Eloise Faggi

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

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

I enjoyed contract law the most in first year, and chose comparative contract law in second year. I liked how with each academic year their were more modules to choose from ranging from a variety of different things and the ability to write research papers. I also really enjoyed the opportunity to study law abroad in another country (I was in Bologna, Italy) as it gave a great comparison and also allowed me to have a year extra of university.

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?

In 2020/2021 I was awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Excellent achievements due to receiving a high first-class mark in my second year. In 2022/2023 (final year) I was awarded the Alexander Lofgen Prize for the strongest contribution to pro bono culture at the university. Pro Bono was something that I dedicated any spare time I had to since first year and it was nice to see all my hours and effort spent on various projects was recognised.

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

I was the General Secretary of Women and Law Society (2022/2023), I was part of Italian society, the Boxing Club, ELSA and the Law Society.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

After a difficult few years (the pandemic/strikes) my overall highlight was graduating with a first and receiving my Alexander Lofgen award despite this. 

What will you miss the most about University?

I will mostly miss living with my friends, studying together and going on campus to study. I will also miss being able to choose different models I am interested in studying.

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 main piece of advice would be to learn what your own balance is with studying, extracurricular activities and socialising. As hard as it can be try and focus entirely on your own path and don’t compare to what other students are doing and how they manage their work and spare time. Allow yourself a few weeks to figure out what works best and how to organise and prioritise everything you’re doing.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I am starting my SQE in September (2023) as I have a training contract with Simmons & Simmons LLP starting in 2024.


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