September 19th, 2014 | Uncategorized
Today was my official registration and orientation for my MSc Marketing at University of Ulster. I’ve been informed the university is rebranding, and in October will go by Ulster University (interesting from a marketing standpoint). I’m starting to get use to having tea…always. The session couldn’t start until the tea and biscuits got delivered and I was not complaining. A hot cup of tea is becoming a regular in my daily routine. It was awesome to finally put some faces to the names behind emails and to meet my fellow classmates. I was happily surprised by my course size, they estimate there will only be 15 people per class which is conducive for a masters program and what I am use to coming from liberal arts at Gettysburg College. My timetable is going to be busy, but I’m exciting for the classes to start. We received out student ID card as well as registering online to get our email addresses and access to all of the library resources. Our Course Director, Damian, was wonderful and gave us a taste of what to expect in the coming weeks. The biggest surprise of the day was when I got talking to Damian about Sport Changes Life and what we’re all about, and he was thrilled. He is starting a sport marketing course for the undergrad level and invited me to come in next week and talk about the non-profit side of sports and how sports can make social change not just the crazy money maker professional sports (particularly in America) are all about. I was taken off guard but of course happily surprised that he was so interested in our mission and eager for me to spread it to his class. I look forward to hopefully getting a PowerPoint together so I can present to Damian class and help spread the word of how sport can change lives.