BA (Hons) Leisure, Events and Cultural Management
Lecturer in Sports Management
Ulster University helped me achieve my current career success by...
challenging and focusing my academic effort, developing my network of contacts in the world of sport business.
Activities I was involved in at Ulster to enhance my employability
Experiential learning was key to helping me develop an understanding of academic theory to current industrial practices.
Coaching and volunteering were also essential to my personal and professional development.
How placement enhanced my employability
As a part-time student, employed full-time within the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service I was able to combine the academic understanding with my employment.
Top 3 most significant steps on my career path so far
- Combining a career within the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service with a career in Rugby, as an International Player.
- Being an International age grade coach; Ulster Rugby Academy High Performance Manager.
- Media Rugby Analysis has created many opportunities and challenges.
What would your advice to students be?
Embrace the challenges that you will face in a positive manner.
Exploit the opportunities that come your way at home or abroad. Don't be scared to work abroad, you can always come home!