Mohamed Azmi Abdelghaffar Mohamed

Country: Egypt
Subject of study: Commercial Law
Year of graduation: 2023
Type/Level of study: Postgraduate Taught

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

My Master’s in Commercial Law at the University of Exeter was a rich and rewarding experience. The International Commercial Law and International Banking Law courses broadened my understanding of cross-border transactions and global financial regulations. My dissertation on ‘E-bill of lading’ allowed me to contribute to the evolving discourse on electronic documentation in international trade. The courses in International Arbitration and Corporate Law and Governance provided valuable insights, and the guidance of inspiring professors, such as Dr Isabelle Rueda and Dr Louise Loder, enhanced my academic journey. The collaborative learning environment and achievements, like winning a scholarship to attending a summer school course in Malta, made the program both challenging and fulfilling. The program not only deepened my understanding but also facilitated personal and professional growth, making it an invaluable experience.

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?

* Global Excellence Scholarship * Scholarship to attend a summer school course in Malta

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

 The vibrant cultural atmosphere and the sense of community that permeates throughout. Exploring the historic charm of the city, from the stunning cathedral to the picturesque Quayside, has been a delightful experience. Engaging with the local community and participating in events allowed me to immerse myself in the city’s rich heritage. The friendly and welcoming nature of the residents, along with the diverse range of dining and socializing options, created a warm and inclusive environment. Exeter’s blend of history, culture, and modern amenities made my time here memorable, contributing to a well-rounded and enjoyable academic and personal experience.

What will you miss the most about University?

The dynamic learning environment and the sense of academic community. The opportunity to engage with knowledgeable and inspiring professors, particularly in the field of Commercial Law. The supportive network of peers and mentors has not only contributed to my academic growth but has also created lasting connections. Beyond the academic sphere, I will miss the cultural events, extracurricular activities, and the overall vibrant atmosphere that the university community offered. Experiencing all of this has made my time at the University of Exeter truly memorable, and I will carry these enriching experiences with me as I move forward in my academic career.

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?)

 As an international student from Egypt, my advice to current and future students would be to embrace the entire university experience. Take advantage of the diverse academic opportunities and engage with professors who are not only experts in their fields but are also approachable and supportive. Cultivate a sense of community by participating in student communities and cultural events. This not only enriches your social life but also provides a platform to build lasting connections with people from various backgrounds. Explore the city of Exeter and its surroundings as Devon is a fantastic place to discover. The rich history and cultural heritage, coupled with the welcoming atmosphere, make it a fantastic place to live and study. Don’t hesitate to step out of your comfort zone, try new things, and immerse yourself in the local culture. For future students from Egypt considering studying in Exeter, I would encourage you to apply for the available opportunities such as the scholarships and appreciate the inclusive and diverse environment that the university offers. The support services for international students are excellent, helping you navigate any challenges you may encounter. Take advantage of resources like language support, cultural integration programs, and the global community on campus. Finally, remember that the university experience goes beyond academics. It’s an opportunity for personal growth, cultural exchange, and building a global perspective. Cherish every moment, make the most of your time here, and carry the valuable experiences with you as you pursue your future endeavours.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

Thanks to the knowledge and strong qualification I gained from the University of Exeter, I am thrilled to share that I have secured a studentship to pursue a Ph.D. in law. My passion for the subject has led me to choose a path in academia, and I aspire to become a lecturer in law. The supportive academic environment and the invaluable experiences at Exeter have fuelled my commitment to contribute to the field through research and teaching. I’m excited about the next chapter in my academic journey and the opportunity to further explore and contribute to the world of law.

 

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