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Online Graduate Profile Damien J Beattie 13/08/2018  
Name: Damien Beattie
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quote: [The NTU academic experience was first class.]

Course: BSc Hons Sports Science and Management & ProGCE
Year: 2005 & 2009
Job title: Mentor
Employer: The FA (Footbal Association)

Current role?
Currently I am working as a Mentor for the FA, where I help support grassroots coaches with developing their session and players.

Career developments?
Since leaving NTU I have worked in professional football clubs as a goalkeeper coach from under 9 year olds, to first team level and I have taught primary, secondary, FE and HE at various institutions and private providers across the UK. I am now at the FA as a Coach Mentor.

Challenges?
The ever changing landscape that is education has many challenges. I have overcome these by adapting my practices and keeping the learner at the center of my approach. This has also lead me into different areas of education at different institutions

Your NTU experience?
The NTU academic experience was first class - especially my teaching qualification. It allowed me to engage with others, develop ideas and relate to experience from others in similar situations and environments. My undergardaute sports degree allowed me to understand and focus on the areas I didnt know I was interested in.

Advice for others?
Believe in yourself, even when others don't, and you will be surprised with what you can achieve. But most of all stay true to yourself and what you believe, just remember sometimes you may need to curb your enthusiasm.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
First class. I never had an issue approaching any staff members and they were always ready to hep where they could.

Career highlights?
Personally, sports wise it is representing my county at football.

Teaching wise - affecting peoples lives and havng past student come back to thank me for my efforts, even when at the time they thought I was not so helpful.

Mentoring - seeing them grow as coaches with confidence and seeing them effect change in players.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
Many walks of life, as inspiration can come from places you least expect it. But undoubtedly my family and people like Steve Sutton who was my mentor.

Plans for the future?
I am looking to move back into full time education in a secondary school teaching PE if possible.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/damien-beattie-92a21661/

Online Graduate Profile Akil S Hunte 09/08/2018  
Name: Akil Hunte
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quote: [The environment at the university definitely encouraged me to push myself beyond my comfort zone and become the best version of myself.]

Course: LLB Hons Law
Year: 2018
Job title: Anti-Piracy EMEA Paralegal
Employer: The Walt Disney Company

Current role?
As a paralegal, I am responsible for day-to-day liaising with counsel across the regions I am responsible for in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. I have to investigate potential infringement of Disney's intellectual property rights and document any cases we are working on in legal databases.

I am also responsible for reviewing Cease and Desist letters, which we issue when we do not want people continually making counterfeit Disney products, sent to us by legal counsel and I update my supervisor on matters in my region.

Typical day?
I usually come in in the morning to a bunch of emails from counsel across the multiple regions. I would file these cases into separate folders and I would have to look into the matters then talk to my supervisor about what I believe is best moving forward.

I would usually instruct counsel and respond to business units when faced with matters and be tasked with moving forward with these matters.

I also conduct investigations if I am alerted about potential infringers of our intellectual property rights and I would also usually have a nice, warm cup of hot chocolate too!

Career developments?
At the moment, I have just recently graduated so career development is not something I have encountered yet. However, the job that I have right now has broadened the scope of opportunities available to me in the near future and I should develop in my career if I maintain a progressive mindset.

Challenges?
There have been plenty of challenges - too many to name! However, what has got me through these challenging times in my personal or professional development is creating a support network that always makes time to help me when I need them. Resilience is also key in these circumstances because every successful journey has challenges along the way, however it means you just have to develop a thick skin and battle through the hard times.

Your NTU experience?
It has helped immensely. I am not just saying it for the sake of it when I say that the environment at university was really good for my development. You will discover, or have discovered, that Nottingham Trent is a lively university that encourages students to be more practical. Therefore, when you get more involved in activities at university and get to see it from a more professional perspective, which I had the luxury of doing on certain occasions, it makes you appreciate the amount teachers go through to make a productive learning environment.

It was also good that there was club nights every other day to let me be sociable went I felt necessary!

Advice for others?
My advice? Be yourself. Nottingham Trent has over 27,000 students. You cannot be like all of them so you might as well be like you. Always understand the benefit of showing people who you really are because it allows you to engage in programmes that better reflect your values and allows you to build better relationships with people when you have more self-awareness.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
The environment at the university definitely encouraged me to push myself beyond my comfort zone and become the best version of myself.

I was proactive from my first year of university and worked with lecturers on projects throughout my time at NTU, which was particularly good because it shows that teachers want to be involved in supporting students outside the lectures and seminar rooms too.

Career highlights?
The highlight of my personal achievements to date was graduating from university. Doing the vote of thanks speech and having my little cousins and family watch me was the best feeling anyone could have.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
I think inspiration can be drawn from reflecting on progress being made. I am a person who likes to learn and I take advice from a receptionist at university as seriously as the Dean of the Law School. I have drawn inspiration from such a wide variety of characters at Nottingham Trent - knowledge and inspiration can be drawn from everyone!

Plans for the future?
I have a few future plans so I will let time reveal those!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/akil-hunte-74812378/
Online Graduate Profile Rebecca J Bull 08/08/2018  
Name: Rebecca Bull
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quote: [NTU was very friendly, very supportive and very open to ideas.]

Course: CIPD
Year: 2002
Job title: HR Consultancy Owner
Employer: My HR Hub

Current role?
I have established my own HR and Business Consultancy. I work with a range of start up, small and fast growth businesses.

Typical day?
Oh it is so varied, I am generalist and work across many sectors and company sizes. One day I can be recruiting, the next downsizing for another company. My services and products range from Employee Engagement, Training, HR System implementation, Psychometrics, ER work, Employer Branding, etc.

Career developments?
It has developed from a HR Managers role, to Global positions and now my own Consultancy. I am a Chartered Fellow CIPD which I owe to the range of experiences I have had over 20 years.

Challenges?
Many challenges, but staying true to who you are and having a strong sense of right and wrong has kept me on track.

Your NTU experience?
It gave me a good grounding in business and therefore commercial mindset which is critical in HR.

Advice for others?
Be true to yourself. In HR you can have influence, choose to do the right thing with care for others, passion and belief. Work hard, keep your bridges in tact and seek opportunities as they will not come to you.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
Very friendly, very supportive and very open to ideas.

Career highlights?
Achieving my Fellow Charted Status, setting up my own HR Consultancy and balancing this with bringing up two girls on my own.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
My lovely parents, very hard working and and very ethical - this has been my moral compass. My girls, my close family and some very lovely friend/work colleagues who always believed in me.

Plans for the future?
To build my HR Consultancy and to make more positive changes to the Companies and their employees.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-bull-fcipd-my-hr-hub-0a41947/
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