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Natalie BurlisonNatalie Burlison

Events Manager


I'm Natalie the Events Manager here at Northumbria Uni & im responsible for the incredible programme that is Be Part of It.  I'm biased as i created the programme, but it really is the most fantastic way to get the most out of your time here at Northumbria.

BPOI gives you the opportunity to try loads of really fun activities at a heavily discounted price. We provide everything and I mean everything. Left your horse at home and joining us for horse riding lessons? Don't worry we provide the horse and your helmet!

Its so hard to pick my fav BPOI event as we have so much choice. Im a massive foodie so you will always see me at pizza, pasta and chocolate making. Hot Pod Yoga is my ultimate recommendation if you are looking for a destress and a good stretch out after a busy week at Uni.


Amber Riddle Amber Riddle

Student Activities Administrator  

Hey, I’m Amber!

I love trying new things (especially food!) and meeting new people - that’s why I love events so much!

I have previously worked in a sixth form college and know how important it is for students to feel part of a community while studying. That’s why I love encouraging students to #bepartofit.

I moved to France when I was in school and I know how daunting it may seem to settle in a new town/country so if anyone is needing any tips, my first would be to come along to an event that interests you! We have so many to choose from!

In the meantime, I look forward to planning & attending lots of fun events with you all, please say hi!



Molly VillersMolly Villers

Activities Assistant

Hey, my name is molly, and I am a third-year graphic design student at Northumbria university. Ever since I started the job as events assistant, I’ve meet so many lovely people who I probably wouldn’t have had the chance to meet, and it’s been so nice seeing some regular faces coming back to the events. My favourite event is definitely hot pod yoga which is a great way to relax after a stressful day at uni.


Laura Gamble

Laura GambleActivities Assistant

My name is Laura, and I am a fourth year MLaw student at Northumbria and an Activities Assistant with the Be Part Of It team here at Northumbria.  

In my spare time I love walking and doing activities with my dogs Olive, Bruce, and Cleo as well as attending boogie bounce an exercise class on mini trampolines! 

My favourite part of the programme is how flexible it is around students’ timetables getting people to take part in cheap fun activities they may not even know were there in the first place. It’s a great way to explore the city whether you're a local or new to the area meet new people and take a few hours to have some fun. My favourite events to date with Be Part Of It are Lush Bath bomb making, Charlotte Tilbury Makeup session and seeing the live production of The Lion King.  There are tons of other amazing things to do from Go Karting to day trips in surrounding areas so check it out and I hope to see you on future events!


Kaitlyn Auton Kaitlyn Auton

Activities Assistant

Hi, I'm Kaitlyn and I'm on the Be Part of It Team! I love Be Part of It because it is a great opportunity for students to have fun, make friends and take part in unforgettable experiences. We give people the opportunity to participate in a huge range of things in the local area and further, with an amazing group of like-minded students. My favourite event is pizza making! At Uni, I study Business and Marketing and in my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends travelling and relaxing at the local beaches and parks.


Chiara IngravalloChiara Ingravallo

Activities Assistant

Hello everyone! My name is Chiara, I'm currently studying Film and TV Production on my 3rd year and I'm originally from Venezuela. I love everything related to arts, but the ones I am involved the most are film, acting and singing! Since I first learned about Be Part of It, I have never stopped going to their events. My personal favourites were going to a day trip to York, and the floristry workshop :)

I would say the best thing of BPOI is that I have got to try new things (that I wouldn't have done otherwise) and I have met amazing people. It's a game changer for uni experience! 

I hope to see you in the next one :)


Taylor Drummond EdwardsTaylor Drummond Edwards

Activities Assistant

My name is Taylor. I am an Activity Assistant with the Be Part of It Team at Northumbria University! 

I am a current MLaw student. I have a strong passion for basketball and all things sports related. I also enjoy watching loads of movies and seeing how they are made. My favourite event with Be Part of It is pizza making and I would love to take part in a city trip. Come and get involved in some of the amazing activities we have to offer at such great prices, make some great new memories and hopefully make some amazing new friends!

My favourite thing about working with the Be Part of It Team is that it brings all students from various courses together and provides a great opportunity to make new friends and have fun. It also gives me the opportunity to work with an amazing group of people who are great at what they do.

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