An evening with Northumbria University swimming legend Takayuki Suzuki

1-2 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0825
British Council
10 March 2020 - 19:00
10 March 2020 - 20:30

Takayuki Suzuki (鈴木孝幸)

Meet Northumbria University swimmer and five times Paralympic medallist Takayuki Suzuki and find out more what is like studying for a degree in Sport Management at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

Northumbria has been delivering programmes in sport and exercise for 40 years and is one of the top 10 sport universities in the UK.  The event also provides the opportunity to meet and chat with Northumbria University staff, and to learn about the range of programmes on offer at Northumbria and the career pathways for students that relate to these study options.  


19.00-19.10     Welcome and introductions

19.10-19.30     Overview of Northumbria’s Sport Programmes

19.30-20.00     Taka’s experience of studying in the UK 

20.00-20.30    Q&A with Taka / Northumbria staff


Takayuki Suzuki (鈴木孝幸)

Takayuki Suzuki moved to Newcastle in the UK in 2013 and is currently studying MSc International Sport Management at Northumbria University. Taka first came to Northumbria to study the International Foundation Programme, and then continued to study an undergraduate degree and postgraduate degree in Sport Management at Northumbria.

Taka has recently set a new world record in the S4 100m Freestyle Short Course and has been recognised for his ongoing achievements being shortlisted for the North East Disability Sport personality of the year, coming second to NE Paralympian and Northumbria Alumnus Stephen Miller, and being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Northumbria University Sports Ball Awards in 2019.

Off the field of play he served as an ambassador for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic invitation committee and submitted an invitation file to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) in 2013.

Katy Storie

Katy Storie is the Head of Sport at Northumbria University, an ex England Rugby Union International player with over 17 years experience working with National Governing Bodies for Sport, University sport at participation and high performance level. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), the organisation responsible for HE competitive sport within the UK and is the first female Chair of the National Sport Advisory Group for student rugby.

Programme Detail


British Council 
Address: 1-2 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0825

  • 6 minutes walk from JR Sobu Line Iidabashi Station, West Exit
  • 4 minutes walk from Iidabashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line and Namboku Line (exit B3)
  • 10 minutes walk from Iidabashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line (exit B3)
  • 12 minutes walk from Iidabashi Station on the Toei Subways Oedo Line (exit B3)

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Disabled Access Information
We are happy to help disabled people on the day should they need assistance but we would appreciate a minimum of 48 hours’ notice wherever possible.  Please contact us if you would require any assistance. 

E-mail: Education Team, British Council in Japan