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Charlie Gamble

Graduated 2019

Football studies graduate, Charlie Gamble

What made you choose to study at Solent?

The football studies course was a major draw for me. The fact I already live in Southampton made it an even easier choice to study at Solent!

What was the best part about your course?

Getting to study the subject I love every single day made it a pleasure rather than a chore.

What's your favourite memory from your time at university?

Working with some great people that I now call good friends to complete group assignments and achieve top marks with them.

What do you do now and what do you find most enjoyable about your work?

I coach for a private company along with my own grassroots team. I also scout for AFC Bournemouth and I have studied MA Youth Sport and Physical Education at Solent. I love that I can apply all that I have learnt so far at Solent into my everyday routine.

What has been your biggest achievement in your work so far?

Being constantly taken out of my comfort zone to achieve more and more in everything I do. I can see I am far more capable than I even thought I was.

What are the three most important skills you learnt at Solent that helped you succeed in your career?

  • Maximum effort is the minimum requirement.
  • Education is the most powerful tool an individual can possess.
  • Never be satisfied. Always strive to do more!

How did you change as a person during your time at Solent?

I believe I matured from a boy to a man as I was so driven to achieve my very best. This is because I was so fixated with being the best at what I do.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of studying at Solent?

Embrace it by taking every opportunity available to you. The University has a number of first-class facilities so make sure you utilise them all to perform at your very best!