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Online Graduate Profile Emma Stephenson 08/01/2019  
Name: Emma Stephenson
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quote: [Everyone at Brackenhurst is amazing and it is a really supportive community to belong to.]

Course: BSc Hons Zoo Biology
Year: 2018
Job title: MSc student
Employer: University of Edinburgh

Current role?
I am an MSc student at the University of Edinburgh studying Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare.

Typical day?
My course is very varied. It is a great balance between lectures and practical sessions, such as trips to Edinburgh Zoo.

Challenges?
Starting a new course at a new university in a new city is very daunting, even as a postgraduate student. But it just means that there are more places to explore and more people to meet, and it soon feels like home just like Southwell does!

Your NTU experience?
My final year at NTU was more intense than the rest of the degree, but it was manageable because I planned ahead. I find the masters to be as intense as the final term of final year, but right from the start of the MSc. Having come straight from NTU, I feel like I am very prepared for working hard and being organised, which is essential for an MSc!

Advice for others?
Try new things! Just because you love one area of research or one species, don't limit yourself. Be open to new suggestions as it is likely that you'll discover new interests.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
Staff throughout the university are so helpful, no matter who you speak to! Everyone at Brackenhurst is amazing and it is a really supportive community to belong to.

Career highlights?
Getting into this MSc! Also working at Flamingo Land with the bird and sea lion show has been so amazing and has taught me so much!

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
Many of my lecturers provided me with great advice for my time at NTU and for my future career. They are so knowledgeable and passionate about their fields and really want you to do well! Also through doing assignments, I discovered many researchers in fields that interest me; some that I hadn't even considered!

Plans for the future?
Following my MSc, I would like to do a PhD and be an active researcher and eventually I would like to lecture to university students.

Online Graduate Profile Alice G Thickett 08/01/2019  
Name: Alice Thickett

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quote: [Volunteer. Even if you don't know what it is you want to do, you will make contacts that are valuable for all kinds of things later in your career!]
Course: BA Hons Fine Art
Year: 2010
Job title: Youth Programmer
Employer: Nottingham Contemporary

Current role?
I facilitate a programme for 15 - 25 year olds at Nottingham Contemporary called Circuit. The programme is funded by Paul Hamlyn and supported by the Tate. It will last for four years, with a Festival for young people in 2015.

Typical day?
Sometimes my days involve rushing around for refreshments and materials for groups of young adults and encouraging them to be creative, and other times it involves working with staff from other youth and art sector organisations to discuss collaboration and share good practice on a much bigger scale. I sometimes travel to London for meetings with the Tate and my days usually involve lots of creative mind-mapping.

Career developments?
I started volunteering at a community gallery in Nottingham straight after graduating. I soon realised that volunteering and gaining experience is what I needed to do to get a career in the arts, so I stuck with the community gallery and got some part-time paid work at the New Art Exchange as a front of house member of staff. I became the Director and Head Curator at the community gallery, but gave the position to someone else who wanted experience to start up my own creative project group called No Official Name. I started working at Nottingham Contemporary too as a gallery assistant which turned out to prove the phrase 'foot in the door' as I quickly became part of the learning team as an admin assistant. I took on the duties of a couple of members who were away on leave and then, good fortune with timing meant that the youth programmer job came up in the learning team, and I jumped at the chance at being more involved at the gallery!

Challenges?
It was very frustrating not being paid for what I was good at and what I wanted to do, but volunteering gave me the much needed experience I needed to be ready when the right job came my way. Although I would not want to be a curator in the future, the skills I learnt while I was volunteer curating such as organisational, communication and management skills have meant that I can now facilitate projects effectively. It has also meant that I could explore other avenues of work I had not thought about previously.

Your NTU experience?
Fine Art is such a self-led and self-motivated course. If you want to get ahead in the art world you must be prepared to work hard and put in the effort. The course prepared me for a world with little money, and being able to be flexible and reactive to changing situations - which was incredibly valuable in the current economic climate.

Advice for others?
Always be nice to technicians and cafe staff. They will remember you and look after you when you need their help the most!

Volunteer. Even if you don't know what it is you want to do, you will make contacts that are valuable for all kinds of things later in your career!

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
My dad and my friends are pretty awesome. I also like a good set of lyrics to motivate me!

