Department: Department of Politics, History and the Brunel Law School
College: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Brunel University was my first choice out of the universities I applied to because it felt more like a community than the others. From the start I was given the opportunity to engage in discussions online regarding the school, my program of choice and the UK/Europe in general. They were with me every step of the way, unlike other universities which only contacted me to confirm choice and a 'thank you' for applying.
I like the relationship the professors have with the students, I am able to approach any of my lectures with ease and have a one-to-one conversation with them if I need help. My class is fairly small making it easier to get to know my fellow students and create a bond that will continue past graduation. If you ever need anything there is always someone there to go to for help.
It was especially difficult for me moving across the world to a country that I've never been to, but by trying new things and moving out of my comfort zone, I was able to make new friends, which made the transition easier for me. Also, volunteer whenever possible! It's an easier way to find something you like to do and grow as a person.
I am the current events manager for the Brunel University Law Society, for which my latest project has been planning the 2014 Law Ball, our first in over 2 years. I have also been involved in the Brunel Law School Buddies program, which aims to reach out to students who are planning to enter the next phase of their lives. Activities include making phonecalls to provide more information of applicants/parents, tours around campus and lectures on what to expect from your university/degree.I plan to become a family lawyer and continue running my family's law firm back in Canada. I would also like to start a summer placement scheme for Brunel students to have an opportunity to gain work experience overseas.