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Julie Lowes

Career Path: Research Policy Administrator, Northumbria University
Location: Newcastle, UK

Since graduating I have worked in various local colleges after completing my teacher training (FDA Education and Training). Teaching was my original goal, but there are few local opportunities teaching my chosen subjects, psychology and criminology. I still work as a supply teacher when I can, and also do private tuition in my field.

What are you doing now?Julie Lowes

I currently work in the Research and Innovation department at Northumbria University as a research policy administrator. This is a role I can really get my teeth into, and utilises my love of academia, spreadsheets and ethics.

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

Northumbria is a local University that has an excellent reputation that has grown since I studied here.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

We had a mix of lectures, workshops, seminars etc. It was a great experience from a networking perspective as well as educationally. The feedback was usually great.

What was the best thing about your course?

Everyone who I met!

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

It encouraged me to pursue further study and go on to teaching, and I am considering taking my MA here also.

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

 Just do it and take every opportunity you can!

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

Fun, challenging, valuable.

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