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Stephanie Piri (BSc Chemistry with Forensic Analysis 2013)


I am a Crime Scene Investigator for the Royal Gibraltar Police. My job is very interesting and every day I am putting into practice what I learnt whilst at university. I also recently competed at the Commonwealth Games, having spent 3 years at university training for it.

Why did you choose to study at the University of Reading?

As an overseas students I needed my university to be close to London for the airports but I wanted to be far enough away to get some green space, something there is plenty of in Reading.

What was the best bit about living and studying in Reading?

The campus was green and open. Town wasn't far away.

What top tips would you give to students who are beginning their studies?

Make friends, have a good time, but don't neglect your studies.

What are you up to now? How did you get there?

Finding evidence to put the bad guys away!

How has the University of Reading and the Careers Centre helped in your chosen career path?

It was my Forensic Analysis lecturers that inspired me to become a CSI.

What are your top tips for students graduating this year? What should they be doing to secure the job they want?

Be patient. It can take a while to get the job you want. Don't give up. Keep those applications going.

What does the University mean to you and what is your favourite memory?

Home away from home. I lived there for 3 years. I made some of the best friends I have there. My favourite memory is graduating with them.

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