Michelle Briege

Course: BA (Hons) top-up Management

Previous school: Nuernberger Fremdsprachenschule

Michelle said she had always been interested in living and studying in England. She knew she wanted to study at New College Durham after an introductory talk at her school in Nürnberg, Germany.

She said:

“I wanted to improve my English so the possibility of studying in England was very exciting! I knew the English education system was different to the one in Germany but the structure appealed to me.

“I really enjoyed my experience at New College Durham as an international student – both academic and cultural. I was honoured to be chosen for student of the year!

“I was very impressed with how supportive the tutors were and I enjoyed the small classes. The help I received from the learning coach was fantastic. I’m not sure if I could have done it without her!

“I have started applying for jobs. The academic skills I learned throughout the programme will definitely help me in my future job role.”

Michelle is now Managing Director of a transportation company that works in cooperation with banks and labs. She is looking to move into the Higher Education sector or international business segment.