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Lindelani Matshidze

Career Path: Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

I had an interest in the construction industry from an early age, so a Masters degree in quantity surveying was the correct choice to make. 

What are you doing now?Lindelani Matshidze

Teaching and leading. 

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

Great modern university in a good city. Quality teaching, advanced and cutting-edge research. 

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Wonderful teaching and supportive lecturer. Constructive and helpful feedback

How connected was your course with industry?

The course was very relevant to both industry and profession. 

If you took on a placement during your course how did you feel this helped you in your career/ with your studies?

I did work during my studies and the lectures were relevant and helpful.

What was the best thing about your course?

The technology, industry and profession focused aspects of the course. 

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

My degree was the best decision of my life. It provided me with opportunities. 

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

Construction economics, advanced quantity surveying and construction project management. 

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

Wonderful people, knowledgeable and helpful staff and a great city.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

Northumbria University is a place to be, great city, good facilities. 

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Empowering, nurturing and transformative.

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