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Naomi Chapelhow

Career Path: Case Worker, Nigel Evans MP
Location: Blackburn, UK

I come from a small village, Langho in Lancashire. I wanted to go into Politics because I wanted to learn how society works, and why it operate in the way it does.

What are you doing now?Naomi Chapelhow

I am working for my local MP as a caseworker.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

A mixture of lectures and seminars, as well as the support being amazing. Especially Nick Hayward, he was the lecturer who I understood the most and he was a kind and generous man.

What was the best thing about your course?

The friends I made. We all became a 'Politics Family" and we pushed each other to achieve the best results.

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

I received a 2:1 in Politics BA Hons which is a perfect degree for my chosen career. The work experience module gave my CV a boost, and gave me different experience to what I already had.

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

How to write an essay. It seems simple but I struggle to put my thoughts on paper, Dr Ishan Ashutosh helped me the most with this. Also, how to read complicated texts.

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

Everything! I had an amazing job at the students union, I met some wonderful people in halls, and I loved the social and academic aspect of my course.

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

Definitely do it! I came through clearing and in a strange way I am glad that I didn't get into my first choice. I had the best three years of my life. The city and the university are unbelievable. I really did not want to leave.

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

Unforgettable, Rewarding, Amazing

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