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Georgia Constantine

Career Path: Consultant, Oakleaf Partnership
Location: London, UK

What are you doing now?

I am working at the UK’s largest independent HR Recruitment firm as a Consultant, specialising within Professional Services.

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

Northumbria is one of the largest criminology courses in the UK.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

It was great as I was learning from a really experienced team who all had specialist backgrounds. There was a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops. These mainly had a couple of projects each – the feedback was always constructive.

How connected was your course with industry?

Very – there were lots of dynamic programmes and activities including workshops, talks from criminology academics, criminal justice practitioners and ex-offenders.

What was the best thing about your course?

The variety and range of modules I was able to choose from, allowing me to tailor the course more closely to my interests.

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

By helping my research and inter-personal skills as the studying was all based on multi-agency working.

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

Skills wise, there was a real emphasis on developing transferable skills.These included writing, communication, analytical, problem-solving, quantitative/qualitative research skills as well as the ability to work individually and in groups. Knowledge wise, I really developed my understanding of social and criminology theory. This has all been useful in terms of problem solving and translating findings into questions and arguments.

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

Learning from experienced academics, gaining invaluable insight and applying knowledge to the real-world. 

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

Book an open day as this offers you the chance to find out more about the subjects you could study and meet staff and current students. This also gives you an opportunity to take a tour of the campus and accommodation.

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

Invaluable, insightful, motivating. 

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