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Susannah Haan

Career Path: "In chronological order: Solicitor, Clifford Chance Policy Adviser, CBI Associate Dirctor, Public Affairs, Fidelity International Adviser, U.K. Financial Reporting Council Secretary General. EuropeanIssuers"
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After 4 years, decided more interested in lawmaking and policy than advising on law, so applied for job at CBI. Have worked in policy ever since but most other jobs by word of mouth.

Why you wanted to go into this career and the path you took to achieve it:

What are you doing now?

Taking a break after 5 1/2 years managing EU trade association. Am due to give lecture at Durham on Thursday and am hoping to see someone from Northumbria law dept on Wednesday.

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

Was at university in Durham and loved North East so looked for law course nearby.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Great fun - student life lively, some interesting lecturers, good location.

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

Taught me about law and enabled me to get into City law firm from which rest developed.

What was the best thing about your course?

Friends and support.

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

Analysis of connections and responsibility. Difference between law and ethics.

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

Meeting other people, intellectual stimulation 

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

Go for it. You will enjoy.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in 3 words?

Enjoyable, lively, invigorating

For more information about me see:

www.twitter.com/susannahhaan 

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