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Grant Ridley

BSc (Hons) Psychology

My Google Experience…TRAILER!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

So, I’ve recently returned from Google’s HQ in Dublin, taking part in a programme called AdCamp.

The experience was INCREDIBLE!

I can’t wait to tell you all about in a blog COMING SOON!

In the meantime, why not check out my trailer below…


Let the fun begin!

Monday, September 30th, 2013


My name is Grant Ridley and I’m a 2nd year student at the University of Sunderland. I study English Education with QTS, so after my 3 years of study, I’ll be a fully qualified English Teacher!

I’m super excited to take part in Lives Online this year and share with you some of the many things I get up to both at Uni and outside of Uni. I have a passion for teaching and I also have a passion for business. In 2011 I set up my own business and managed to go on to win National & Manchester Entrepreneur of the Year at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy; I was also chosen from over 1 million applicants to be named BTEC Student of the Year. I constantly strive to achieve, with my latest vision being to get a 1st class honours degree at the end of my studies.

I’m not all work though! I’m all for working hard and playing harder. I’m often going out with friends and getting up to something exciting. I enjoy my music and go to lots of gigs in the region. Being an avid football fan means I watch a lot of sport too, whether its my beloved Newcastle United or any other North East team, I always like to see the North East being competitive.

The next year is going to be immense, so keep visiting my blog. Feel free to ask questions, especially if you’re thinking about potentially studying at the University of Sunderland.

Below is my audition video for this Lives Online role, check it out!

  • Name: Grant Ridley
  • Age: 21
  • Studying: English Education 11-18 years with QTS BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Hebburn, South Tyneside
  • Ambitions: I plan to teach and travel for a few years after Uni before going into business and running my own enterprise. Who knows what opportunities await!

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