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Thomas Aldridge

BSc (Hons) Sport Management

Where are you from?

Poynton, Stockport

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

Lots of things going on, nice people, growing University.

What do you think of Newcastle and our region and what are your favourite things to do?

Small, compact, and friendly. Yet it has everything you want and need. A fantastic Church and football environment.

What has surprised you most about living in Newcastle and this region? What has impressed you most?

The friendliness, the cold weather, and the football fanatics were the most suprising. The small and busy City is outstanding.

Did you find Northumbria University welcoming? Was it easy to fit in?

Very easy to fit in. All walks of life.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

The people, the chruch and the football.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

Lecturers and people within the University.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The Students' Union.

Have you joined any sports teams, clubs or been involved in any volunteer projects? Tells us about the highlights?

Zambia project on my Sport Management placement. Incredible experience in Livingstone - Safari, luxury living, Victoria falls.

What is the best thing about your course?

Relationship with the tutors because of the small amoutn of people on Sport Management.

What are the most valuable lessons you have learnt to date?

Be yourself.

What do you want to do in the future? What skills have you learned/improved that you think will be of most use in your future career?

Primary School Teacher. Communication, essay writing, social skills and team work.

Have you worked on any projects with businesses or been on a placement? What were your most memorable experiences?

Zambia project on my Sport Management placement. Incredible experience in Livingstone - Safari, luxury living, Victoria falls.

Have you taken up any opportunities to travel with your current course/undertake field trips? If so, please tell us about them.

Yes, went on a field trip the Lake District with students on my course and on Sport Development course. Enhanced my university experience drastically. Built friendships which helped me with my studies and social life.

If you could offer some advice to students thinking of coming to study here what would you say?

Get involved with sports, even new sports and be yourself.

How do you feel you have changed as a person since being at Northumbria University, Newcastle (e.g. confidence)?

Confidence, academic ability, time management, graduate skills.

If you had 3 words to sum up your time with us what would they be?

Live. Laugh. Love.

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?


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