Law graduate's magic results
Posted on Wednesday 25th July 2012
University of Bolton law graduate Michelle Cardno didn’t hang around after completing her studies, landing her ‘dream job’ just hours after receiving her final marks.
Michelle, who graduated from the University on Friday 15 July, has secured a full-time role with Bolton Citizens Advice Bureau. She will be working as a social welfare law advisor, helping local people with a range of social law issues including debt, employment and immigration.
And it’s a double success for Michelle whose dissertation on Witchcraft Acts in the United Kingdom has been published and is now available to download as a Kindle book.
Former businesswoman Michelle, who has four children, praised the University for helping her combine family life with studying as a mature student.
‘The University was so accommodating, it wasn’t daunting at all. I would like to encourage others to go back to education after raising a family as it really is worthwhile.’
Michelle moved to the University of Bolton after starting her degree elsewhere and becomes the second member of her family to be part of the University. Her father John Cardno was the first senior lecturer in metallurgy at Bolton Institute in the 1970s, which later became the University of Bolton.
Said Michelle: ‘I wasn’t happy where I was and sought a fresh environment to continue my studies. I found upon coming to Bolton that the staff here and the support they offer to students throughout their course is incredible.’
‘My father always advocated adult education and said you should never stop learning. He was also a student at the University after deciding to combine lecturing with further studies.’
Having successfully completed her degree and landing her dream job, Michelle’s is also celebrating the publication of her e book.
Michelle said: ‘It arose from my lifelong interest in the Pendle witches. The potential to expand on the subject and incorporate the mass miscarriages of justice which have spanned over 400 years was incredible. For it to be available for others to download and read is fantastic!’
Michelle will begin working towards the Ilex level 3 legal executive lawyer qualification next year, where she hopes to specialise in employment and debt advice.