Fanaaka Chidakwa

Country: Zambia
Subject of study: International Law Conflict and Security
Year of graduation: 2019
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

It brings the practical and modern aspects of the law of war and its challenges in our time. It has lecturers who are active participants in the field. I also liked the cultural diversity and harmony during the course.

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What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

Being chosen to attend the international conference on ‘Hybrid warfare’ organised by the Exeter Centre of International law, enabling me to meet leading scholars and policy makers from around the word. The second has been doing practical exercises in the international law applicable to Cyber Operations. 

What will you miss the most about University?

Interactions with lecturers from the Exeter Centre for International law The greenery and the lovely university spaces- It is a beautiful campus.

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?)

 Exeter offers a very good study environment both on and off campus the Lecturers in my field are very keen to impart knowledge and stimulate debate on practical issues I enjoyed the cultural diversity and the career mentorship program.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

Further studies Head back to Zambia where I have been recently promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and are part of the Attorney Generals Chambers.