Courtney Jones

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

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

There’s so much that I enjoyed. First, the content was very engaging and I learned so much. I particularly enjoyed completing the comparative law dissertation – it was doing this that solidified my desire to pursue post-graduate research studies. And the lecturers were genuinely incredible, very knowledgeable and unbelievably supporting.

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

University of Exeter Law Society, Exeter International Law Society, Exeter University Cheerleading and Gymnastics Club, DebSoc

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

There’s so much to write here, I’m not sure how I’m supposed to pick something. I think just having the ability to discuss legal principles with leading experts in that area of law, the friends I’ve made, the things I’ve learned not just about law but myself, were so invaluable. 

What will you miss the most about University?

Fortunately I won’t have to miss it as I’m returning for post-graduate study (can’t get rid of me)! What I will miss, though, are all the people I met during the LLB who have graduated and gone on to other things. I know I’ll meet many more great people during my post-graduate study, but I will miss those first-year friendships, especially considering they were my anchor after having moved away from my home country for the first time.

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?)

The advice I would give is to enjoy it while it lasts. Three to four years seems like a long time when you’re just starting, but it will come to an end sooner than you realise. Make sure you appreciate it while you’re there. Also, get involved! Student societies in Exeter are incredible and provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills and meet so many people you otherwise wouldn’t. Finally, if you’re a prospective international student considering Exeter – just dive in head first and go. You won’t regret it.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

My plans now that I have graduated are to complete a PhD in Law, then qualify as a lawyer.


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