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Southampton Law School student wins place at prestigious World Merit 360 programme

Published: 28 April 2016

Victoria Akintomide, a final year student at the Southampton Law School, has been selected from thousands of applicants to attend the prestigious World Merit 360 programme.

World Merit 360 is the world’s most significant programme for global citizens who want to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Working with other delegates at the UN Headquarters, Victoria will be collaborating to inspire change by creating youth lead initiatives that the UN will adopt and implement in achieving these goals. She will be trained to lead young adults within the World Merit’s network and beyond, in taking action and ensuring a better future for all.

Victoria will be working on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the UN in New York. She will be working on goal 16, which focuses on peace, justice and the creation of strong institutions globally.

Victoria says: “I was inspired to apply for the programme while taking the Public International Law module this academic year. I wanted to explore how I could put into practise the things that I have learnt within the course. I applied and was fortunate to be selected amongst thousands of applications.”

Professor Hazel Biggs, Head of Southampton Law School has commented on Victoria’s achievement: “I am delighted that Victoria has been successful in achieving a place on this prestigious programme. It is great to know that her studies in the Law School have inspired her to apply to the programme, and that it will set her on a path to future leadership.”

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