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Cole Robinson

Career Path: Director & Head Videographer, Filmit UK
Location: Newcastle, UK

Prior to graduating I started to develop my passion for Videography into a business by working on a freelance basis. Within the year following graduation I built up my reputation and clientele by working with businesses such as National Rail, Derwent Valley/Lintz Hall Farm, Northumbria University & Outlook Festival. Due to the success I was having I started planning the launch of my own video production company, Filmit UK, and finally launched in October 2019.

What are you doing now?Cole Robinson

The plan is to scale Filmit UK, I am currently taking on a photographer & an editor so that I can start to build the team.

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

Firstly, I am passionate about the North East, secondly, the EBM course allowed me to explore my entrepreneurial interests whilst getting a great degree at the same time.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

I loved my three 3 years at Northumbria. The course was so unique and practical that I really can't imagine enjoying my time anymore anywhere else. My courses ethos centred around 'doing' rather than talking about doing, so it was perfect for me.

What was the best thing about your course?

Its flexibility. It allowed me to develop what I wanted to do long-term very naturally. I'd also say how tight-knit and close the course feels - because it is niche and a small cohort, it feels like a little family.

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

It encouraged entrepreneurial activity - via my course and the student & the Graduate Enterprise Team. I always knew I was going to run my own business, but Northumbria definitely helped me pursue that.

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

To make sure I stopped making excuses for not giving something a go and just got for it.

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

The social side of it, I have made friends for life via Northumbria.

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

Find your passion, which is easier said than done, but just find what makes you tick. The reason I do 12 hour days is because I am chasing results of something I love, it doesn't feel like work, it feels like progression.

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

Development, open-mindedness and inspiring.

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