Farida

Ambassador for Egypt

One of the best things about studying Law at the University of Liverpool is that I am studying alongside people from all over the world. The facilities here, especially the Law library really aid my studies. Even as a first-year student I am gaining an insight into how Law is practiced.

It’s exciting when we are split into groups to do mock trials and debates and act as professional lawyers and judges to develop our legal skills. My modules also cover interesting topics on social issues and politics. It is a great place for preparing you for your career and life. We receive a great amount of help and support from our lecturers and seminar tutors.

The Law Extra programme provides guest lecturers who give advice on life as a lawyer and the career and employability service gives help to improve our CVs to present to potential law firms when applying for vacation schemes. My time at Liverpool has helped prepare me for the diverse work environment I hope to work in in the future as an International Lawyer, due to the different experiences and extracurricular activities provided.

Liverpool is one of the best places to be a student, it is a very vibrant, iconic city, rich with different cultures and one of the friendliest cities I have ever been to, which makes it feel like a second home. Everything is within walking distance which saves time and money.


Farida's top tips

  1. Get involved and take part in various welcome week events to make new friends. 
  2. Keep busy to avoid homesickness (part-time job, volunteering, societies, sports etc.) I try to keep up with current affairs and attend as many society events as possible. Legal society events improve career prospects by hosting legal networking events which allow me to connect with people from law firms. I’ve also joined volunteering societies such as Help the Homeless.
  3. Try not to feel alone or overwhelmed, you are surrounded by people in the same situation as you are. 
  4. Familiarise yourself with your new surroundings by exploring the City and University campus and it will start to feel like a second home.