ARU Blogs — Syeda

University student and blogger Syeda

Faculty:Business and Law

School:School of Economics, Finance and Law

Course: LLB (Hons) Law

I am Syeda and I study Law at ARU in Cambridge.

Currently, I am in my first year at the end of my second semester. I am glad I choose to study law at ARU as there are excellent resources available to the law (and non-law) students. From our very own Anglia Law School Law Clinic, to a mock court room, to very approachable and highly experienced qualified academics, including those who have been practising in the real world of law, we have it all.

Moving to Cambridge has been a completely new journey and a new phrase of my life. Living in halls gave me my own little home where I am in charge of my space. As much as it sounds scary to move out to university, it made me feel independent and I made great friends from across the world with whom I can cook, go out, do fun stuff or sit for a cuppa when I miss family back in Surrey.

In my spare time, I enjoy walking around the city which is three-minute walk from my accommodation, to do bit of shopping, go for a nice meal or for a walk with my friends in Cambridge's beautiful parks. Also, there is always something going at the Students' Union or events arranged by the University so it’s never boring!

I am also a Student Ambassador, an Employability activator, a Residential Assistant in one of the halls, and a Student Adviser in the Law Clinic. Now I am also excited to be a Digital Student Ambassador. I believe it gives me an opportunity to develop my interpersonal skills and encourage other students, by sharing my experience, that they have got this. I have been in your place and I know how important it is to feel supported and to know what it takes to be the best version of yourself.

So here I am, with my experiences and hacks to tackle uni life. Stay tuned!

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8 February 2021

Studying a degree at university is hard, especially if it's Law! It takes commitment and hard work. From all-nighters if you are a night owl, or early mornings if you are an early bird, to long hours of research, studying, note-making, reading, million cups of coffee and willpower. Read more…

9 October 2020

At ARU, mental health is just as important as physical health. I have received excellent support from ARU during tough times and wanted to highlight some of the support services that are available to you as a student. Read more…

18 February 2020

As a second-year law student at ARU, I’ve had the opportunity to be a volunteer adviser at the University's Law Clinic in Cambridge. It’s been unforgettable and I want to share my experience. Read more…

18 November 2019

My first year studying law at ARU has been fantastic! It’s not been easy - however, when you really want something you work hard for it. Read more…

18 November 2019

‘You're starting university in January?’ I was bombarded with that question a lot before I came to ARU. Starting in January may seem unusual. However, for me it was the perfect option. Read more…


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