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Student Profile: Priyam Sharma

Every faculty member, every academic, and every student has been so lovely to interact with. I feel comfortable and confident talking about my concerns, and I'm always excited to share my views with them, because I know they actually care!

Discover Priyam's journey at Warwick and what led them to apply for the LLB Law.

How did you find out about Warwick?

I heard about Warwick from a friend who studied at the Business School, and after researching about the University, I felt instantly drawn towards it!

Did you consider studying anywhere else? What made you choose Warwick?

Simply put- Warwick offered something genuinely unique.. Although I'm sure that every other University has unique offerings, Warwick aimed to deliver exactly what I was looking for in a legal education. It's teaching methodology was not divorced from the real world, but very cognisant of it. The "law in context" approach truly set Warwick apart from all other universities. Also, just the number of career pathways that Warwick offers, that too with a great study-life balance, remains unparalleled.

How did you feel to be awarded a scholarship?

Candidly speaking, I was so sure that I was being pranked. But once I realised that I did in fact receive a scholarship, I was over the moon, so much so that I almost threw my phone up in the air! Knowing that it would be impossible for me to pursue an education abroad without a scholarship, I was exhilarated to be awarded a full fee scholarship, and restlessly awaiting all the amazing experiences that my future would hold!

Who was the first person you told when you received the news about your scholarship and how did they react?

I found out that I had received a full scholarship award on a Tuesday evening which changed the course of my life. When I read the email, I was ecstatic and immediately wanted to tell my parents the amazing news. First, I called my dad- he wouldn't pick. Next, I ran to my mom, who was stuck in a zoom meeting and couldn't get away. At last, I settled for my sassy younger sister as the first person to share the news with. In all honesty, hearing her say "oh wait what, that's actually cool. Will you help me get a scholarship too?" was the perfect reaction. It made me feel like I had achieved something that was important not just for myself, but also to anyone who has ever looked up to me. Eventually, I broke the news to my parents too and safe to say, we had one too many burgers that night!

How did you apply and did anyone help you with your application form and visa application?

Applying online has been a very smooth process. The UCAS application was without any troubles, the scholarship application was very succinct and straightforward, and I was able to figure it out for myself! Although I haven't applied for a visa yet, I'm sure I'll receive guidance from the University when I do!

What was your first impression of Warwick when you first walked around campus?

I'm yet to set my foot on Warwick's lush campus, but a virtual tour has sufficed in making me fall in love with it! It looks so serene, yet so happening, all at once. I can't wait to finally be on campus, explore every little nook and corner, and make indelible memories!

What is the best thing about Warwick?

Clichè, but it's most definitely the people. Every faculty member, every academic, and every student has been so lovely to interact with. I feel comfortable and confident talking about my concerns, and I'm always excited to share my views with them, because I know they actually care!

How is your accommodation?

I'll be living at Sherbourne when I arrive, and it was my first choice for on campus accommodation, so I'm beyond exited to live there! All my flatmates seem so welcoming, and the space is just perfect!

Are you a member of any societies?

I'm yet to officially join societies, as I'm not on campus yet, but I've been regularly attending online events organised by the Finance Society, PLAN, Pride Association and the Law Society. I've even enrolled in the First Years Moot Competition, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it!

What are your plans when you graduate?

This is a particularly tough question, as even in my scholarship application, I struggled to pick one path to go down in my career. Nevertheless, I do hope that once I graduate, I'm able to work in all the distinct areas of law that interest me- commercial law, international humanitarian law, and pro bono work!

What would you say to someone considering applying for an Undergraduate Global Excellence scholarship at Warwick, what would it be?

Two things: do you know your odds of getting the award? If not, that's brilliant, don't change that. Had I known how competitive it would've been to secure this generous award, I would've never applied for it in the first place. In hindsight, that would've been a terrible decision. This ties into my second piece of advice: you don't have to be the most celebrated, unique and brilliant person to achieve an award, because I'm most definitely not. All you have to be is sure of yourself- your capabilities, what you can offer to the community at Warwick, and what you hope to gain from it. As long as you're truly excited about what you want to pursue, and you feel drawn towards Warwick, this is your opportunity to grab!

What one thing makes you happy about Warwick?

How inclusive and diverse the community at Warwick is! Socially and academically, there's all sorts of people, with all kinds of outlooks, and always so much to learn from them!

Priyam's course:

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.

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