Sarah Pugh - LLM International Law & Global Justice (previous study: International Law - University of Sheffield)

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Summary: Sarah tells us why the location is just as important as the course when choosing postgraduate study - and what Sheffield has to offer.

“I’ve created a life for myself in Sheffield and really wanted to stay here; I love the community and feel of the city itself and the way that the student community doesn’t feel segregated from the city on the whole”

Why did you decide to stay at the University of Sheffield?

I’m originally from Birmingham, but I’ve created a life for myself in Sheffield and really wanted to stay here; I love the community and feel of the city itself and the way that the student community doesn’t feel segregated from the city on the whole. Sheffield is a beautiful city with so much going on, and is small enough that it feels like you can really get to know the city as a whole, rather than just certain familiar parts of it .

What are the benefits of studying the LLM International Law & Global Justice at Sheffield?

A number of leading academics teach on the international law LLM, so you have the opportunity to engage with the most contemporary arguments in the field. The law school is also partnered with a number of related research centres and free law clinics, such as the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law. Postgraduates at Sheffield have so many opportunities to engage with their fields of interest outside of the actual course which really helps in building up extracurricular experience which will be really valuable in the future.

What are your ambitions for after you complete your postgraduate study?

I hope to work for a local charity, specifically either a refugee charity such as Assist or women’s charity such as Women’s Aid. My ultimate goal would be to work for an NGO or even an international organisation such as the UN.

Is there anything else you think prospective Sheffield postgraduates should know?

There’s a vibrant postgrad community at Sheffield, and many of my peers who haven’t previously lived in Sheffield have also found so many ways to meet new people. Despite the needs of postgrad students sometimes being very different to undergraduates, I have always felt supported by the university and certainly am never isolated from the student community as a whole.

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