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Lindelani Matshidze

Career Path: Council Member, South African Council of the Quantity Surveying Profession & Lecturer in Quantity Surveying, University of the Witwatersrand
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

I have always been fascinated with buildings and the construction industry, a few years ago I opted to do undergraduate study before my Masters degree at Northumbria University. I think I can make a difference in the construction industry as projects are usually delivered late and over budget. I am now also pursuing PhD study with Heriot Watt University.

What are you doing now?Lindelani Matshidze

Currently I am serving as a Council Member of the South African Council of the Quantity Surveying Profession. I am also Quantity Surveying Lecturer at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

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

The University is located in a great city.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

The feedback was very constructive, Northumbria gave me an edge.

How connected was your course with industry?

The course was very practical and relevant to my daily challenges in the industry.

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

It broadened my knowledge and opened up a career path.

What was the best thing about your course?

The course has full accreditation from RICS and CIOB, which are a mark of competence and excellence. Also the flexibility of the course.

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

It gave me cutting-edge knowledge and skills in my chosen subject area.

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

Project implementation reports and quantity surveying measurements.

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

Great facilities, friendly and helpful staff.

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

Is the best place to be.

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

Wonderful, great and the best.

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