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Amy Raisbeck

Career Path: Marketing & PR Assistant, Terry de Havilland
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

What are you doing now?

I am currently a Marketing & PR Assistant at Terry de Havilland. This is a luxury brand specialising in designer shoes, which have been worn by some of the world's most iconic women, including Bianca Jagger, Kate Moss, and Cara Delevingne.

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

Northumbria was one of the best universities for fashion in the country, and it was so close to home! The fashion course I studied also offered a marketing element, which meant I got to explore two areas I was very interested in.

How connected was your course with industry?

As part of my studies I had a year-long placement which was great as it gave me a lot of real world experience. Over the duration of the course we also had a range of guest lectures given by professionals from the fashion and design industry. In addition to this, we were given the opportunity to take part in live design and marketing projects with fashion brands such as Lacoste, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Speedo.

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

I loved having plenty of freedom to do what I wanted with the projects I was working on. This meant everyone's coursework was unique, and we could be as creative as we liked. I also enjoyed visiting the cities of New York and Paris, as this helped to give me an idea of what the industry is actually like.

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

Before choosing your university and course, think carefully about what you would like to get out of your studies, and make sure you speak to recent graduates. I would also recommend getting involved with all of the open days, events, and activities that are open to prospective students.

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

Productive, Inspiring and challenging.

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