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Katie Hutchinson

Career Path: Knowledge & Information Assistant, Clifford Chance
Location: London, UK

After graduating, I took up some paralegal work in Newcastle before taking the leap to move to London. I have always wanted to work in a large commercial firm, and in my current role I am able to expand my research and information skills in a fantastic environment.

What are you doing now?Katie Hutchinson

I work in the Finance and Capital Markets Knowledge and Information team of a Magic Circle law firm. I gather and develop knowledge and information in areas across the sector to deliver to both lawyers and clients.

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

The atmosphere, the modern campus and the amazing course content.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Lectures were fantastic and the lecturers were real experts in their field. Facilities were modern and well-organised, and feedback from staff was always constructive.

How connected was your course with industry?

I took full advantage of guest lectures. Lectures had great contacts to the industry and put me forward for jobs.

What was the best thing about your course?

The quality of the teaching.

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

I have practical experience delivering advice to clients from participating in the Student Law Office.

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

Research and communication.

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

Learning completely new things, developing my skills and meeting friends.

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

Absolutely do it. There is such a balance of work and social life. You can really tailor your university life to however you want it to be.

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

Memorable, life-changing and unique.

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