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Nazik Bashir

Location: Mississauga, Canada

I moved to Canada in 2010. I got qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor in January 2016. I started my own practice in May 2016 as a real estate practitioner. I wanted flexible hours to maintain work life balance and hence decided to open up my own practice. The day I started I had no idea how to be successful as I was still new to the country. 7 years later I have 1000 clients and a successful practice.

What are you doing now?: 

I am still in the same profession and working as a real estate lawyer in Ontario Canada. Nazik Bashir

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?:

I joined Northumbria because they were one of the 8 schools to offer the bar vocational course although I later pursued with the LLM degree. Newcastle has a great student life and my time there was unforgettable. Everyone I met over the course of my stay in Northumbria was super friendly and helpful whether they were teachers, students, staff or just people in general in the city.

What was it like studying at Northumbria? (eg. were there a mix of lectures, seminars, team projects? Was the feedback constructive?):

My time at Northumbria was really amazing. We had a mix of lectures, group studies and seminars. The professors went above and beyond to help with any queries had and made sure I had all the support I needed to complete my degree. I did need a lot of books as a law student and Northumbria's library is very resourceful.

What was the best thing about your course?:

My classmates and my teachers.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?:

The research skills I acquired while completing my coursework and mock-trials really helped me in my career.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?:

Thorough research, articulating coursework, attention to detail, persuasive writing.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?:

I enjoyed living in Newcastle, the city is full of life and amazing for students. I met great people from all over the world and we are still connected after all these years.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?:

Outstanding, innovative, diverse.

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