I am a first-year Law student. I am originally from Istanbul, Turkey but I have been living in London for the past six years. I chose to study Law because I have always been passionate about Human Rights and wanted to learn more about the legal measures in place to ensure justice in a society. By studying Law at university, I wanted to gain a greater understanding of both domestic and international issues and where possible offer legal aid to those in need.
My favourite thing about Queen’s is the community. The community here is very friendly and welcoming that I feel like I am part of a big family.
I tend to spend a significant amount of my time in the library, getting through my reading list/ preparing for my tutorials. At first I found tutorials slightly nerve-racking but after having a couple, I started to really enjoy them – they are simply an academic discussion about a subject you are passionate about.
Beyond the library and tutorials, I go out to Queen’s Lane cafe with my friends for coffee, walk around Christ Church meadows, or just hang out at the JCR. Because the food at Queen’s is very nice, we don’t tend to eat out very often, but if we do, it would most likely be at Taylor’s or Ahmed’s after a night out.
Advice for applicants
Don’t be scared to apply, anyone with a passion for their subject has a chance to get in.