Anwar 'Ash' Khan
- Current role: Lawyer
- Year of graduation: 2010
- Degree course: LLB Law (Honours)
I was never too great at coursework, but with extra support and guidance from staff I was able to tailor my writing style to address key points in my coursework.
We asked Anwar...
What is your current role and how did you get to this point in your career?
I am a Lawyer for a District Council where I advise on commercial law and contracts. I got to this point in my career by having a mixture of private practice and in-house legal counsel roles.
How did your studies at the University of Hertfordshire help shape your career?
I learnt the importance of independent study mixed with the various group study exercises, which enabled me to learn and hone my research and communication skills in public as well as in a client advisory role.
What made you decide to study at this University?
The learning environment and the facilities. The resources available as well as the tutors who were always available to talk to and offer support.
What was the best or most useful thing about your course?
The encouragement from the staff and the support to tackle tricky subjects or areas which I had difficulty in improving on. I was never too great at coursework, but with extra support and guidance from staff I was able to tailor my writing style to address key points in my coursework.
What is your stand out memory from your time at the University?
The moment when I could celebrate and graduate with my friends and family after all the hard work and revision.
Are you still in contact with friends you met at the University of Hertfordshire?
Yes, I am in contact with many of my friends from the University of Hertfordshire. Some have even offered me guidance and have helped with interview advice and roles following my degree. Some of my friends also went on to study the LPC as well.
What advice would you give your younger self if you were starting at the University tomorrow?
Not to be too hesitant to answer incorrectly in class. I learned more when I asked more questions in class and with colleagues.
Do you have any advice for University of Hertfordshire graduates who are considering a career in your industry?
Try your best. Don’t have a fixed idea on what happens after graduation. Your opportunities are limitless. The skills you learn are made for the professional world. Take every opportunity for work that is available and make the best of the great staff there to advise you.
What are your future career plans/ ambitions?
More charity work and let the next career step come naturally. I carried out some charity work a few years ago and want to help more in third world countries. Here's a link if you would like to know more.