Please tell us a bit about yourself and your background
I’m currently a second year law student and also proudly the President of the University of Leeds Law Society. I have always had a real interest in volunteering and making a difference to my community. I have been involved in various youth organisations including being a Member of Youth Parliament for Walsall, a Birmingham Future Leader and one of eleven UK World leaders to visit Japan on a global leadership project. I am also a keen tennis player and love drama and have been very fortunate to deliver improvisational drama classes to disadvantaged young people in communities around the West Midlands. For those who know me, I would like to think I’m a cheerful person, who is always willing to have a laugh but then also a person who will work hard to achieve things in life.
What motivated you to apply to study your chosen course and why did you chose Leeds?
I have always had a real interest in the pursuit of justice and a fair trial, and so Law was the ideal degree for me to deepen my knowledge and understanding of these issues but also broaden my understanding of our current judicial and law system we use in the UK. I hope to be a Solicitor in the future working closely with the UK Government. The reason why I chose Leeds was that I wanted a University which had the right balance between academic reputation and extracurricular activities. It was very clear to me that Leeds was that university.
What do you think of your course, have there been any particular highlights for you?
As cringey as it sounds being a law student makes you feel like part of a community who respect and support each other. My particular highlight is hosting Law’s Got Talent this year, and having had the once in a life time opportunity to share some dance moves with the head of Law School himself!
How would you describe the help and guidance provided by the staff within the School of Law?
The help and guidance that is provided by staff is second to none, not only do they provide great advice but they are also incredibly passionate about what they do. The Leeds Law School staff are academically well known worldwide for their research and so having that on our doorstep is what any aspiring law student wants.
How would you describe the facilities at the University?
I’m sure many would agree that The Liberty Building is one of the nicest buildings on campus which provides great teaching rooms for seminars, moot practice and presentations. In my role as LawSoc President I'm hoping to also work towards a Law designated library working zone.
Have you been involved in extra-curricular activities, such as societies, summer placements etc? How have these enhanced your experience at the university?
I have been heavily involved with the Leeds Law Society this year, firstly as the Equality and Diversity sec and then being elected the President. As part of these roles, I have participated in various events put on by the Law School such as Law’s got Talent, the Pro-bono charity auction, the peer mentoring scheme and the trips to Dublin and Amsterdam. These have definitely enhanced by experience at University because I have been able to have a balance between academic opportunities and social activities.
Any other comments you would like to make?
I am very proud to be a Law Student at the University of Leeds and would encourage students to apply to this course and be part of our growing community!