Course studied: LLM Health Law and Ethics
The learning experience at NTU exceeded my expectations, the lecturers are friendly and committed not only to teach but also to learn from students and this has made the experience invaluable.
More about Linda
What made you decide to undertake postgraduate study at Nottingham Law School?
I was always interested in specialising in health law since completing my undergraduate law degree. At the time when I made the decision to apply for postgraduate studies at NTU, I had been working as a litigation lawyer for a few years and in my practice I had handled a few mal-practice cases which further ignited my interest in the area of health law. Having had this experience, I felt I was ready to pursue a career in health law and the first step was to undertake a Masters degree in health law.
What did you know about Nottingham Law School before you came here?
I did my online research while in Kenya, searching for UK universities that offered a masters degree in health law and NTU stood out from the rest as it was ranked among the top ten universities in the UK for student satisfaction and voted the No. 1 university for international students and as an international student this gave me a lot of confidence in NTU and put my mind at ease.
What were the key features that attracted you to your course?
The option to study full-time for a year appealed to me since I could devote a year to my masters, graduate and get on with my career, rather than spend two years as I would have had I undertaken the course in Kenya.
When choosing a course for postgraduate study what did you consider important?
I was pleased to learn that the Nottingham Law School was offering scholarships to international students as I had to get a scholarship in order to pursue my postgraduate studies in the UK. I applied and was successful and here I am.
The international humanitarian law summer school in Geneva, Switzerland, was a plus as I was able to visit the World Health Organisation headquarters, as well as the UN and Red Cross and I gained first hand learning experience from the professionals and experts working at these organisations about their work.
What were the key facilities that attracted you to the University?
The learning facilities at NTU are top-notch and designed to provide convenient and easy access to learning resources. The library is open 24-hours which accommodates the study patterns and preferences of all students. There are computers available in the library and in the Chaucer building which houses the law school and you can use your NTU student smart card to pay for all printing without having to pay cash. NTU also gives free 20 pounds every term which is fed directly into the smartcards and this goes a long way in covering printing costs.
The student support service at NTU is very efficient and they go over and above to assist students with whatever issues or queries they have. I have spent a lot of time in the library and the staff are very helpful in assisting one to locate books, learning materials and even provide tutoring and mentoring services on a range of subjects.
What has been your greatest achievement as a Nottingham Law School postgraduate student so far?
I will be travelling to Kenya and Uganda with one of my lecturers to establish research and education links with universities and NGO’s in the area of patient safety and the opportunity will be invaluable.
Have your career plans changed as a result of your postgraduate study?
I knew I wanted a career in health law which is why I registered for my course but I was able to find my speciality/area of interest as a result of my studies and now not only have I have found my career path and but also, and most importantly, a passion for what I want to do.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to run my own organization in future dealing with health rights activism and patient safety in healthcare delivery, and my course has equipped me with the necessary knowledge, support and skills to make this dream a reality.
How have you found the Postgraduate Community in Nottingham?
I have made friends for life from the postgraduate community at NTU, people from all over the world from whom I have learned a lot about their cultures and interests and we have been to each other a support system throughout our studies. The global lounge at NTU especially made many of these connections possible.
If there is anything else you would like to tell us?
The learning experience at NTU exceeded my expectations, the lecturers are friendly and committed not only to teach but also to learn from students and this has made the experience invaluable. There is support all round; academic, personal and career advice. There are lots of opportunities to be involved in volunteer work, extra-curricular activities, work experience etc. NTU has impacted my life positively in many ways and I am glad every day that I chose this university for my studies. I would encourage other students to apply here as well.