Cheuk Ying Cherry Wong
What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?
I enjoyed studying the modules that I was offered. The Law School gave us a very high flexibility in picking the optional modules we wanted to study in our second and third year. The modules I did, such as Access to Justice Clinic and AI Law, were very practical and creative, which were very useful for preparing for my future career in commercial law.
Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?
BodySociety, Powerlifting Society, Women and Law Society, Exeter Law Society.
What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?
During my time at Exeter, I volunteered as a dog walker. I also volunteered as a musician at St Leonard’s Church. Giving back to the Exeter community helped develop a sense of community and strengthened the bonding between myself and other students and local residents. I found a sense of belonging which made my time in Exeter more fruitful.
What will you miss the most about University?
I will miss my friends and all other relationships I have established with teaching staff and colleagues at work. When I first arrived in Exeter I was scared that I would not make friends because I was always told the international population is very small (relative to universities around the UK) and it would be hard to meet people with an international background. Despite that I have put myself out and I met all my closets friends from Law and the societies that I was in. They have been very supportive throughout my time at Exeter and it’s encouraging to see how we all cheered each other on during the assessment seasons, and helped each other through the toughest times.
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?)
Realistically speaking, Exeter is the place to-be considering it is relatively affordable and the city has a lot to offer, including nightlife and outdoor activities. I was able to maintain a balance between studying and having a social life whilst in Exeter. Surrounded by the green environment has significantly improved my mental health too.
What are your plans now that you have graduated?
I am staying in the UK for good and I am currently applying for a Training Contract.