Chloe Blount’s fascination with the criminal mind brought her back to education. Now she is graduating with her sights set on working in criminal law.
Chloe did various jobs after leaving college, including with the police, in customer services and sales. But after completing her studies in Criminology and Psychology at Worcester, she is now working in a solicitor’s firm.
“I am overwhelmed to be graduating with a 2:1 degree as I have always found studying difficult. I’m relieved, but over the moon with excitement,” said Chloe. “Throughout my time at university, I have had moments where I have struggled through and sometimes wanted to give up, but thanks to the support of my personal academic tutor and my study skills tutor, I was able to work through my worries and continue on the right path.”
Chloe was drawn to these subjects by her interest in learning about the mind of criminals. “I have always had a fascination for the criminal mind and have enjoyed reading books and watching documentaries about true crime,” she said. “With this interest in mind, I wanted to study criminology and psychology to build an understanding of the criminal minds and why people make the decisions they do.
In the final months of her degree Chloe has also been juggling full-time employment after securing a Team Assistant role at Thursfields Solicitors.
This role has provided her with the opportunity to potentially complete a law degree with this firm. One day she aims to work within Criminal Law, bringing both the Criminology, Psychology and future Law degree together.
“I am enjoying building my knowledge and gaining experience by helping our clients and would love to build my skills further within one of the largest law firms in the region,” she said.
She praised her lecturers, who she said had always been there to offer support. “Considering the intensity of writing a dissertation and the volume of work that goes into a dissertation, it has been my best memory that the lecturers go that extra mile to treat us so amazing throughout, such as with coffee and donuts in our dissertation class,” Chloe added.
The University’s annual autumn Graduation Ceremonies will take place as planned from September 12-14 in the beautiful and historic Worcester Cathedral followed by celebration receptions at the City Campus. No Worcester graduates have been affected by the marking and assessment boycott.
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