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Graduate Success Stories
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.
During his student years, Euan undertook a period of work experience at local firm Blacks and after graduating was offered the role of a training contract, which he grabbed with both hands.
Like many of our graduates, Euan made the city his home and has been employed with Blacks ever since, dealing mainly in employment law.
Speaking about his student experience, Euan said: “My postgraduate study left me well prepared for working in practice. As well as perfecting my skills as a solicitor, I’m now sharing my knowledge with the lawyers of the future via the University’s mentoring scheme and helping them gain invaluable work experience in industry.”
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.
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.
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.