Applied Criminal Justice Studies

September 2012

Where did you Study?

Northampton University.

What did you Study?

Foundation Degree in Police and Criminal Justice Studies and Applied Criminal Justice Studies BA (Hons).

What year did you Graduate?

2011 & 2012

So we can feel more intimate, three words to describe your physical appearance.

Sociable, Happy and Relaxed

What did you do when you left Uni? Be brutally honest! If you cried into a bowl of cereal every morning & treated your local pub like your favourite Uni nightclub, say so.

As I left Uni I applied for a role as a Police Officer. It didn’t work out so after a month of job hunting and working as a disabled carer with a friend, I went on Holiday with my Uni mates and got over the fact I didn’t land my dream job and pretended to be a Fresher again.

What are you doing now and how long do you see yourself doing it for? Are you in your dream job? If not yet, what is this?

I am currently unemployed; however a role at a local college working with teenagers that have learning difficulties is a big possibility on the cards. So you could say I definitely do not seeing myself in this role for long and it is obviously not a dream role for me! My ambitions of becoming a Police Officer have not faded!

Do you think Uni has helped you to be where you are now?

I won’t lie, the other day when I received a letter from The Student Loans Company that read words to the effect of ‘you owe us £15,500’ I thought “What was the point?” The point is my degree, eventually, will put me in a good place and in a good job.

Uni also taught me to never give up, keep going to achieve what I want and this has helped me to keep going whilst unemployed.

Describe your Uni experience? Did you face any obstacles? The positives, the negatives, reveal all. Terrible lecturers can be anonymous!

In the first year I lived life by the University Law Book. This Law Book had many rules the main ones being money was endless and every night I had to stay out and be drinking. Eventually in years 2 and 3 I realised this would get me nowhere and managed, with help from friends, family, tutors and myself, to pull myself a degree out the bag! (Needless to say this University Law Book is something me and my flat mates made up.)

Finally, if you would be so kind, tell us briefly about your day ahead – just in case we might want to change our career path.

Today my day has been spent sitting on my Laptop tediously job hunting whilst waiting for a man from a small village to turn up at my house so he can fix the T.V which has very kindly broken! Oh, I also took a phone call from someone who rang the wrong number…

That’s it. George, you have been wonderful.

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