Life in the Fast Stream

Marcus blog

Hi everyone. I’m just popping back into the blogosphere to give you all a quick update on how my life has changed since leaving Newcastle University. It’s been almost a year now since I left behind the dream: treble vodkas, the cage in Sinners, the rodeo bull in Sam Jacks and the putrid scent of regret the next morning. I graduated back in July specialising in Business Management. I did in fact promise to do the robot dance on stage at my graduation ceremony but unfortunately that plan didn’t come to fruition as I completely bottled it. Anyways… since then More >

My year of Digital Marketing at Newcastle University

rachel cara placement

My name is Rachel and I’m currently half way through my 12 month placement within the Digital Marketing team here at Newcastle University. When I was in the process of applying for placements, I never thought I’d stay in the city, but now I can’t imagine doing anything differently. As I’m sure you’ll already know, Newcastle is a great city to live in when you’re a student, but even better when you’re working and have the chance to explore it properly. As a student I was completely unaware of the amount of work that the University has to do behind More >

Royal Navy Leadership & Mentoring Forum


By Victor Reyes (MBA Student, Business School, Newcastle University) As students of the MBA programme, we have taken part in a variety of lectures which have given us an insight in to fields such as strategy, organizational behaviour, and human resources, amongst others. In this way we have discussed the relevance of the theory and practice and how they are closely related.  A couple of weeks ago, away from the academic world and in a very different learning environment, we received an invitation to take part in the Royal Navy Leadership and Mentoring Forum at North Shields aboard a Navy ship. More >


Oliver Morgan Williams #GetGlobal

  Tuesday 2nd December saw over seventy Business School students come together for the Global Experience Opportunity (GEO) #GetGlobal event.   The evening aimed to remind students that gaining global experience can significantly improve their employability, and an inspiring talk from Marc Lintern, Director of the Careers Service reminded students of the ‘happiness factor’ when it comes to finding suitable employment. The Business School were delighted to welcome back former students Rachel Knox and Oliver Morgan Williams from Santander and Accenture. Rachel and Oli both participated in a GEO summer internship with the Reserve Bank of India and came back to More >

Give it a Go!


How can you experience mud buggies, knitting classes or a Portuguese language taster without having to organise a thing? Through the Give it a Go programme at Newcastle University! Like many other universities around the country, Newcastle University has a Give it a Go (GIAG) programme. Although I have been aware of the events that they have run in the past, it was not until I was in my third year of university that I thought the time was right and the go needed to be given. I made a resolution at the start of the year that - as this is my More >

Reflecting on my placement year at Garbutt & Elliott

Sam Webb

My name is Sam Webb and I study BSc Economics. I recently completed a one year placement at Garbutt & Elliott Chartered Accountants in York.  I chose to do a placement as I really wanted some work experience in a financial area, an idea of where I would like to start a career after graduation and the chance to move back to my home city for some quality cooked food was also quite appealing.  On my first day I was introduced to the personal tax team where I would be spending the first 5 months of my placement. After being introduced to More >

Summing up our SEWA experience

EDI SEWA group photo

I cannot believe that the internship has finished, I sit here in the EDI campus just a few hours away from my flight home and I am still trying to take it all in. I have had an amazing time, I have met so many wonderful people here, from students and teachers to managers and RUDIben (self-employed women who sell RUDI products).  It has given me a completely new perspective on how businesses can work, and has shown me the true determination and power of the women involved with SEWA and RUDI. I have personally found our last week of More >

Summing up our Indian internship experience in one word- people

EDI SEWA Jumping

Addison and Bradley leave us with their lasting thoughts on their time interning in India…. After 4 weeks of background research and conducting interviews in the Varanasi cluster, we had all the information we needed for our 3-year business plan, process documentation* and promotional material. The final 2 weeks of the EDI internship were used to compile all of these documents together. Whilst long days, hectic schedules and a lot of chai were needed to produce these documents, we thoroughly enjoyed our work and were motivated by the fact that these documents could improve the three-handloom clusters under EDI. At the More >

Fruitful End to a Wonderful Israeli Summer


Chuk reaches is last few days interning for Elevator Fund in Israel… Well, I guess this is it. Eventually, reached that week where I am writing my ending to this incredible adventure. Just to remind everyone, despite the stories of the press towards the situation in Israel, my experience epitomised the exact opposite. People would be scared to have endured this situation, but to be honest, it built towards a life changing experience that I will learn and improve myself. It was simply an internship that offered valuable lessons and an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a foreign country, More >

Our penultimate week in Malayisa draws to a close…

Malaysian wedding party

Tabitha and Louise are heading into their final week interning for SOLS 24/7, and what a week it was…. This past week in Malaysia has been filled with celebration, as festivities got under way for the wedding of two of our office colleagues. The Hen Party was ‘hip-hop’ themed, which meant that we had to write a rap song to perform as a surprise for the Malaysian bride at the dinner party!  We were also lucky enough to attend the ceremony on Saturday, which gave us the opportunity to dress up in a traditional Malaysian outfit known as a Baju More >