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Business and Travel & Tourism with Events

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Perhaps you see yourself as a budding Accountant? A high-flying Lawyer? Or maybe a travel marketing guru?

If so, you've applied for the right course - a career in Business and Travel & Tourism with Events will promise to be a rewarding one.

Ofsted, 2019
Student behaviour is exemplary, students are ready to learn, in class early, they have a positive attitude and excellent attendance.

Ofsted, 2019

Business, Travel & Professional Studies: Meet your lecturers

Useful information and contact details

Business (Level 3)


To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

L3 Business Summer Task

In the meantime, if you have a question for Charlotte and Nicola. You can get in touch by emailing or

Business (Level 2)

Keep checking back here for updates! As September gets closer, we'll be adding more information here for you.

In the meantime, if you have a question for Daniel about the course? You can get in touch by emailing

L2 Business Summer Task

Travel & Tourism with Events (Level 2 & Level 3)

Keep checking back here for updates! As September gets closer, we'll be adding more information here for you.

In the meantime, if you have a question Kerry about the course? You can get in touch by emailing


Vicki Disley

Vicki Disley

Curriculum Manager: Business, Computing, Travel & Accounting


I’m Vicki Disley and I lead the Business and Professional Studies department, which includes courses from Level 2 through to university level in Accounting, Business, Computing, Travel & Tourism.

I have had the absolute pleasure to teach and develop course programmes across most levels including A Level, vocational courses and on degree programmes in a number of Further Education colleges and at a land-based college.

I initially studied for a BSc in Economics, before studying for a PGCE to be able to teach. I have also had the opportunity to complete an MBA and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I really enjoy working here at Newcastle College and I am really lucky to work with a professional and dedicated staff team that will inspire and motivate you to achieve success, giving you the skills and knowledge needed for higher education or for entering the workplace.

Enjoy your time at Newcastle College!

Charlotte Thompson

Charlotte Thompson

Curriculum Leader: Level 3 Business (Year 1)


I’m Charlotte Thompson and I’m the Curriculum Leader for Level 3 Business (Year 1).

I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and industry experience with students, helping you to develop your all-round business skills and knowledge.

Before working at the College, I worked for Cadbury in their marketing department, which was a brilliant experience, and one that I love talking about.

One of the best parts of my job is setting exciting challenges for students, which is the perfect way for you to get a full understanding of a topic whilst getting invaluable, practical experience. You will get to experience a variety of projects whilst studying on this course and I enjoy working with employers to set live briefs for students to work on, which I think is a really great way to get a real insight into the world of business. You could even work with an advertising agency to create a campaign or impress local employers at a recruitment expo. There is just so much going on!

I look forward to meeting you really soon!

Dan Turner

Dan Turner

Lecturer: Vocational Business

Beth Bell

Beth Bell

Lecturer in Travel and Tourism


I’m Beth Bell and I'm a Lecturer in Travel and Tourism.

My enthusiasm for travel sent me on a journey to Sheffield Hallam University to complete a First Class Honours Degree in Tourism Management. This allowed me to grow my interest in sustainable tourism approaches, and consider how as a keen traveller I could reduce the negative impacts of my trips, and I am fortunate in my current role to be able to educate tourism staff of the future in this field.

Since university, I have been lucky enough to enjoy roles in both the hospitality and events industries, where customer focus was always very important. As a college lecturer I enjoy being able to enhance and shape the communication and customer service skills of students through practical role-play assessment.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Kerry Zdrodowski

Kerry Zdrodowski

Curriculum Leader for Travel & Tourism with Events

Hi I’m Kerry Zdrodowski and I am the Curriculum Leader for Travel & Tourism with Events.

I have always had a passion for travel and exploring new places, and I enjoy learning about different cultures around the world. I have worked in the tourism industry for over 25 years and continue to do so part time, managing my own travel agency business.

I hold a degree in Education, and I enjoy bringing my industry experience and knowledge to the classroom. My role as a personal tutor enables me to support students to develop both academically and emotionally and love nothing more than seeing young people succeed and reach for their dreams.

Matt Tonkinson

Matt Tonkinson

Lecturer: Computing


I’m Matt Tonkinson and I’m a Lecturer in Computing.

I am a passionate Games Design enthusiast with a background in games programming and digital content production. I previously worked in the games industry for many years and across the course I’ll be teaching you all about different types of digital media and how to best apply yourself to this digital world that we live in.

My years at NSCG have been used to develop new and interesting modules across 5 different courses, ensuring that our content is always up to date and offers you the best chance to succeed and excel.

In my spare time I run a retro gaming Youtube channel and repair old games consoles in order to keep our gaming history alive!

See you soon!

Danielle Emery

Danielle Emery

Administrator: Business


I’m Danielle Emery and I’m the Administrator for Business studies at Newcastle campus.

I am fairly new to the team having worked for the college for nearly 12 months.

Before working at NSCG, I worked in the Banking and Finance sector, and I have also been an Administrator and Receptionist within the fitness sector.

I initially chose to study for a Level 4 qualification in Nursing at Keele University back in 2016. However, I decided this wasn't the vocation for me and I absolutely love my role at Newcastle College.

Jackie Mapperson

Jackie Mapperson

Faculty Administrator: Professional Studies


I'm Jackie Mapperson, and I'm the Faculty Administrator for Professional Studies.

I have worked at Newcastle College for over 20 years in a number of areas.

Before NSCG, I worked in industry for Churchill China, Next (Logistics), Ford Truck & Tractor Head Office and Lloyds of London in a variety of roles.

Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren.

Meet some of our current students

Watch some our of current Business and Travel & Tourism with Events students talk about how they're finding their course and their time at NSCG...


Take some time to get to know us really well. You will find our latest news, events and updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you are on Facebook please be sure to join our new Facebook groups ‘NSCG Newcastle College Starters 2021’ where you can virtually join a community of learners who will also be joining NSCG in September, some of whom may be on the same course as you.

College life

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Department Highlights

Leaders of Tomorrow

Our Future Leaders programme is designed to help high achieving Business students achieve their career ambitions and prepare for a place at a prestigious university or a high apprenticeship in the workplace.

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Billy Morrell

Billy started with us at NSCG on an Entry Level IT programme. Over his time with us he's progressed through his Level 2 and 3 Business qualifications, achieving D*D*D* and is now studying on our own HNC in Business.

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Georgina Matthews

During her course Travel student Georgina, successfully completed work experience as part of her study programme with Thomas Cook, balancing alongside her study programme. Achieving D*D*D* she has progressed on to Marketing and Business at Keele.

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Iuliana Sorica

Business student Iuliana Sorica was selected from hundreds of nominated students to undertake a prestigious event management work placement at the AoC Annual Conference 2019.

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Dragons' Lair Competition

Each year we invite local businesses into the College as part of our Dragons' Lair competition. The competition sees our Level 2 and Level 3 Business students pitch their businesses' competing for cash prizes to kick-start their new ventures.

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Celebrating Student Success

Each year we celebrate our students success from all areas of the College with our annual Celebration Awards.

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If you have a specific question about our Virtual Open Days, simply get in touch.

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