Discover Samira's journey at Warwick and what led them to apply for the LLB Law.
How did you find out about Warwick?
I found out about Warwick through the league tables for law in the UK.
Did you consider studying anywhere else? What made you choose Warwick?
I was fascinated by the emphasis on a dynamic worldview, more specifically though, the emphasis placed on law in context and the vast choice of optional modules.
How did you feel to be awarded a scholarship?
It felt SO validating! I certainly felt as though I could succeed at anything I set my mind to.
Who was the first person you told when you received the news about your scholarship and how did they react?
My dad. He was literally speechless, seeing that it was the second tier of the award as well was even more encouraging to him
How did you apply and did anyone help you with your application form and visa application?
I was sent an automatic email urging me to apply for it. I received guidance from a warwick alumna in relation to the question concerning the existing societies at warwick. I didn’t need to apply for a visa.
What was your first impression of Warwick when you first walked around campus?
The trees! I stay at westwood where we have a lot of them and everything is always just so scenic. walking towards central campus I pass the lord bhattacharya building which I find so modern and just generally nice to look at!
What is the best thing about Warwick?
I would say the people - staff and students. It’s only been a few weeks but so far everyone seems equally committed to an unspoken common goal and that really fosters a genuine feeling community, even at such a large institution.
What's the worst thing about Warwick?
Personally, its the walk from my accommodation to literally anywhere else on campus haha
How is your accommodation?
I stay at westwood. apart from the constant wasps I generally love it. the rooms are quite spacious and there’s a general feeling of community here. I don’t mind the walk too much actually, it’s great for making friends to and from the accommodation
Are you a member of any societies?
I am a member of the Nigerian Society, the Black Womens Project, the Warwick Africa Summit and the Warwick African Caribbean Society. so far, I have only gone for meet and greet events. but I did sign up for the ACS’ afro fest recently.
What are your plans when you graduate?
I plan to go on to a masters degree as a gateway to my human rights advocacy path.
What would you say to someone considering applying for an Undergraduate Global Excellence scholarship at Warwick, what would it be?
My advice would be go for it ! Any doubts you might be having are a product of your own mind, and who control your mind? You do! The worst thing that could happen is not getting it, which is miles better than not getting into university in the first place.
What one thing makes you happy about Warwick?
The academic reputation :) and support from teachers as well.
LLB Law enables you to develop an in-depth understanding of the technical and doctrinal aspects of the law, and a critical awareness of the role law can play in contemporary society. Warwick Law School is renowned for its high-quality research and draws on this expertise in its teaching. The School emphasises a contextual approach to, and international and comparative perspectives on, the study of law.