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Jennifer Millard

Career Path: Communications Assistant, Northumberland County Council
Location: UK

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

The course was so unique I couldn’t find a course like it anywhere else in the country. The industry speakers and practical experience were the real decider in why I chose the course.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

In my course it was a mix of lectures, seminars and depending on which modules you chose, team work too. All of my lectures were passionate and insightful, gave great feedback and lots of support.

How connected was your course with industry?

There was a work-based module where, using my tutor's industry connections interviewed and and got offered a placement at Tate Modern in London. I worked on their spring programme ‘Ten Days Six Nights’. I met world class artists and gained practical experience. It was an experience like no other that I wouldn’t have had if I didn’t go to Northumbria.

If you took on a placement during your course how did you feel this helped you in your career/ with your studies?

Although it didn’t directly help me get a job after my course finished the skills I learned have helped me in my course and while working so I can take on more high-level projects.

What was the best thing about your course?

The tutors, their passion, enthusiasm, industry skills and connections made my course enjoyable and beneficial.

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

My self management and management of others is a skill that is most used in my career.

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

Students from around the world with different backgrounds and experiences sharing knowledge.

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

Go to an open day and speak to the tutors, research your course inside out to make sure it’s the right fit for you.

 

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