Small screen inspires big career move for forensic fan Tayla

“It's been the best four years of my life. I'm so glad that I came to university because I wasn't going to but it was definitely the best decision that I ever made."

Tayla Pomroy, MSci Forensic Investigation

A CSI fan has turned her love for crime shows into a career after quitting her day job to study Forensic Investigation at Staffordshire University.

Tayla Pomroy, 23 from Stevenage, went straight into a full time role working at a hospital when she finished her A Levels but decided to leave her job to enrol on the MSci Forensic Investigation course.

“After a year, I realised that I didn't want to do my job for the rest of my life. So I sat down with my parents and had a discussion and that’s when the CSI idea came up.” she explained.

“It's going to sound clichéd but I really liked CSI and those kind of TV shows so I thought it would be cool to study. It was completely different to what I expected - CSI makes it look easy!"

Tayla took on the challenge and excelled in her studies gaining a 2.1 degree. Tayla has also secured a job as a Detention Officer with Hertfordshire Constabulary and will take up the role this autumn. She believes it is never too late to pursue your dream career and hopes others will follow in her footsteps.

“It's been the best four years of my life. I'm so glad that I came to university because I wasn't going to but it was definitely the best decision that I ever made.

“If I hadn't come to university then I would probably still be working at the hospital doing the same thing day in day out. Now I’m looking forward to what my next job role brings.”

For details of Staffordshire University courses with a September start visit http://www.staffs.ac.uk/clearing/ or call our Clearing hotline on 0800 590 830.

Discover more about part time and postgraduate course options by attending our special information evening in the Science Centre this Wednesday September 6 or email enquiries@staffs.ac.uk.

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