Robert Coll

I started at Newcastle University in September 2015 and I am currently half way through a three year degree. During my time at university I have been active in the tennis society and I help run non-league football.

I continued to work at Barnard Castle mini golf throughout university and was nominated for a Teesdale Pride Award for my work there during the past four years; I finished runner up.

I will hopefully be starting a new job working for the Labour Party in Newcastle in March 2017. 

What are your future plans and ambitions?

I hope to become a teacher, but I will see where life takes me. As long as I am happy doing what I do, I will have any job.

What has been the highlight of your life so far after leaving school?

Being nominated for a Teesdale Pride Award for my work at the Barnard Castle mini golf or helping to establish and run the non-league football society at Newcastle University. We have over 70 paid members and we attract between 20-30 people per event.

What is your favourite Teesdale memory?

Academically - getting 99/100 on my A2 English exam.

Personally - my last drama lesson in Year 11 when we all dressed up and took photos. It was a fun time with some great people and the photos produced were amazing!

Also, spending a week living with a German family in March 2014 was an experience I will never forget.

Advice to my younger self...

To get organised and believe in my own ability more and to stop thinking I was inferior to everybody else.

You can invite one person to a dinner party - who do you invite and why?

Neil Armstrong. I would give anything to go to the moon, but I doubt that will happen. But, hearing what it was like from the first person to be on the moon, would be good enough for me.

Neil Armstrong.