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Roxanne King-Clark

Career Path: Management Representative, Byron Marine Ltd.
Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands

I have never known where my career would take me, being from a country with a population of 3,000 it has always been important to study a subject that would give me a number of different work options. Business has always been perfect for this and has always been an area of great interest to me.

What are you doing now?Roxanne King-Clark

I am currently a Management Representative for a maritime, construction, tourism and oil and gas support company, Byron Marine Ltd. I am also Founder of Heart of the Falklands which is a small start-up creating handmade jewellery, art and ornaments.

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

Location was a major factor - Newcastle is a fantastic city, the cost of living is lower than other parts of the country and I have family in the area. The University has top-class facilities and very high standards so it's reputation was also a big draw for me. My partner (now husband) was also studying there and so I had a good idea of what it was like.

What impressed you most about our academic staff?

Their knowledge, experience and ability to engage with students.

What was the best thing about your course?

The high standard of teaching and the excellent facilities.

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

Without my degree I would not be in my current Management Representative role. Although my degree is not directly related to this role it was essential to me getting the job and I have since been put through my paces by my employer. As part of my current role I have undertaken a series of training courses, my time at Northumbria certainly helped me to successfully pass all the courses.

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

The main skills that I use in my current job are my report writing, research quality and business management skills.

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

I enjoyed expanding my knowledge and enhancing my skills. Also the sports facilities as, although I did not play a sport at University, I certainly became a lot fitter during my degree. The experience as a whole was enjoyable having always dreamed of attending university it was exciting to be there and fulfill that ambition.

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

Make the most of your time there, there's much more to University than going out and drinking. Use the time to mature and grow as a person so don't be a sheep and instead learn to be your own person.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in 3 words?

Inspiring, memorable and life-changing.

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