Laura Scofield

Laura Scofield

How important was your Abertay degree in helping you to pursue your career?

The degree I obtained from Abertay has been extremely helpful in the pursuit of my career. In my current job as a Family Support Coordinator for families affected by imprisonment, the knowledge and skills I obtained from my degree in Criminological studies has been very important as it provided me with knowledge of the Criminal Justice System.


What does your current job involve?

I currently work for Families Outside, a charity which seeks to mitigate the negative effects imprisonment has on families in Scotland through the provision of support and information. My role directly involves providing in-depth family support to both children and young people in families who have a loved one imprisoned.


Do you have any advice for students?

Stick with it! Learning and studying at university teaches you about yourself. It builds skills and experience which may not seem important at the time, but are invaluable in the workplace.