Abigail Wilson

Country: United Kingdom
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2019
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

I loved the freedom of final year to choose modules that I was deeply interested in. I found all my chosen subjects to challenge my way of thinking and stretch my academic ability. I am leaving with not only a deeper understanding of my specialised area of law, but also with a greater love for the subject, and desire to pursue a career in this area.

Some of the students were are profiling have in addition to their degree been awarded a departmental prize or award in recognition of their exceptional achievements. If this applies to you please can you tell us about the award you have received and what this award means to you?

I was awarded the Ashurst Prize for the best overall LLB student in 2019. I was blown away to have been awarded this prize. I have never considered myself especially academic, but have always tried my hardest and put 100% into everything I do. This prize has encouraged me to continue to work my hardest no matter what the challenge, and to throw myself into every new adventure.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Exeter University Ladies Football Club, Just Love Exeter.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

My highlight from the past three years has been having the opportunity to be involved in so many different things, whether that be representing Exeter in sport, volunteering in the local community, leading a social justice society or getting stuck into my course. But most of all being able to do all of these things alongside some of the most incredible people. 

What will you miss the most about University?

So much! It’s so hard to pick one thing – but the atmosphere that Exeter campus seems to have is something very special! There is a constant buzz of friendly, outgoing people who make the general environment very unique to Exeter and I will most definitely miss this very much.

What advice would you give to current and future students? (If you are an international student what would you like to tell future students from back home who might be thinking about applying to study in Exeter?)

 Get stuck in! Exeter may seem small but it has so much to offer! University is such a unique time to try something completely new, meet people completely different to yourself, and develop who you are as a person. Regardless of whether you are going into first, second or third year, its not too late to get involved and make the most of all the university has to offer.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I am hoping to go into international law and human rights.


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