Course studied: BA (Hons) Communication Studies
We now offer: Journalism - BA (Hons)
The University helped me to learn inside and outside of the lecture theatre and I took every opportunity to try something new.
More about Matt
Receiving NTU's Alumnus of the Year Award in 2012, Matt has been an outstanding ambassador for the University since graduating in 2002. He was President of the NTU Students’ Union, and later joined NTU as Student Communications Officer, then Press Officer. He gave up his job on his 30th birthday to undertake an ambitious task of walking over 1,500 miles from John O'Groats to Land’s End via 16 cancer research centres to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
During his Where's Wallace? journey, he walked around 16 miles a day for six months, visiting all of Cancer Research UK's dedicated research centres along the way, filming a series of short videos about the work undertaken at each one. After completing his journey, Matt was invited to take part in lighting a beacon at Scafell Pike for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. He also received the Cancer Research Flame of Hope Award for Innovation. So far he has raised £25,000 for Cancer Research UK.
"Graduates take away much more than an academic qualification when they leave NTU. The University helped me to learn inside and outside of the lecture theatre and I took every opportunity to try something new. I'm very lucky to have witnessed tens of thousands more students graduate, each one as proud as me to be an alumnus."