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Eleni Seimenaki

Career Path: Photographer, Freelance
Location: Athens, Greece

Eleni SeimenakiI enjoy working on my own and I love all of my three jobs as they are something I always wanted to do. A Photographer because I love to capture the moment, an English teacher because I want to make kids love English, and Educational Consultant so I can move people to study abroad - like I did.

What are you doing now?

I am happy with my life working with people and being an example to some of them.

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

The beautiful people, the good environment, the choices that the University gives you and the friendly staff.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

There were lectures and seminars that were really helpful, some team projects that taught us how to work in teams and how to cooperate with other people.

How connected was your course with industry?

We had many interesting people come and talk to us about this path, projects that depicted the real-life work, as well as placements throughout the course.

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

It really helped me decide what I want and where I want to go.

What was the best thing about your course?

The staff, the course itself, and the friendly environment.

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

Studying there gave me confidence in life, it taught me that everything is possible if you really want it.

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

Thoughtfulness, confidence, how to work with other people, how to use cameras , and that mistakes are fixable.

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

Everything, from the life there and the different culture (as I am from Greece), to the lectures and university life.

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

That he/she must do it. It’s a really nice university and deserves everything, it teaches you what you want to know and teaches you about life.

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

Best life lesson

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