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Online Graduate Profile Namwinga Muyovwe 14/11/2019  
Name: Nana Muyovwe
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quote: [The environment was really vibrant and modern which helped with my studies and experience as a student.]

Course: BA Hons Broadcast Journalism

Year: 2017
Job title: Radio Promotions Assistant

Employer: Warner Music

Typical day?
Every day is a different day - but usually it consists of sending out playlists of national and regional stations, sending out the airplay charts, creating mailers to service music to key industry people such as presenters, producers, dj's and tastemakers. Other tasks include compiling, formatting and communicating promotional schedules for artists.

Career developments?
When I first left NTU I started work as a Digital Assistant for a London Universit. Despite not being for a TV or Radio company it gave me the experience of working after university, and I gained skills that helped me land my next industry job which was a social media role for a big British broadcaster.

Challenges?
I think the initial job hunting process was very daunting after leaving university because I was unsure of what I wanted to do. It is still difficult knowing where I want my career to go somethimes, and the direction I want to take.

Your NTU experience?
I think socially Nottingham Trent were some of the best years of my life and as for advice to anyone still there - don't take them for granted, it goes so quickly! I am glad I got involved in the Afro-caribbean society and Varsity Dance team as it gave me skills and friends for life.

Advice for others?
I would say be patient and do not compare yourself to anyone, as everyone's journey is different! Go the extra mile with everything you do because it will always pay off, maybe not immediately but it will eventually.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
The environment was really vibrant and modern which helped with my studies and experience as a student.

Career highlights?
A couple of key achievements/highlights come to mind such as working with artists, getting invited to exclusive industry events. Just meeting like minded people is also always great!

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
Many people. I think to be successful you have to be resourceful and constantly seeking to learn more. I have got advice from content creators online, friends, family and even quotes! Always seek inspiration and remember not all advice is good advice.

Plans for the future?
I am pursuing a career in presenting which so far I have been able to have a few opportunities through networking and putting myself out there on social media.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nanamuyovwe/
Online Graduate Profile Stuart Goldwater 24/10/2019  
Name: Stuart Goldwater
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quote: [The environment was great and I always felt supported.]

Course: BA Hons Business, Leisure and Sports Education
Year: 2004
Job title: Managing Director
Employer: PragmatiQ Solutions (https://www.pragmatiqsolutions.co.uk/)

Current role?
My current role involves everything from running the operations of the business, sales, marketing and commercial partnerships.

Typical day?
What is a typical day for you? Most days are different so it's not the easiest question to answer. The biggest challenge we face, as do many businesses, is sales. As a result I spend a lot of time at networking events, having 1-2-1's with individuals from those events, exhibitions, etc. We are also heavily investing in digital marketing and trying to grow our online presence, so a lot of my time is also taken up on this.

Career developments?
When I first left NTU I started work as a bar manager, and now I'm Managing Director of a business I co-founded with a good friend of mine, who is also an alumni from Nottingham Trent. There has been a stint at selling phones and 12 years in recruitment, so it hasn't happened overnight, but overall I'm pleased with how my career has progressed.

Challenges?
There are always challenges and I have faced my fair share. I think the key is not to hide and face them head on. 'You don't know what you don't know', and the only way you're going to learn is by throwing yourself into it. I've had plenty of stressful situations where I'm not always sure what the best step to take is. In these situations I normally take advice, use my experience, or trust my instinct. If I get it right then great and if I don't then I make sure I learn from what went wrong. As I say, the key is being brave and facing them.

Your NTU experience?
I think socially Nottingham Trent were some of the best years of my life and my advice to anyone still there is, don't take them for granted - it'll be over before you know it. In terms of academically, I could have applied myself slightly more, but I came out with a 2:1 and that gave me plenty of confidence to take into job applications and interviews.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
The environment was great and I always felt supported.

