Summer 2021

Meet the Recruiter – Thomas Day, International Recruitment Manager – N.A,

Hi! My name is Thomas Day and I am the International Recruitment Manager for North America at Newcastle University. I am a graduate of the University, have worked here for nearly 5 years and am incredibly passionate about the institution I work for and the city that I have chosen to call home. I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world with my role and meet thousands of different teachers, students and parents and really enjoy explaining to them the benefits of studying overseas.

I’m most passionate about …

Travel! I am a linguist (I speak English, French, Mandarin Chinese and some German and tiny bit of Spanish and Portuguese) and so travelling is a great way for me to use my languages, meet new people and learn about the world around me. I can’t wait for travel to restart (safely) after covid – my passport is collecting dust!

When I’m not on the road …

I love skiing, but again that has not been possible recently – we’ve had a good amount of snow this winter, but ski slopes in the UK are nothing like those in Canada!

I knew this was the career for me when …

I was working in International Trade and had a colleague who had done a similar role for another university. My interest grew from there and then after making lots of applications was successful in getting a job elsewhere before eventually moving to work for Newcastle. My language skills definitely came in handy, but my general international experience was also really important.

The upside, and the downside …

I love the travel and meeting new people. I hate the jetlag and all the paperwork needed when claiming expenses!

Since Covid has restricted us and our personal interaction, I have a renewed appreciate for …

Meeting people face-to-face. Zoom has been great, but there’s nothing like grabbing a coffee and talking to someone in person.

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