Business Management case study

Kevin Vivas - FdA Business Management

Why did you choose to study at Newcastle College?

The college was recommended to me by a friend and I found out it was one of the best colleges in the country. I started with a national diploma in business and progressed onto the Foundation Degree because of the projects that you work on throughout the degree.

I’d moved from London having travelled all my life and Newcastle feels the most like home to me. The people are so friendly and there are so many opportunities in the city.

What have you learnt from your time at Newcastle College?

I have met friends that have a similar mind set and goals as me, as well as people who I could potentially work with in the future. The college has helped me build my confidence and knowledge and literally changed my life because they believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself.

What aspects of your course do you enjoy most?

I really enjoyed the business enterprise project I worked on, particularly taking ideas and seeing them become a reality. This gave me the opportunity to experience project management first hand and was really valuable in helping me understand the workings of a real business.

From my time at the college I now have the confidence to know I can start to pursue my career before I fully complete my course. After graduating I plan on starting my own business in some capacity.