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
I'm not going to lie, I found the course a tough one, but I stayed in Nottingham after graduating for the pure and simple fact that I had made my networks here. Without being encouraged by my tutors and peers to visit all the graduate galleries and meet with other artists and creatives, I would not have been able to confidently start my career in the arts.

Career highlights?
The Circuit programme is a challenging one, and so for Nottingham Contemporary and the learning team to believe that I have the right skills and attitude to do a good job is an encouraging highlight in my career.

Plans for the future?
I am looking forward to the progression of the Circuit programme and pulling all of the skills I've learnt to facilitate a successful festival by, and for, young people in Nottingham City.

No Official Name and my own artist practice are still going strong and I hope that I will always continue to be creative in one way of another - http://www.facebook.com/noofficialname
Online Graduate Profile Stephanie M Bennett 04/01/2019  
Name: Stephanie Bennett
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quote: [Staff were always there to help and share their experiences in the field.]

Course: BA Hons Broadcast Journalism
Year: 2017
Job title: Anchor & TV reporter
Employer: KKCO 11 News (NBC) & KJCT News 8 (ABC)

Current role?
My current role involves gathering two news stories daily for our evening TV broadcasts. We air at 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm and 10pm on both ABC and NBC channels. Everyday I set out to find local stories then I contact interviewees, film and interview them, edit the footage, write scripts, and present the stories on live TV daily. I report my stories live on our 5pm & 6pm TV broadcast and I anchor our 5:30pm TV broadcast.

Typical day?
Same as above. We start our morning news meeting at 9:30am. Once we have decided what stories to get for that day I then contact all the interviewees. I try to get all my filming and interviewing done by 1pm so that I have some time to edit and write them into one to two minute videos for our evening shows. 5pm is when I have to have all my work done and then present it live on air at 5pm and 6pm. At 5:30pm I anchor our ABC show. Since I work in a small town our station does both the NBC and ABC news channels. It's a stressful day but loads of fun.

Career developments?
I graduated from NTU with a degree in broadcast journalism in July of 2017. I started my job here in Grand Junction, Colorado on July 31st of the same year. I have learned so many things since starting this job and NTU has really helped prepare me. I started off as a TV reporter and now I'm anchoring an entire show. I also help produce several shows a day when needed. There is no time for hanging around or making mistakes in this industry, so you learn quick.

Challenges?
In this industry you are running against the clock the entire day. Trying to find two local stories daily is hard, especially when you have to find the interviewees and convince them to talk to you within a three hour window. Once that's done, you need to write and edit something that's coherent and most importantly get all the facts straight. Once 5pm rolls around, you better have the work done because it could mess up the timings of the show. The show must go on as they say. After doing it day after day, it gets a lot easier and you get into the groove of things. Everyday is different and that's what I love. Some days I'm covering murders and wildfires, and the next it's a toy drive at a local school.

Your NTU experience?
When I was at NTU we learned a lot about court reporting. This has helped tremendously in my career. I often go to hard court cases about drug busts or murder investigations. The skills I learned at NTU have helped me decipher what you can and cannot report. I also worked with Notts TV in my last year. This was the most valuable experience during my studies. I learned a lot about deadlines, contacting interviewees and how to write for TV.

Advice for others?
Never give up, it's a tough industry and the pay is awful when you start out, but do it! It's a really cool job and everyday is different. You need to love what you do in order to enjoy life, then it won't seem like a job.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
It was such a friendly environment. We had a lot of group projects so you really had to rely on your teammates to get the job done. We worked on documentaries and needed everyone to do their bit. Couldn't have done it without them. Staff were always there to help and share their experiences in the field.

Career highlights?
Last year I was awarded journalist of the year in Mesa County. I was very honoured to receive this. I have always wanted to be a journalist ever since I was a little girl. Now being a TV reporter and Anchor is a dream come true. I am honoured to meet and share peoples stories everyday. My News Director often relies on me to cover important events like interviewing the Governor, travelling to cover wildfires or top murder investigations. When I was interning I got the chance to cover Prince Harry's visits, three times!

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
I have always liked how the BBC and NBC news stations produce their content. I have grown up watching their newscasts every night. I have always wanted to be like them on TV telling the stories of the day. I enjoy a little of everything from hard breaking news to fun features.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-bennett-11b790b1/
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