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Emily Champion

Business with Marketing Management

Where are you from?

The Cotswolds

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

I chose this University because it provided the most flexible and vocational courses.

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

I absolutely love it - everyone is so refreshingly friendly. I enjoy how there are always new people to meet.

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

The friendliness of the people here - a lot different to down South.

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

Yes, very welcoming and very easy to fit in. A very smooth transition for me fortunately!

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

The chance to broaden my options for the future and meet new people, as well as gaining a better understanding of business and in particular, marketing.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

The helpfulness of everyone around me. No question is ever silly.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

The students in the years above who work so hard yet have the best and most fun time equally.

What is your favourite place on campus?

The business school which is fortunate as that is where I am based - it has a very laid back atmosphere.

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

No, I haven't. I tend to go on daily runs down the Quayside which I prefer personally to joining a sports team as I am not very sporty. Highlights have been making new friends and discovering Newcastle a bit better.

What is the best thing about your course?

The versatility of what we get to do - assignments for example can still work around your personal interests.

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

Never judge a book by it's cover. This works for both people and places. I'd like to think I've become a more open-minded and rounded person.

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?

I'd love to work for myself and run my own business!

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

I've worked for a graphic design business and also an advertising firm as a creative director - I played a part in the creation of Landrover's new product range portfolio. I have further work experience this summer working for Landrover/Jaguar itself in their marketing department which I am looking forward to!

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

No, I haven't yet had that opportunity but may go abroad in my placement year.

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

Don't think about the end result. Just follow your true passions and interests and you'll get the most out of it.

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

I have become a more rounded person and work better in a team now.

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

Interesting, Fun, Refreshing!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?



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