I was born and brought up in India’s capital New Delhi and did my schooling from Modern School (Barakhamba Road) in the Arts subjects. I always had the zest and zeal towards Law as it is a great subject that gives one a strong ground to stand on. Also, this subject makes one think out-of-the-box.
On completing my schooling, I was at the crossroads as to from which college I should pursue a law course as there is a plethora of educational institutions offering various law courses.
While searching for various options, I was guided by my education counsellor regarding UK’s University of Southampton. After researching about the University, I decided to visit the campus. With the help of the International Office who coordinated my visit, and arranged a tour of the beautiful green campus, the accommodation, and a chance to interact with distinguished professors from the University, I was soon convinced and made Southampton the firm choice on my UCAS application. The University of Southampton has a great ranking for law and has a world class teaching faculty. Moreover, their law degrees are not only accredited in the UK but are also recognised in a wide variety of countries, and even by the Bar Council of India.
Making a decision to study abroad was a tough task for me but all my apprehensions took a backseat once I joined this university.
The caring attitude combined with outstanding facilities, exceptional teaching, good accommodation and excellent social and sporting amenities make Southampton Law School the perfect place for one to start a career in law. Pursuing the LLB course from here is not only equipping me with knowledge and expertise for my future career but is also giving me the opportunity to experience a different way of life and make lifelong friends as there are quite a lot of international students here. This makes the university a diversified and an interesting place to study.
I am quite enthusiastic about sports. Back in India, I was a national position holder in basketball and equestrian. I have also joined the Basketball Society here at the university, though I don't know if I can give it as much time as I used to due to the workload. I have also joined a couple more societies (two of which are related to law), one is of a dance form and a few of the cultural societies.
Southampton as a city is very friendly and safe with various options for night life and entertainment for students. Be it clubs or a quiet evening with friends, there is something for everyone in Southampton. On weekends, I usually go with my friends to WestQuay for shopping as this shopping centre has all high street favourites in a single location.
It gives us the option for window shopping at the boutiques and designer stores as well as plenty of choices if the budget is tight.
I am enjoying every minute of my life here and although it gets a bit hectic at times, there is no better way to unwind than by being in sync with nature, clicking photographs and sharing them with my family and friends in India.