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Graduate Success Stories
Human Resource Management masters student Aisha Pothan, originally from India came to Leeds Beckett to study a professional Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) course and an MA. Aisha was keen to exploit all of the work placement opportunities on offer at Leeds Beckett, and quickly used a shadow placement module in her course to gain experience with Leeds Building Society’s Learning & Development team.
It wasn't long before Aisha's hard work, enthusiasm and commitment paid off; after just four weeks of a shadow placement, she applied for and was successful in gaining a full-time position.
Offering advice to current and future students hoping to get on the employment ladder, Aisha said: "Most students live in the moment and I love that. But what worked for me was imagining life 15 days after I have submitted all my assignments. My advice is to prioritise in a way that gives you time to work towards the job you are looking for, alongside your education. Volunteer, join charity groups, do project work – the key is to get in the market, build relationships and networks. It worked for me."
Find out more about boosting your career prospects with a work placement at Leeds Beckett.
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.
BA (Hons) Public Relations & Communications
Emma Lister wanted to get ahead of the field at university by grabbing as much work experience as she could. Her hard work paid off – just a few months after graduating Emma is already working in PR.
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.
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.
PG Dip Advanced Practice and MSc Advanced Practice
District nurse Samantha was looking to progress her career – she wanted to find a senior position where she could still operate on the clinical side too.