Law alumnus Kirsty Nickson, a qualified solicitor and mother-of-three, returned to Edge Hill recently to tell today’s students about her career experiences.
Kirsty graduated from LLB Law in 2006 and is now a solicitor specialising in personal injury cases. “It’s rewarding and very challenging,” she says. “I deal with people who have suffered serious injuries, who have had very traumatic and life-changing experiences. It can be emotional, but it is very worthwhile.
“I had no experience in any law-related field before my degree, but I found that the skills I had were all valuable. The client facing skills I gained from working in customer service, even the skills I had as a parent, have all helped me get where I am today.
“It has been difficult but I don’t regret anything. I hope I can show other mature students, and mothers like myself, that it can be done. All you need is perseverance, motivation and lots of support.”
Robert Collinson, Senior Law Lecturer, said: “We are keen to maintain our relationships with students after they graduate and to hear how their careers progress. Kirsty has given a lot of inspiration to the students today and practical advice to help them in their job search.
“It is great that Kirsty is willing to support our students and she has also offered to help us in setting up the new Law Alumni Association, to develop further networking opportunities and career development advice for our graduates.”
If you would like to take part in a future careers talk, or would like to express your interest in joining the new Law Alumni Association, contact Caroline Mitchell in the Alumni Team on 01695 584861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.