Ella Jayne Morgan

Country: United Kingdom
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2024
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

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.

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 Malcolm Mead Employment Law Prize for the highest overall mark in the Employment Law module. Receiving this award meant a lot to me, as whilst Employment Law proved complex at times, I loved studying it and was ecstatic that my hard work paid off.
Additionally, I received a Dean’s Commendation for Exceptional Performance, as I was one of the highest-performing students in my Faculty. It was so rewarding to see my commitment to my degree recognised.

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

During all three years at University, I have been a member of Footlights, the University’s biggest musical theatre society.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

 I think my highlight will have to be Graduation Week, as it is so empowering to see everyone coming together to celebrate their achievements after all the effort that we have put in over the years!

What will you miss the most about University?

Without a doubt what I will miss most is the people. I have made so many amazing friends for life during my time at University, particularly within my musical theatre society. The incredible memories I have made with so many people at University will stay with me forever.

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 most important advice I can offer to current and future students is to never be afraid to ask for help throughout your degree. The level of independent study that University requires can be daunting, but it is crucial to remember that all teaching staff are there to support your success. Whilst it may be nerve-wracking, asking for help is a sign of strength and not weakness. I would always urge students to clarify any and all areas of confusion with lecturers – if you are confused, others likely are too, so your question may help many people!

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I now plan to sit the SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Exam), which represents the next step of my journey to becoming a practising solicitor.

 

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