Raina Singh

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

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

There are many aspects of my degree programme that I have enjoyed! I cherished the environment in which I was taught as I had very supportive lecturers, who were willing to help students understand all of the topics fully. The seminars conducted were extremely informative and useful, since I was able to deepen and widen my knowledge on a variety of topics, through both group discussions, where opinions can be shared, and asking questions.

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 Alexander Lofgren Prize (Runner Up) 2022/23 for excellent contributions to pro bono culture at the University of Exeter. Being honoured with this prize means that I will continue to have a steadfast commitment towards giving back to the local community and society, making it a better place for all. I have enjoyed my time at Exeter and over the past three years, I was incredibly fortunate to have held various positions of responsibility, where I have been able to promote access to justice, equality and fairness. Achieving this award was the absolute perfect way for me to celebrate the completion of my undergraduate Law degree.

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

I  held positions of responsibility and multiple roles in the following societies and groups: South West Representative on the Student Action Network Committee at Amnesty International UK, Social Media Officer of the Make a Smile Society, Student Advisor

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

The highlight of my time at Exeter was studying and learning about the law, as I believe I have found my passion in life and I have formed a group of amazing friends who I will continue to keep in touch with! 

What will you miss the most about University?

I will miss the atmosphere of the University. All of the students and lecturers I have interacted with have been very warm and friendly. Additionally, I will miss the tranquillity I felt looking at the beautiful countryside views from Holland Hall.

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 advice for current and future students is to make the most of your time at the University of Exeter! Become actively involved in your department, as it is highly rewarding, and make as much use of the academic resources as you can. Ensure that you organise and manage your time effectively even though it may be tempting to procrastinate! Participate in extra-curricular activities through the numerous societies on offer and be open to different cultures and perspectives.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

Now that I have graduated, I plan on commencing a LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law at Queen Mary University of London in September 2023 with the hope of securing a training contract in the future as I wish to qualify as a solicitor.

 

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