Hey everyone, I’d like to apologise for the incredibly overdue blog. The past few months have been manic to say the least, and I will now endeavor to summarize my antics my following blogs. I have just finished my last exam, and am now on 100 days of summer holiday (I know, right!), and can now properly devote my time in talking to you about my time here.
I’ll start by enlightening you all on the modules I have taken this semester, and how the exams have fared:
Module 1: Alternate Dispute Resolution. For those who have completed your first year in law, you will recognise this as a section from Civil Justice System. It was an informal and interactive experience that went through all alternative methods of resolving dispute aside from litigation. Definitely my favorite. To top it off, the teacher previously taught at the University of Leicester for several years- a very nice surprise! The assessment was great fun (oxymoron, I know) – 50% coursework, 30% group presentation (of which we presented a game show) and a 20% exam.
Module 2: Company law. Pretty interesting, although I discovered my pathetically minimal knowledge of financial jargon and had to ‘google define’ every second word. The assessment was 15% tutorial attendance and participation, 35% assignment, and 50% exam.
Module 3: Intellectual Property: creative rights. Had I known it was a 4th year elective, I probably would have thought twice about taking it. This was definitely a struggle but I enjoyed the fact that there was a lot of English precedent tied into the course. The assessment was 50% coursework and 50% exam.
Module 4: When I was informed by Leicester that I was able to do a non-law unit, I was beyond excited. I decided to go for French as languages are something I’ve always had a passion for and I thought I’d brush up on my skills. I was thrown straight into the native class which ended up being a well needed break from the rest of my modules. The assessment comprised of many different components, the most notable of which being a 5 minute news presentation, one too many grammar exams, and a film review.
Thankfully all exams went quite well and I’ll keep you all updated when my grades come out!
So aside from the grueling talk about work, I’ll share with you something that was certainly more exciting. I went for a trip up the Western Australia Coast to Exmouth. There are no words to describe how unbelievably beautiful the scenery was. See below for a taste of what we were experiencing. There were around 15 of us, 2 (outrageous) camper vans and what seemed like a lifetime supply of Heinz cans. We spent a week driving down the coast, whale watching, snorkeling with turtles, kayaking on crystal clear waters, hiking through mountains,
tanning burning up: sheer paradise. There were 10 different nationalities on the trip, an equal amount of accents, and possibly one of the best weeks of our lives as a general consensus. Equally, the first shower and hot meal we had once we had returned was also the best of our lives.
So that’s all I have to say for now. I hope you enjoy the pictures. In my following blogs I will be elaborating on my new job (eek), my efforts to get through vacation scheme applications and my prospective travel plans!
P.S: weather update, it’s getting pretty hot! Hitting mid thirties on the odd day. VERY exciting times.