kilcran

After studying part time at Darlington College, my degree at Northumbria was a natural progression. 

What are you doing now?

I am currently responsible for the planning and coordination of construction activities on a £23m student accommodation project in the centre of Newcastle. Over the years I have worked in construction I have worked on projects valued between £20m and £250m in value.

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

I wanted to stay in the North East to study and for my occupation, Northumbria is the stand-out university in the region.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Studying part time can be very intensive, however the work experience gained alongside studying is invaluable and will benefit my career progression throughout my working life.

What impressed you most about our academic staff?

Their up to date knowledge of current industry topics such as BIM.

How connected was your course with industry?

I actually helped arrange some site visits at my workplace for other students whilst I was in my later years at the university. I have also maintained contact with some of my lecturers and assure them the door is always open for other visits.

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