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Mr George William Kemish

Career Path: HR Business Partner, HM Government
Location: UK

I started out as a Clerk in an office that was responsible for personnel administration and progressed to management status over a period of 8 years, becoming a personnel manager, and then moving into internal consultancy, training and quality continuous improvement - improving the quality of HR practices and processes. I then worked as a Business Manager in the Education Sector for 11 years before moving back to HR where I was responsible for manpower planning, resourcing and deployment for a further 20 years. I am now a HR Strategist and Value Management Consultant; providing services to the public and private sectors.

What are you doing now?

HR Business Partner.

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

The reputation which the University holds.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

In addition to the on-line materials and the workbooks that were provided, there was a study day associated with each module. The study day was extremely useful, and the feedback was very constructive and helpful.

What impressed you most about our academic staff?

The support provided throughout the course was extremely good; the feedback was both constructive and helpful; response times when replying to emails were very short which ensured that I did not get behind with my studies whilst waiting for information; the quality of tutoring was also extremely high.

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

It is my intention to utilise my newly acquired knowledge in my future employment as a management consultant.

What was the best thing about your course?

In addition to the course content, I was most impressed with the help and support provided by both the tutors and administrative staff at the University.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words before coming to Northumbria?

Legal knowledge outdated.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words after completing your first year at Northumbria?

Better research skills.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words after you graduated at Northumbria?

More inquisitive mind.

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

The course content and support provided by tutors and administrative staff.  Thoroughly enjoyed studying law at Northumbria University.

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

Go for it - the staff are both professional and supportive; the course content and materials are to an extremely high standard, you will enjoy the experience.

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

A great experience.

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