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Andrew Malcolm

B&L_Andrew -Malcolm _Student _MSc -International -Human -Resource -ManagementWhy did you decide to take on postgraduate study?

The course I study is accredited by the CIPD. They are the chartered professional body for HR professionals within the UK. In order to set an ideal foundation for a career within HR, I chose this course so that I can get a foundation in key HR areas. The next steps will be to become an associate CIPD member after graduation.

Why did you decide on Newcastle Business School?

After studying Business Management at NBS as an undergraduate I found the university to be very professional, supportive and the quality of teaching to be at a high level. In addition the city of Newcastle is a great backdrop to the university and has everything I need for student life.

How would you describe the city of Newcastle as a place to live and study?

Newcastle is a friendly and diverse student city. The variety of activities and events on offer is fantastic and great for my time outside of university. Whether that is visiting local cities, art galleries, the coast or shopping at the Metro Centre, there’s always something to do.

What is your favourite thing about your course?

My favourite aspect is the quality and diversity of teaching on the course. The variety of modules studied and the confident delivery of interesting lecture materials, inspires confidence in my knowledge base of HR.

How has your relationship with the tutors/academics been during your time at Newcastle Business School?

I am quite lucky on my course as we are taught in small groups. The benefit of this is that classes are very interactive and the tutors all know us by name.

Have you used any of the University’s central services during your time here?

I regularly use the career service for employer presentations and to keep up to date with graduate jobs available. These are really useful as they help to focus my career search.

What advice would you give to someone thinking about postgraduate study?

I think postgraduate study is an excellent way to progress your career and knowledge in a specialist area. This is very important for something like HR, in which being a professional CIPD member requires a postgraduate level award.

What advice would you give to someone thinking about studying at Northumbria University?

I would certainly recommend Northumbria University for the excellent academics and facilities, and the location of Newcastle upon Tyne. My advice would be to attend one of the open days to meet the staff and find out more about the university and spend some time sightseeing in Newcastle to experience the excellent local culture.

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