Career highlights?
A couple of key achievements/highlights come to mind. In my previous career I had a few years where I was a top sales consultant within the business, and more recently setting up my own company that we have achieved and grown without any outside investment to date.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
Many people. I think to be successful you have to be resourceful and it's one of the main things I've taken into setting up my own business. People are willing to help, but you have to get yourself out there, find out who can help you and ask them! If you wait for it to come to you, it won't! In terms of who has inspired me it would probably be a mix of the greatest football manager to ever walk the earth in Sir Alex Ferguson, my old boss Martin Ewings, and lastly my dad, who I'm hoping doesn't read this as I'll never hear the end of it!

Advice for others?
It follows on from my previous answer really - go and get it. You have to go and make things happen and to do that you have to have the drive and determination. They are fantastic qualities that will absolutely drive you forward in both your career and in life.

Also, if you have any sense of entitlement then lose it, and lose it quickly. All too often I see graduates coming into the world of work and thinking that they are entitled to a pay rise, or job promotion, or extra responsibility, without wanting to put in the graft and hard hours to really earn it. Don't get me wrong, being impatient can be a good quality as it helps to drive you forward, but that doesn't mean you're entitled! I've been impatient my whole career and still am, but I'm more than prepared to put the hours, days, months, years in; whatever it takes to get there. If you are doing the right things, you'll climb the career ladder and in that the remuneration will follow, but give it time...you've got your whole career ahead of you!

Plans for the future?
My main focus at present is on growing PragmatiQ Solutions. I often find myself working 70/80 hour weeks, but when you're driven and motivated by what you do, it doesn't really feel like that. I'm incredibly passionate about what we are able to deliver for our clients and the work we do, so I wouldn't swap any of it - maybe slightly less hours eventually!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuartgoldwater/
Online Graduate Profile Shraddha Rane 16/10/2019  
Name: Dr Shraddha Rane
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quote: [NTU has a great environment for study, as well as for extracurricular activities.]

Course: MRes and PhD, Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy
Year: 2009 and 2015
Job title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Employer: The University of Manchester

Current role?
As a researcher I work on scientific projects, especially on diseases categorised as (but not limited to) autoimmune/ inflammatory diseases. It involves researching the background, publications, known knowledge, generation of hypothesis, designing and conducting experiments and generation of data, publication of scientific findings in research journals, presenting them at national/international conferences. It also involves supervising students, grant applications, gaining experience with/training on the current technologies etc.

Typical day?
Not all the days in the week are similar. Typically a day may involve conducting experiments, data analysis, literature review, working on publications, planning the experiments/week ahead, meetings, supervising students, marking etc.

Career developments?
Post PhD from NTU, I moved to Manchester and started working as Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Manchester. Some of my work has been published in scientific journals and international conferences; some work is in the pipeline for publication.

Challenges?
I moved to the UK for my Masters. Moving out of your country of origin and living away on your own, away from family for the first time, comes with its own set of challenges along with the academic challenges. However not losing the confidence in myself kept me going; overcoming any hurdles in the way. My friends and colleagues at NTU and especially my family (although living across in a different continent) were my constant support.

Your NTU experience?
NTU has a great environment for study as well as for extracurricular activities. It has helped me get all the training I needed to continue and shape my career. There are different communities one can become a member of and the international student support centre is great in providing necessary help to students, including visa applications for overseas students. Student population is very diverse ethnically and culturally. I had the opportunity to meet/work with people from different countries across the world. That experience has been quite valuable throughout. I even started learning an international language along the way.

Advice for others?
Keep going, keep chasing your dreams.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
Students get a lot of support from the university - there is the student support centre, and the international lounge where students can visit the advisers and seek guidance when needed. There are different communities students can join, and take part in different activities, and the Employability support centres offer careers advice, including CV preparation, etc.

Career highlights?
After coming from overseas, finding my feet in a new country and be able to continue in the field I am passionate about is extremely valuable to me.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
There have been different people at various stages in my career I went to for advice. My parents, friends, senior colleagues and supervisors at NTU have been a great source of support and guidance.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shraddha-rane-a2b58317/
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