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Online Graduate Profile Harjap K Sanghera 09/03/2021  
Name: Harj Sanghera
pic: [/view.image?id=6308]

quote: [NTU had a welcoming atmosphere and there were a range of support services for everyone.]

Course: BA Hons Criminology
Year: 2016
Job title: Public Protection Unit Police Staff
Employer: West Midlands Police


Current role?
I currently work within the Child Abuse Investigation Unit in Public Protection. I am responsible for preparing police reports and presenting my information at an Initial Child Protection Conference.

Typical day?
I use a range of police systems to collate relevant information to produce high quality reports for families that have progressed to an Initial Child Protection Conference. I attend conference to share my research and listen to information shared by other professionals as well as the wishes and feelings of the parents and children. I am responsible for assessing any current or future risks based on information shared and finalise the meeting by making a confident decision as to whether I think a child should be made subject to a Child Protection Plan.

Career developments?
After graduating from NTU I completed a three-month unpaid internship at GAP Law in London.

I returned back to the Midlands in 2017 and worked for a homeless charity as an Offender Support Worker for two years where I supported offenders following their prison release back in to the community. I built a strong professional network in this role and took on various opportunities outside of my job requirements. Two opportunities stand out to me, one being when I attended Birmingham City Councils Homeless Hub on a weekly basis where I assessed single adults at risk of homelessness and sourced accommodation for them on the same day. Secondly, I worked in partnership with West Midlands Police and Probation Service for 12 months on the multiagency C3 Desistance Programme (former C2 Choices & Consequences) which launched in 2017. I worked with the first candidate on this successful pilot programme which targeted PPO burglary dwelling offenders who were stuck in the cycle of Homelessness, Substance Misuse and Offending.

From 2019 I have worked at West Midlands Police in Public Protection, starting off at MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) which is a meeting where information is shared on domestic abuse cases deemed to be high risk. In 2021, I secured a senior role in Child Abuse Investigation where I attend Initial Child Protection Conferences. Alongside this, I volunteer as a Prevent Ambassador within Counter Terrorism Policing.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harjsanghera/

Challenges?
I have come across many personal and professional challenges in my career. What I have learnt is that you will always grow from any challenges whether it is the outcome you desired or feared.

Your NTU experience?
I absolutely loved my time at NTU, I learnt many life skills, learnt a lot about independence and made some lifelong friends.

In my third year of University, I held the responsibility of Vice President/Secretary for NTSU Sikh Society and Student Ambassador for the Business, Law and Social Sciences Department.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
NTU had a welcoming atmosphere and there were a range of support services for everyone.

Career highlights?
My entire career is a highlight to date. I have transformed many vulnerable people's lives in positive ways whether that was directly or indirectly.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
A lot of people inspire me, from my family, colleagues at work, social media influencers and motivational books filled with positive affirmations. One person in particular who inspires me is Malala Yousafzai.

Advice for others?
"The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves".

Any tips for job seeking?
LinkedIn is a brilliant platform to build connections and share ideas.

Build and maintain relationships with colleagues from previous roles and any external professionals you meet.

Look out for opportunities in your workplace such as mentor programmes or employability workshops.

Contact the hiring manager and/or people already in the role. Seek shadowing opportunities so you fully understand the role expectations.

Plans for the future?
My plan is to be the best version of myself, I will continue to learn and grow!
Online Graduate Profile Deborah J Parkes 09/02/2021  
Name: Deborah Parkes
pic: [/view.image?id=6555]

quote: [The time at NTU allowed me to immerse in a world of making and offered lots of opportunities to create networks and develop my creative career.]

Course: BA Hons Decorative Arts
Year: 2014
Job title: Co-Founder
Employer: Clayhill Arts

Current role?
Owner/manager of multi-purpose training venue for artists and creative professionals.

Typical day?
Coordinating staff and liaising with tutors, supporting resident artists and researching creative opportunities.

Career developments?
I have gone on to establish my own independent educational facility, working within the sector to create opportunities for emerging and established artists, makers and designers.

Challenges?
Renovating a series of redundant farm buildings into the education complex that we have today was tough, but the skills I developed during my time on degree have helped me to analyse and connect with what is happening in the sector.

Your NTU experience?
The time at NTU allowed me to immerse in a world of making and offered lots of opportunities to create networks and develop my creative career. Through my time on self-directed placement at Global Colour, and the flexibility across the course of the degree, I had the time and space to consider what the next steps were going to look like for me and left with the confidence to take on the project that then unfolded.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
I felt fully supported by the teaching staff and environment at NTU.

Any exam revision tips?
Just make, experiment, fail to learn and refine.

Career highlights?
Taking on a series of redundant farm buildings and developing them into the multi-purpose training venue that we have on site today. We have employed members of staff, taken on an intern and are making opportunities for future collaborative projects

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
My peers.

Advice for others?
To think big and find a way to make those big things happen. It might be aligning with a new group of people or reaching into your own network to see what skills and knowledge already exist. You will be surprised by what you know, and you just have to do it sometimes to learn the best way of it

Any tips for job seeking / interviews / careers?
Research, commitment, being proactive.

Plans for the future?
To continue to develop the site here at Clayhill and connect with an extended network of creative practitioners to offer opportunities

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborah-parkes-27340848/
Online Graduate Profile Oliver Fisher 26/02/2021  
Name: Olly Fisher
pic: [/view.image?id=6559]

quote: [I know I wouldn't be in the position I am in now if it wasn't for NTU.]

Course: LLB Hons Law
Year: 2014
Job title: Managing Director
Employer: Repeat Digital (https://www.repeatdigital.com/)

Current role?
I started a digital marketing agency back in 2017 and it's still going strong. So I guess my role is running a business!

Typical day?
Literally all the aspects of running a business from finance, sales, and managing employees, to running client advertising campaigns.

Career developments?
It was a slow start to career life after university, as I was working at an M&S store. I then got a graduate role working for a company that manufacture shirts for M&S, which was a bit of a coincidence! That came to an end which I'm glad it did as it was extremely boring.

My big break came when I got a job working at an awesome digital marketing agency in my hometown of Cambridge. I learnt so much there and it gave me the knowledge to be able to start my own business and I did exactly that!

Challenges?
There have been loads! You just have to weigh up the best way to move through them and, most importantly, learn from them.

Your NTU experience?
I didn't really enjoy my course at university as I just wasn't interested in law. The learning environment was great though, (it's not you, it's me!) - but that's fine as your career isn't defined by what you study!

However, the life experience was absolutely game-changing for me personally. I was ridiculously introverted before university, but it forced me to open up and meet people. I loved the independence too.

I know I wouldn't be in the position I am in now if it wasn't for NTU.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
I felt if I ever had any issues I could reach out to the university and they would do their utmost to support me.

Career highlights?
Starting a business and being in a position to hire people.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
There have been a few awesome people from who I've learnt and picked things up from. Also, I've always wanted to do my own thing so that's quite a driver.

Advice for others?
Nothing's set in stone. You always have the power to change things, if you want to enough.

What are your top tips for job seeking / interview preparation / career progression?
Self learn important parts of the job you're going for. There's nothing more impressive than someone who has taken the time to put themselves ahead of the game.

Plans for the future?
We have an ambitious growth strategy of becoming a £1 million agency, with a team 10+ awesome team members.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ollyfisher/
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