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Rupia Khan

Rupia KhanSenior Care Support Worker

BSc Child Nursing 

What made you choose Middlesex University?

At the time of applying for the BSc Hons Nursing course, I was recovering from a fracture and the disability advisor was willing to support me in getting into the nursing course as other universities rejected my application as soon as they saw that I was walking with crutches.

What attracted you to your course and made you apply?

It is something that I have always wanted to study.

What aspects of your course did you enjoy most?

Practical work experience and the friendly supportive lecturers.

What is your fondest memory of life at Middlesex?

Being a student ambassador.

What one piece of advice would you give to a prospective student interested in studying at Middlesex?

It's a very good university to study at and the atmosphere in general is brilliant.

How did your course and time at Middlesex help you to get where you are professionally today?

I learnt a lot while studying and this has helped me to work at the care home and build up to being in a senior care role.

Why did you choose the career you studied for?

I have always wanted to work with children in any sort of care setting.

What are the pros and cons of working within your professional field?

The cons are shift work, high expectations and Ofsted inspections. The plus side is it's rewarding to see children develop in their unique way.

How did you get your foot on the career ladder post university?

I looked at local papers and the internet for jobs.

What has been your defining career break or highlight to date?

After university I found it easy to secure a job which I'm still doing. This supported me financially and enabled me to settle down and have a family.

What does the future hold for you?

I would like to study a management course and be able to work on the managerial side of things in the care sector or care homes related to the care of children.

What are the top three career tips you would give to current students and recent graduates?

Ask friends and family to see if they know of jobs going.

Try to get work experience/placements as this is a real boost to your CV and looks good when searching for jobs.

Join job agencies and get them to alert you when suitable positions become available.

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