Arta Ebrahimpour

Country: United Kingdom
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2023
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

Studying law at Exeter has been an incredibly enriching experience. This would not have been possible without the faculty members. The exceptional faculty members provided me with invaluable guidance and expertise, fostering a supportive learning environment. Their passion for the subjects and dedication to teaching made each lecture and seminar engaging and thought-provoking.

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 honoured to attain the Deans Commendation for attaining a stage average of 70% or higher in my inaugural year. This accolade held profound significance in my life. Starting university, I found myself beset by doubts and plagued by imposter syndrome, questioning whether I possessed the intellectual ability to undertake and excel in the study of law. Nonetheless, armed with resilience and unwavering determination, I overcame the obstacles that lay in my path. The acknowledgment of my achievements not only served as a reassurance that the notion of a single, ideal candidate for university study is fallacious, but it also underscored the profound truth that one can accomplish anything with steadfast commitment and a resolute mindset.

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

The University of Exeter Law Society.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

My time at Exeter has been defined by a multitude of unforgettable experiences, but among them, my greatest highlight has been immersing myself in the vibrant social scene. Regardless of the societies you join, there are always things to do, from seasonal balls, trips to the beach, to weekly socials. Each adventure and encounter with my friends led to my personal growth, making my time at Exeter an extraordinary chapter in my life’s narrative. 

What will you miss the most about University?

One thing that I will miss about university is the vibrant tapestry of campus life. Exeter has a beautiful campus, and there is so much to do.

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?)

 Nothing can prepare you for university and that is a good thing. Everyone’s experience is different. There are going to be ups and downs during your university journey, but the most important thing is staying true to yourself. Go beyond your comfort zone, network with different people and work on yourself. Although difficult to do, try not to get caught up with self-doubt. If you are ever struggling in any aspects, there are a variety of support out there. Don’t be shy and reach out. University is an important chapter in everyone’s life, take everything it has to offer. Finally, have no regrets.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I am honoured and thankful to say that I have a Training Contract with Slaughter and May and will be completing the steps in becoming a solicitor. This has always been my dream and I have been working towards it since the start of university. The support I received from the university played an important part to my success. This includes aspects of excellent teaching and career support. I think the biggest factor of support I received from the University of Exeter is the countless of opportunities the Law School provided me in engaging with people. From speaking to members of faculty on the future of the Law School to playing an important role in making a change in student’s lives. Every opportunity was another step in developing my personal and social growth.


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