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Peter McKenzie-Midlane

Being a very active consultant, I needed the ability to study while still in full-time employment and indeed working in various countries. I chose distance learning and was able to log in from all my remote locations, allowing me to progress without delay.

What are you doing now?Peter McKenzie-Midlane

Director - Principal Project Consultant at Scitus Management Ltd. 

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

Good course content, excellent academic credentials, and that it was fairly near to Whitby.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Interesting lectures and good support from the tutors.

What impressed you most about our academic staff?

Their depth of knowledge and ability to discuss wider issues.

How connected was your course with industry?

I am in engineering and construction rather than built environment but I believe from speaking with my fellow classmates that the course was well connected to industry.

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

I wanted to gain a better understanding of strategic and corporate planning and this course definitely gave me that. It was instrumental in helping me gain a consultancy role with Shell in Norway.

What was the best thing about your course?

Being able to expand my knowledge.

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

Communication and planning skills.

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

Create a strategic study plan as soon as possible with the help and guidance of your tutor.

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

Enjoyable, empowering and expanding.

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