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Jasmine Lall

Jasmine
Lall

United Kingdom
Securing this role so soon after graduating was a huge achievement for me. I now get to work alongside people who are very experienced in the industry.

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Jasmine graduated in 2021 and now has a successful career as a reporting officer in toxicology. We caught up with her to find out how things have been going.

Q: Why did you choose to study at NTU?

A: I decided to study at NTU due to its excellent reviews and rankings in the UK university league tables for Forensic Science. I really liked visiting on Open Day – this was the factor that really drew me to NTU. As I walked around the Clifton campus, it looked like a really fun place and I could really see myself studying there.

Q: Outside of your studies, what was the most important thing you learned?

A: I learned how to be independent and look after myself, along with important life skills like budgeting. I also learned how to be organised, yet still have a good time.

Q: What makes you smile when you look back on your time at NTU?

A: The fun I had with the friends I made, from the spontaneous nights out to study groups! Graduation day has to be one of my most memorable days. It was emotional yet so lovely at the same time, and a chance to recognise your own achievements.

Q: What attracted you to a career in forensics?

A: Forensic Science is something that I have enjoyed learning about since I was young and I always have lots of fun watching crime documentaries! There are lots of different aspects of forensics that I enjoy, so I wanted to delve in and challenge myself in different work environments.

Q: What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

A: Although I learned lots about career paths in forensics during my time at NTU, I was fearful that it would be difficult to secure a role in the industry after graduation. However, I soon realised that were plenty of entry level or graduate roles available to enable me to launch my career.

I currently work as a toxicology reporting officer for one of the leading providers of forensic services to the England and Wales Criminal Justice System. I hope to develop my career in forensics and progress to more senior positions in the future. As to whether I will stay in toxicology, we shall see..

Q: What has been your biggest achievement and biggest challenge in your career so far?

Securing this role so soon after graduating was a huge achievement for me. I now get to work alongside people who are very experienced in the industry.

My biggest challenge so far has been moving away from home for work. I did move out whilst studying at NTU, but there is no student finance this time around!

Q: Any advice for current NTU students?

A: Honestly, enjoy University. It’s tough, but it’s such an enjoyable experience. Study hard and don’t leave everything until the last minute, but also enjoy yourself! Live your university life with no regrets both socially and educationally. Explore all of Nottingham’s food places, you will not be disappointed!

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