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Online Graduate Profile Rebecca Halbert 19/05/2017  
Name: Rebecca Halbert
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quote: [My degree definitely set me up for life. The breadth of the course gave me adaptable skills that I can apply to almost any industry, whilst my tutors' invaluable advice and support prepared me for the world of work - from interviews to project deadlines.]

Course: BA Hons Fashion Marketing and Branding
Year: 2012
Job title: Marketing Manager
Employer: Millennium Point

Current role?
I'm essentially a storyteller. As the Marketing Manager for Millennium Point in Birmingham, I work to raise the profile of the organisation - both the charitable trust, which supports STEM education and learning in the city, and the building.

I devise, develop and deliver integrated, multi-channel campaigns, with a focus on digital marketing.

Typical day?
No two days are the same. One day I can be meeting a partner to identify opportunities for working together to boost brand reputation, another day I can be head deep in analytics, identifying the best communication channels to use for the next campaign.

Career developments?
It's been a busy 5 years to say the least.

With my fashion degree in the bag, I headed to London to work in fashion merchandising. Whilst it wasn't my 'dream' job, without doubt, the analytical knowledge and experience that I gained have made me a far better marketer.

After a couple of years, I headed back to the world of communications, but wanted something more. I made the decision to move to the third sector and haven't looked back.

I've spent the last three years working in different charity communication roles, and recently moved back to my home town of Birmingham to take up the role of Marketing Manager at Millennium Point.

I've found my passion in combining my knowledge of public and private sectors to deliver effective and successful communication campaigns.

Challenges?
Absolutely. Just as I experienced challenges in my degree, they crop up in everyday working life.

For me continuing my learning outside of university has been key to overcoming challenges. Whether I'm attending a conference, reading a blog, or watching a webinar, I'm constantly on the lookout for new learning opportunities - it makes me more adaptable and prepared for challenges that come my way.

Your NTU experience?
My degree definitely set me up for life. The breadth of the course gave me adaptable skills that I can apply to almost any industry, whilst my tutors' invaluable advice and support prepared me for the world of work - from interviews to project deadlines.

Advice for others?
Find what you really love and do that, even if it means changing your mind. Although I love fashion, once I entered the industry I discovered that it wasn't where I wanted to be or what I wanted to be doing.

Changing my mind and building on my experience was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
Although everything didn't always go to plan, I always felt supported and reassured by my tutors. They knew me, my goals and ambitions, and were always on hand when I needed advice or just an ear to talk to.

Career highlights?
In my previous role I led the development of digital marketing - from concept and strategy through to implementation. The campaign has been nominated for an award and has paved the way for integrated digital communications campaigns to be part of the bread and butter of the department. Achievements, such as the delivery of this campaign, have been key in allowing me to progress quickly within my field.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
I'm inspired by young, passionate women working in business - colleagues, directors, CEOs, and women I follow on Twitter! We know there's still a gender gap in the UK, and I'm proud to part of pushing that closed.

Plans for the future?
I'm very ambitious, and it's something that I'm proud to be. Within the next couple of years, I've got my eyes set on a Head of Marketing and Communications role.

Although I'm young, I know it's something that I'm capable of, and I want to push myself to be the best that I can be. Complacency doesn't get you anywhere.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-halbert-664a92114/

Online Graduate Profile Ali A Msabawy 17/05/2017  
Name: Ali Msabawy
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quote: [Lectures were given not only by the highly experienced University staff, but also by industry professionals and visiting experts from leading universities.]

Course: MSc Hons MSc Structural Engineering with Materials
Year: 2017
Job title: Structural Engineer
Employer: Ministry of Interior, Iraqi Government

Current role?
I am currently in a permanent position as a Structural Engineer for the Ministry of Interior for the Iraqi Government, in the Engineering Works Division. My role involves the approval of designs, assessments and calculations in accordance with the agreed criteria. I also carry out site inspections, reporting, and I liaise with statutory authorities, contractors and all other building design-related disciplines. Keeping the government's senior staff informed of important and relevant design decisions and problems to make sure that the objectives of the projects are achieved is also a major part of my job.

Your NTU experience?
During my time at NTU, I truly appreciated the broad range of modules within an intensive program. It enabled me to gain an insight into the different fields of structural engineering and experience its applications. The lectures were given not only by the highly experienced University staff, but also by industry professionals and visiting experts from leading universities. The academic and practical components of the modules have helped me to develop my research skills whilst improving my knowledge of the structural engineering field and material behaviour.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
NTU students can find a wide range of support during their time at NTU. The excellent efforts from the library team really helped me find the required resources during the preparation of my dissertation. The team also offer great support in academic writing and mathematics.

Plans for the future?
I hope to pursue PhD study in my area of research interest, which is structural optimisation.


Online Graduate Profile Pui Uro 17/05/2017  
Name: Pui Uro
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quote: [I loved NTU. Everyone was so friendly and I've made some lifelong friends. Being a student at uni still remains the best years of my life.]

Course: Law LLB
Year: 2005
Job title: Solicitor and partner
Employer: Hunter and Uro

Current role?
Family Law Solicitor and partner in a law firm.

Typical day?
Most days start around 8am with a quick brief with my business partner, Philip Hunter, and plans/movements for the day. Then an hour of catching up with emails. Our diaries are usually full from 9am to 5pm with client meetings, conferences with third parties as well as tasks we need to do each day. Our firm operates a very strict policy on diary entries and all activities have to be diarised, mainly so that if you're unwell or unable to come into the office for any reason, someone else can cover your work for that day. It's just good client care.

Career developments?
When I first started my degree, I had very little idea of which area I wanted to specialize in. Towards my second year when we had to choose our electives, I started to lean towards private client/client facing areas of law. By the time I finished law school, it was clear to me that family law was the only area I would be happy having a career in.

Challenges?
I often found myself feeling as though I wasn't smart enough or good enough compared to my peers, this was particularly so during my year at law school. I envied the students who were able to pick up, understand and apply a complex legal concept because for me, it would take re-reading the same principle umpteenth times and the use of a lot of highlighter pens!

Your NTU experience?
I loved it. Everyone was so friendly and I've made some lifelong friends. Being a student at uni still remains the best years of my life.

Advice for others?
You don't have to be super smart to do what you love doing, you just have to be ready to work hard. You'll find yourself comparing yourself to your peers, and that's fine, that's what drives you to better yourself. Ask questions, if you're too embarrassed to ask in front of everyone in a lecture or seminar, then make a list of your questions and approach the lecturer at the end when everyone has left.

Career highlights?
Without a doubt, setting up my own firm and still being here a year later! Meeting another lawyer who shares my drive, my ambition and my hunger for our firm to thrive and go through the terror and exhilaration that comes with being our own bosses.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
When I first started as a paralegal in a legal aid firm in Nottingham, my boss worked me incredibly hard but it put me in good stead when I left. I often saw him grafting away with the rest of us and I remember thinking that I would never want to let him down and that if he could work that hard as the boss of a large legal aid firm, then there's no reason why I couldn't.

Plans for the future?
In terms of my career and working life, it would be to concentrate on our firm, to continue learning and finding our way through the process of being both business owners and fee-earners. We want to be established and well respected within our field and hopefully, we will get there. There's no reason why we shouldn't, if we work hard enough at it!!

See Hunter and Uro's website at: http://www.hunteranduro.co.uk/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pui-uro-5a13a523/
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