Alexandra Robinette

Country: Hong Kong
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2024
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

I especially enjoyed being a part of the Access to Justice Clinic as one of my final-year modules during my degree. Gaining real-life experience and helping people with legal issues they otherwise wouldn’t be able to tackle was an incredibly rewarding experience.

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 Alexander Lofgren Pro Bono Memorial Prize. This award is given to those who go above and beyond in assisting and volunteering for their local community, in memory of Exeter alumnus Alexander Lofgren, who was also from Hong Kong. This award means so much to me and it is so incredible to have my efforts with volunteering acknowledged. I won this award thanks to my dedication to advancing access to justice, promoting mental health awareness, and helping to make the legal industry more accessible for women as a committee member of the Women & Law Society.

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

The Law Society, International Law Society, Women & Law Society, LGBTQ+ & Law Society, and the LGBTQ+ Society.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

 I’ve made incredible, close friendships during my time at Exeter, and they have made me feel at home even while being in an entirely different continent.

What will you miss the most about University?

I will definitely miss the friends that I’ve made here. Every single study session and every day out in town with them made my time at University unforgettable.

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?)

 Join a society, and do your best to make the most of events, socials, and the support that your faculty can provide for you. If you’re thinking about studying Law, make sure to apply for a spot on the Access to Justice summer clinic or the final-year module!

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I will be moving back to Hong Kong to pursue the PCLL (Postgraduate Certificate in Laws), and hope to qualify as a solicitor there.

 

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Holly Simpson

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Ella Jayne Morgan

I thoroughly enjoyed the variety of modules available during my final year, which allowed me to explore areas of law that I was genuinely interested in. In particular, I loved working in the Exeter Community Law Clinic as part of the Access to Justice module, as I was able to use the knowledge and skills I had acquired to provide free advice to real people facing a wide range of legal issues. I found this experience to be both rewarding and extremely beneficial for my professional development.