Following last month’s graduation celebrations, we caught up with recent final year LLB graduate, Victoria James who scooped the prize for ‘Best student in Employment law’. In this Q&A, Victoria outlines why she chose to study at Bristol, what she loved about her course and how she came to realise her full potential.

What made you decide that Bristol University was the one for you?

When researching and deciding upon a university, I knew I wanted somewhere which offered an academically stimulating course, whilst also being in a city which I would enjoy living in. For me, Bristol University offered both of those, as well as offering great career opportunities. Not only is Bristol a vibrant city, it is also one which provides something for everyone. In addition, the Law course at Bristol is structured in a way which tries to give you as many optional modules as possible. This allows you to tailor your degree towards the areas you are most interested in or take an open module from a different degree discipline to add variety. I was therefore able to guide my study towards my desired career as a commercial solicitor, choosing modules such as Company Law, Corporate Law Simulation and an open module of Mathematics.

What have you found most inspiring during your time at the University of Bristol?

As students of the University of Bristol, we are incredibly lucky to have such passionate tutors, many of who are leading academics in their respective fields. In Employment Law, for example, our lecturers’ research has been used as key material in recent Supreme Court judgements. To attend a lecture on a case whereby the lecturers’ work is a formative part of the judgement not only makes it more exciting, but also brings the lecture to life. That being said, I have been most inspired by my friends and fellow Law students at the university. Despite having different strengths, interests and aspirations, we have all pulled together, sharing ideas and helping each other through the more pressured moments. To share my time at university with such intelligent, thoughtful […]

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