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George Christian

Finance and Investment Management

Where are you from?

Hull

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

Because they had just invested a substantial amount of money into the business school and the city seemed really fun! 

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

It's a really nice area - my favourite thing is the culture and nightlife.

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

The friendliness of the people!

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

Yes, it was very welcoming!

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

The atmosphere on sunny days!

What is your favourite place on campus?

The courtyard and grass area outside the SU and Library.

What is the best thing about your course?

Using the Bloomberg room.

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

How to spot trends in the financial markets.

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?

Work in Investment Management

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

Yes I am on a placement now.

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

I volunteered in Thailand using the Northumbria Travel Scholarship.

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

Explore the city and the University as much as you can on the open days.

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

I have gained more confidence and matured a great deal.

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

Fun, Exciting, Riveting!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Yes!


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