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Thomas Houghton

Business Management

Where are you from?


Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

It's a great University, offering everything that I was looking for in a beautiful city!

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

Some of the architecture in Newcastle is sublime. You recieve a warm atmosphere walking around the city. My favourite thing to do has to be meeting up with friends and watching live music!

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

The friendly-ness of people and the opportunities available!

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

Very welcoming which allowed me to become a part of a few friendship groups within one, maybe two weeks!

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

The ability to really enjoy life knowing I'm working towards something that I want to do!

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

A number of tutors!

What is your favourite place on campus?

The SU!

What is the best thing about your course?

The opportunities it has opened up for me.

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

Always be prepared!

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 would like to enter the automotive industry, mixing a passion with what I've learnt at Northumbria!

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

Starting a placement in my 3rd year!

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

No, but looking forward to my placement year!

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

Get out and take the opportunities that are infront of you because you'll only experience the chance to take them while you're here!

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

Confident to take on tasks individually.

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

Full of opportunities.

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Without a doubt!


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