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Angelica Avolio

BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition*/MSc Food Science and Biotechnology

I’ve gained knowledge and developed skills in different areas of the food sector such as new product development, nutrition, labelling, legislation, regulations, and food chemistry.

Angelica Avolio

Why university and why Teesside?

I went to university to gain the knowledge and qualifications required to work in the food industry, and the course was relevant.

What do you like most about your course?

My undergraduate course enabled me to learn about different aspects of the food sector and linked subjects, such as immunology, nutrition, public health, food chemistry and food law. My favourite modules were clinical nutrition, food chemistry, and human metabolism.

What do you think about the campus?

The campus has changed a lot, it was already great, but the investment in developing new services and spaces is worth it. The library is one of my favourite places, there are spaces where you can concentrate, but also relax.
The services such as counselling and student finance, were very helpful.

Are you a member of any clubs or societies, or a student ambassador?

I work as a student ambassador, which involves talking to people and helping staff during events on and off campus. It’s also a great opportunity to socialise and get to know other students.

I’m also a volunteer in the research department of James Cook University Hospital. I am a member of the pole fitness club, it’s a chilled, yet energetic club.

What skills have you gained at Teesside that you feel will help you in your chosen career?

I’ve gained knowledge and developed skills in different areas of the food sector such as new product development, nutrition, labelling, legislation, regulations, and food chemistry. This has led to me launching a start-up company for food and sports supplements. I believe I still have a lot to learn, but my course provided me with very strong basis.

I would love to progress further with my company, or in the NPD or R&D department of a big food company.

Would you recommend Teesside University and your course?

I would 100% recommend Teesside University - I already have. It is a supportive environment, with so many projects and events happening, where you can network and further develop your skills. The lecturers are always very helpful and go the extra mile to ensure students get all the material they require to work on assignments and study for exams. The advice I would give to someone thinking of coming to Teesside, is to come here, it’s one of the greatest things I ever did.

*Now BSc (Hons) Nutrition