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Erika Miller - Civil Servant, Department for Education (Law LLB, 2015)

The module options felt modern whilst including all the traditional aspects of a law degree; Newcastle law school struck the right balance between tradition and modernity. It had a great reputation and seemed an exciting city to live in. Straight after graduating, I undertook the Teach First graduate scheme, the Leadership Development Programme. This involved teaching secondary school English full time and gaining a post grad in education. I finished my grad scheme and went to work in government policy development for the Department for Education, which is where I am now. Studying law gave me a deep appreciation for society and how it operates. That's been essential for working in government policy development. I present options on how the law can be changed to fit with the government's agenda. The best of both worlds - Newcastle is a modern, progressive institution with a firm footing in tradition.