Bianca Owoghiri

Country: Nigeria
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2020
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

I always love learning, and this degree gave me the opportunity to explore various aspects of Law that I had not considered before. From interdisciplinary modules like Art and Law to core modules like Contract Law, I was able to learn, as well as apply my knowledge to real world problems. I would have never known my passion for Law without the opportunity to explore these modules with amazing lecturers.

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

President of Exeter BAME Law, Global Chums Mentor, Student Mentor for H2E, Women in Business, ACS and Exeter Pole Fitness.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

My personal highlight was being part of the Exeter BAME Law Initiative. Each day I worked or volunteered to better the experiences of BAME and International students at Exeter was so rewarding to me. I also have to say that the other highlight was the food trucks that came to campus every Wednesday. 5 stars. 

What will you miss the most about University?

I’ll miss the gorgeous Streatham campus, even the dreadful hills it took to get there. I’ll miss the city centre too. Mostly, I’ll miss my friends and the amazing people I got to meet and work with.

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?)

 My experience as an international student was interesting – to say the least. You will be exposed to things that you many never have experienced, and you may face culture shock (I know I did!) but whenever I struggled in my academic or social life, I would always tell myself that ‘the some of you is not the sum of you’ and it became my mantra. One bad day or one bad grade doesn’t define you. You are more than that. At uni, you will also need to work hard, but you also have to remember to have fun. Friends are important to keep you grounded. They will be your support system, and that is so important especially as an international student. Lastly, be the change Exeter needs. Activism works.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I will be going to the Law School in my home country to become part of the Bar Council. Afterwards, I will be back to do my LLM.


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