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Graduate Success Stories
Samantha had been in nursing for over 20 years and was working within a district nursing team, where she managed individual cases and worked with people in their own homes, including patients with long term conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and heart failure.
A position became available which required further study, so Samantha applied and started her search for a suitable course that could allow her to fulfil the role. The course at Leeds Beckett appealed and matched her criteria as it focused on the skills she needed, such as advanced clinical skills and nurse prescribing.
Samantha found studying and working at the same time challenging, but agrees it was definitely worthwhile as it provided her with a formal qualification and allows her to keep her options open in the healthcare industry where situations can constantly change.
Speaking about the benefits her study has had on her career, Samantha said: "I’d been working for a number of years and was ready to develop myself further. My postgraduate qualification has given me the opportunity to progress to a more senior role. I’m now able to do so much more, such as prescribing medications directly, which has made life much easier for my patients.”
MA Human Resource Management
Aisha Pothan was keen to exploit all of the work placement opportunities on offer at Leeds Beckett and used a shadow placement module to gain experience with Leeds Building Society.
Edd Brownrigg and Pete Cooper
BSc (Hons) Computing
Edd Brownrigg and Pete Cooper didn’t have to wait long to get their computing careers underway after studying at our university. In fact, they’d already caught the eye of a local employer before they even graduated.
Emma Endersby (Nee Haworth)
BA (Hons) Sports Marketing
With a reputation for being one of the best institutions in the country to study Public Relations Emma Haworth, a Sports Marketing and PR graduate, was not only attracted to Leeds Beckett by the course, but also the University’s fantastic sports facilities.
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
Clinical research coordinator Emma, who is involved in NHS research projects on illnesses such as diabetes and cancer, credits her study for getting her to where she is today.
Postgraduate Diploma Law and Postgraduate Diploma Legal Practice Course
Euan, originally from Edinburgh, joined our University back in 2004 to study the Postgraduate Diploma in Law and decided to stay beyond that year to expand his studies and take the Postgraduate Diploma Legal Course.
MSc Sport & Exercise Science & BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
Matt was initially attracted to the University, to study his undergraduate degree, because of its outstanding reputation for sport and its desire to stand out and be the best.
Nicholas Renn Nichol
BSc (Hons) International Relations & Global Development
From an early age Nick took a keen interest in humanitarian aid and international support, and knew that he wanted to get involved in aid efforts across the world.
PhD Contemporary Fine Art Practice
Having been offered a scholarship and the opportunity to study abroad, Sri Lankan artist Priyantha chose the UK to further develop his talent.