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Mr Peter Middlebrook

Peter J Middlebrook (1)What are you doing now?

CEO of Geopolicity Inc, a company based out of the Middle East providing political and economic consulting support to the Gulf States, US Government, EU, World Bank, IMF, ADB and OECD. I also own a law firm based out of Central Asia and have a stake in a mining company operating out of Afghanistan.

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

The North East always had a place in my heart. A place of passion, excellence, academic honesty and commitment to progress, and a stunning coastline and environment.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Perfect balance between academic and experiential learning, brilliant lecturers, great facilities and personalized relations with a number of professors that made my education feel bespoke.

What impressed you most about our academic staff?

Committed, with integrity, brilliance and a wicked sense of humour!

How connected was your course with industry?

We had many guest lecturers, and week long field trips, interfacing with local Governments and environmental authorities.

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

Well, I came to Northumbria as a highly motivated mature student, and I found everything I needed to excel in my subject area, and in fact started working as a staff member of the European Union within a year of graduating, thanks to the support provided by Professor Phil O'Keefe.

What was the best thing about your course?

Professor Phil O'Keefe and Dr. Michael Jeffries - both stunning people and great mentors.

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

Diagnostic and analytical skills and the political economy, as well as the capacity to articulate complex policy and strategy related ideas.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words before coming to Northumbria?

Mature. Hungry. Passionate.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words after completing your first year at Northumbria?

Humbled. Aware. Progressing.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words after you graduated at Northumbria?

Skilled. Capable. Ready.

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

Perfect work - life balance, wonderful community and opportunities.

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

Its a great University in a great City. If you are uncertain about Northumbria as a location just remember that the education is exceptional, the cost of living is lower and I have yet to meet anybody who regretted their time there.

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