– I’m Meg, I’m in my 6th year at UNSW
studying Arts Law.
So I usually start my day at about 8:00 a.m.
I usually have a healthy breakfast, and then I get straight
into my readings and preparation for the afternoon lectures.
After that, I’ve got a one hour commute
by a train and bus to campus.
During that time, I also try to get some reading done,
usually a couple of pages I’ll have left.
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Then, I will get to UNSW, and usually chill out
in the law building or in one of the open spaces to try
to free my mind in anticipation for an intensive law class.
That’s one of my days.
The other type of day that I have currently
is my internship day.
This is very, very different because essentially
it’s like working at the professional capacity.
At the office, we can do anything from consulting
with clients to doing research projects on social impact.
I’m currently working on two great projects
that really help to enhance practical skills to ensure that
we really make a difference as young people in the world.
As a UNSW law student, you have the privilege
of having your own law library,
sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehill
a law firm from Australia
And this is the best place to come to study before your
exams and just knuckle down and just try to get
those last exam notes done before the exam starts.
So this our green.
Normally we have all the sports being played here,
but with the construction going on currently,
we have another food option, food truck-style burgers
and nachos and all these kind of things.
There is an endless range of possibilities,
food options throughout campus,
and this is my new favorite opening.
So this our lovely library lawn.
This is where all the students come, from all the faculties,
to come together. It’s the maker of
social conversations and really melding up
and just chilling out after a long day of study.
This is my favorite place to get coffee on campus,
hence the name, Coffee On Campus.
Always a cappuccino and sneaky almond croissant
I chose UNSW because its got a great philosophy about
connecting to the rest of the world, about being diverse.
The campus is just beautiful.
There’s so many green spaces to get some of air
when you’re studying, and just to connect
with people on a social and academic level.
We’ve got some of the greatest scholars
in the world all connected in one place.
We’re committed to addressing global issues,
like climate change, like the refugee crises.
All these great minds in one place is just phenomenal.
So the difference about studying at UNSW Law is
that your first class and your last class
will be in a seminar.
This means that you’ll be engaging with the lecturer
and your peers much more.
You’ll be put on the spot asked to discuss the material
in a really critical, but meaningful way.
You’re not just sitting back and listening in a lecture.
This is that engaging with the material, having debates,
having hypothetical situations
in which you get to practice being a lawyer.
Often in my classes, I’ve had imaginary clients
that I’ve had to represent.
One of my classes, we actually had a Magister come in
and assess us on how well we were able
to defend our imaginary client.
These are all really great skills to accumulate,
to just really test yourself and test your knowledge
and test your ability throughout the course of your degree.
When you finish your degree,
you don’t just have a piece of paper.
You reach the culmination of a variety
of different experiences.
You get to participate in skills competitions,
learning negotiations skills, moulding skills,
all really relevant skills to practice in your legal career.
Even if you don’t practice in law though, the law school
is really fantastic in fostering critical thinking.
The law school itself to society is fantastic.
They’re all about inclusion and creating a community
of learners that work together.
Particularly focusing on ensuring students’ mental health
throughout their degrees and really having social events
in lure of connecting people together.
SOCIAL IMPACT HUB
So this is the Social Impact Hub.
We’re in Edgecliff right now.
We’ve got a great office space.
Behind me we have the student teams
all collaborating together, and then on that side,
there are the real world social entrepreneur, working up
on their own social enterprises and startup companies.
So the Social Impact Hub is a really unique course
that we offer to UNSW that brings together
business and law students.
In fact, it’s one of the only courses
that is into disciplinary,
bring students together to work on real world consulting
projects for a client over the course of the semester.
This course is really one of the courses
that students say is one of the best academic experiences
of their university career,
so I’m really proud to be able to
be involved in making this happen.
So one of the really exciting projects
that we’re working on is to be deal with charities
and the way we donate to charity.
Last week we were out at this charity called
the Sydney Story Factory.
This charity works with underprivileged children
to improve their creative writing skills
in a really awesome, exciting, creative space.
It gives them a voice and lets them reengage
with their education in a really innovative way.
So these are two parts of my university experience.
They’ve been so fascinating and I’ve gained so much
from both of them, not only for just this semester,
but over the entire course of my degree,
as both a law student and as a proud UNSW student.
It’s such a fantastic university.
I wouldn’t give up my degree for anything.
I’ve had so many great opportunities,
met so many great people, encountered new ideas,
and this is just the beginning
of engaging with this fantastic community at UNSW.
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