“If you believe in yourself, you can do it.”
Adam Mama-Rudd studied a masters in human rights. He is now a analytical support officer for the Independent Office for Police Conduct. He works with data that supports investigations into serious allegations against the police.
‘I struggled at school – I had issues with authority and as a result I messed up my A-levels. I knew I wanted to help people and I ended up working as a special constable and doing a number of different jobs to earn some money.
‘Eventually I did a foundation degree at a college and that gave me the qualifications I needed to start my studies at Hallam.
‘From speaking to friends at other universities, I think Hallam takes care of its students better than a lot of other institutions. The tutors’ doors are always open, everyone is approachable and warm, and it’s easy to settle in.
‘If you’re thinking about doing postgraduate study, my advice is don’t let money stop you. If you’re passionate about the subject, that’s all that matters.‘Don’t worry that you’re not clever enough. The lecturers are great and will help get you through. The biggest barrier is self-belief. If you believe you can do it, you can.’