Lekha Palaypu

Country: United States of America
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2023
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

The wide range of modules that I chose allowed me to challenge myself and prove to myself that i can succeed in a legal career. I thoroughly enjoyed learning from my lecturers who took the time to create such an amazing law program at Exeter. I am so appreciative of my peers who made my transition into Exeter much easier and taught me how to have fun while learning! Overall, I learned how to be an independent learner and thinker and that is a gift I am so grateful for and will continuously learn to develop.

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

Legal Foundations Module Representative, Events Officer in Lawyers Without Borders, Law Student Representative

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

My overall growth as an adult has been a major highlight for me at Exeter. From growing into an independent thinker, to bettering my work ethic, to learning how to live alone in a new country, and ensuring to keep in touch with my peers and family, I can safely say that my time at Exeter has given me a glimpse of what an adult life feels like and it feels amazing! 

What will you miss the most about University?

Just having simple nights in with my university friends.

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?)

 It is a great university that has helped me grow in so many ways. You will absolutely find your place here one way or another if you just trust the process. In terms of academics, allow yourself to really listen feedback from lecturers and implement it, it will make an immense difference on your marks. Furthermore, ensure that you are not being too hard on yourself and enjoy the learning process in all aspects. University is all about learning smart not hard. You will get the hang of everything as long as you try and by the end of it you will surprise yourself on how far you have come academically and personally.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

Now that I have graduated, I will be continuing my studies at Exeter by doing an LLM in Law and Business. In the long term, I aspire to become a qualified lawyer soon after.

 

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