It's funny how strangers can band together and unite against a common enemy. Derby Day, an annual competition of sports between UEA and Essex University, somehow brings this out in students across campus, no matter what degree they study. Even I was roped into the temporary confederation during the occasion, despite the fact that I … Continue reading We Are The Champions
Once-upon-a-time, the UK was recognised for its pioneering justice system, especially with its Legal Aid scheme that allowed vulnerable individuals to receive support from the government. This included assistance in meeting financial costs for legal advice, representation in court or tribunals, and many more. Since the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of … Continue reading Justice: Endangered Or Extinct?
Both 'proms' and 'balls' have become synonymous with 'mayhem' in my dictionary. Although it's a time of celebration and freedom to enjoy yourself, chaos always ensues in the hours, days, weeks and months that lead up to the occasion. There's this expectation - especially for us females - to find the "perfect" outfit, have matching … Continue reading Blind As A Bat
It's a truth universally acknowledged that established law firms who invite students to attend their Open Days, must be in want of punctual, smartly dressed and enthusiastic individuals. Despite having the pleasure of joining Howes Percival, a recognised regional law practice, during their Open Day earlier this year, I was unfortunately only able to tick … Continue reading Howes Percival
WHAT. A. RELIEF. Last week, I received an email which officially stated that I passed all of my modules for first year and can successfully move on to my second year. Seems like all of the time I spent in the library paid off. While I'm gratified about this mini-achievement, I can't emphasise enough how … Continue reading Grading My 2016/2017
Having been in full-time education for (give or take) 18 years, I'd say I felt pretty experienced and confident at taking notes before coming to university. Little did I know how different the expectation was for taking notes at lectures compared with at classrooms. Before Uni: Used paper/notebooks Wrote down every single thing that my … Continue reading Note-Taking Nerd
On December 5th 2016, I went volunteering for the first time with Street Law. This is a pro bono, outreach programme with the goal of teaching young people about their legal rights and responsibilities within the community, while encouraging them to attend Higher Education. I was with four other people, and we took a 30 … Continue reading Fakenham Academy