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Police Constable

I really thrived in the way the course was structured in that there were many different types of assessment, but no exams.

Why I chose to attend Leeds Trinity

I chose Leeds Trinity as my place of study as I immediately felt the strong community feel by how much I was welcomed onto campus. I felt supported straight away and this continued throughout my studies.

Aras Sami front of campus.

My best student memories

I really enjoyed being in the Basketball team and especially attending the sports club social events. It was really nice that the different teams all mixed together and supported each other.

I was also a Student Ambassador for three years, enthusing others to attend Leeds Trinity and working at diverse events including open days and graduation. I progressed from being a Student Ambassador to Student Coordinator and then onto being a Student Recruitment Assistant in the Marketing team.

A great student experience

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and what really stood out was the amount of support I received, especially from Jon Radcliffe. I really thrived in the way the course was structured in that there were many different types of assessment, but no exams. The small class sizes also enabled me to engage a great deal with my fellow students and the lecturers.

Aras Sami gym.

What my placement told me

Before coming to University, I was split between wanting to be a teacher or a police officer. The placement I was able to take advantage of helped make my mind up that I wanted to go into the Police.

Utilising the careers support available

I got a chance to meet with representatives of West Yorkshire Police during an exhibition they were doing on campus. As well as speaking directly to them I benefited from the support of the myFuture team who helped discussed my career options.

Becoming a Police Constable

After graduating and finishing my role as a Student Recruitment Assistant I began my two years training as a Police Constable. I am aiming towards getting into the Armed Police Anti-Terrorism Unit.

My advice to others

I would definitely say that you need to be sure you know what you’re getting yourself into as it is a very challenging process and job. It took me nearly two years to get in, but all the effort and wait seems definitely worth it.