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Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

BioPharmachem Ireland

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  Fergus O'Connell
A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.

Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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MH501
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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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The LLB is a great opportunity to specialise in law over a four year degree programme. Throughout the programme, you will gain skills which are essential for a career in law but which are also transferable to other areas, so you will have excellent employment prospects in both legal and non-legal careers.

This innovative programme is aimed at both the enhancement of academic excellence and the development of verbal and written advocacy skills through applied modules such as legal skills, dispute resolution and moot court.

In your first three years, you will receive excellent grounding in all of the core law subjects such as EU law, constitutional, contract, land and criminal law.

In your final year, you can choose from a broad range of specialist modules, like Transnational Litigation, Civil Liberties and Criminology. You can also decide to spend a year studying abroad or a year on work placement as part of this programme.


 
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As a graduate of LLB programmes you will be in a position to immediately enter professional training, either by sitting the Law Society FE1 examinations for entry to the solicitors’ profession or the King’s Inns Barrister-at-Law Degree entrance examination for entry to the barristers’ profession.

Studying law doesn’t mean you have to become a solicitor or barrister though. The skills you will gain throughout the LLB degrees are highly transferable to other areas of work and you will be in an excellent position to pursue a law or non-law career.

Students with a law degree have gained employment in areas as diverse as: business and finance, management consulting, journalism, policy development, the NGO sector, and for national and international public organisations (such as the EU or UN).

Many Postgraduate study options are also available.



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