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Southampton Law School

Marc Goh LLB

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Southampton University was highly recommended by a lawyer back home who happens to be a Southampton University graduate herself. As a founding member of the Russell Group recognised internationally, it seemed like a pretty clear choice.

The most valuable experiences in my time here emerged from the opportunities to meet and form bonds with people from several different walks of life through life at halls, in school and out of the classroom.

Whilst reading law in my second year, I was presented with the opportunity to represent the school in the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition where I was grouped with law students in their senior year and coached by a very accomplished mentor. Apart from developing my ability to work with other individuals to meet high expectations and demanding deadlines, the harsh judging criteria of the competition gave me an aerial perspective of what to expect from court activity in future.

Teaching standards here have always been maintained at a high level, and the designed structure of lectures and tutorials have successfully set the pace for efficient learning. Additionally, help is always readily available when required. Tutors here are always willing to go the extra mile for their tutees, on both an academic and personal level.

Furthermore, the modern campus boasts exceptional facilities. Be it the library, faculty buildings or cafes, there will always be a conducive and comfortable spot for any student looking to get work done.

I have had the honour of being able to captain the Law School’s rugby team. Managing an entire team composed of rugby players from 11 different countries and instilling in them team core values was a task which proved difficult at times, but was also one which allowed me to recognise the need for an understanding and appreciation of different cultures and social habits. Additionally, the role provided me with opportunities to connect with several organisations for the purposes of our team’s plans, most notably our first team tour in South Korea and the University’s largest fundraiser held in partnership with UNICEF. The work involved with these organisations in the execution of such plans served as a crucial early introduction to the reality of today’s corporate landscape. The most valuable experiences in my time here emerged from the opportunities to meet and form bonds with people from several different walks of life through life at halls, in school and out of the classroom.

The city of Southampton has a lot to offer outside of Southampton University, and it would be a waste not to capitalise on this, but the best advice that I could give to any student embarking on a journey here is to strike a healthy work-life balance.

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