Tom Parry

Tom Parry

Learning coach

Tom has been a learning coach for the Urban Leisure & Tourism Lab Amsterdam for two years now. With his creative approach full of humour, he manages to seduce the students to think out-of-the-box. Tom also works as a lecturer at our international Business Innovation course at Inholland University of Applied Sciences.

Tom is a 40-something person from bustling Nottingham and has been with our college for 18 years! In his spare time he is a football fanatic, fond of four-legged friends, a big fan of the brave Tintin and loves ‘hygge’ in Scandinavia. If you don’t find him among the Fjords or on the football field, you might find Tom behind the turntables, because he was once a professional DJ! These days he shares his tunes with the world via Spotify, because you’re never too old to rock, right?

“I would like to share my positive energy and creative ideas to help the community grow and develop. I believe we can learn a lot from each other and work together to strengthen our community.”

4 questions to Tom

Which focal points do you consider important for Amsterdam as a tourist and leisure city?
It is important to me that Amsterdam is known for its diversity and creativity, with a focus on sustainability and innovation in the tourism industry.

What is your favorite place in Amsterdam Noord and why?
My favorite place in Amsterdam Noord is the NDSM wharf. I like the industrial vibe and the fact that it’s always buzzing with creativity. There is always something new to discover and learn.

Which Northerner would you like to have a coffee with?
I would like to have a coffee with a local artist or designer, to learn more about their creative process and how they combine their work with life in Amsterdam Noord.

What tip do you have for the ULT Lab to improve cooperation between education, research and the professional field?
My tip would be to provide more room for collaboration and exchange between students, teachers and professionals from the field. Through workshops, events and networking opportunities we can inspire each other and gain new knowledge and skills.

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