Bramwell Keith-Johnston, BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Criminology
What are you doing now?
My role as a Forensic Administrator is very similar to exhibit handler roles at other companies, I check that we have received the correct exhibits in appropriate packaging with the correct details, I then log this on to the database before sending it to examination.
What were the main reasons you took the course?
It was very different to a lot of other courses and I thought it would continue to change and challenge me.
Why did you choose to study the course at the University of Derby?
Derby offered a very broad coverage of Forensics which would allow me to get some insight to different areas of Forensics while still attending an accredited course.
What impact has studying this course at Derby had on your career?
It has given me a respect for the Forensic process and its importance, this has helped me learn and adapt to my new role quickly.
How did the lecturers inspire you?
The lecturers were always available to support when needed and showed passion for their respective areas.
How do you feel the University has helped you in your career so far?
It enabled me to develop my social and professional skills which have helped me move to a different part of the country and start a new job.
What are your future plans?
I hope to remain where I am for a year or so before moving into a lab position, and am aiming for a casework exam position.
What would you say to anyone thinking of coming to study this course at the University of Derby?
Keep an open mind as it might not be what you expect but it’s worth it.
Who are you still in touch with from University of Derby?
I am still in touch with friends I made on the course and on other courses and also with David Bryson who has been a reference for me, and Ian Turner who has been dealing with my issues with the record of achievement.