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Liam Scanlon-Brown

Career Path: Barrister at Trinity Chambers, Newcastle
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Helping people day-in and day-out was why I took the role I am currently in. The role commands excellent communication and organisational skills, which are two qualities my degree help me strive to improve.

What are you doing now?Liam Scanlon-Brown

I am in the currently role above and seeking to do a part-time masters degree.

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

The University was close to home and had good teaching methods.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

There was a great mix of lectures and seminars, including one-to-one feedback sessions with tutors, especially around dissertation work. Feedback was always the key to improving the work I achieved.

How connected was your course with industry?

I completed a placement in the local government which helped me get to where I am today.

If you took on a placement during your course how did you feel this helped you in your career/ with your studies?

The experience of the placement was crucial in my development and helped me better understand full-time work life.

What was the best thing about your course?

The variation of study options which are on offer.

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

Northumbria helped me get the degree that I wanted to achieve for my career.

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

Organisational skills which I use in my current role today.

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

The work/ life balance throughout my years here.

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

Research which course you want to choose thoroughly before you start university, as you will be learning thus subject for 3-4 years!

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

Exciting, interesting and worthwhile.

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