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Bunmi Adaramola

From: Nigeria
Studying: PhD in Law
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PhD in Law

Hello, I’m Bunmi! 

I’m currently a second-year PhD student in the School of Law at the University of Leeds. Before starting my PhD, I completed my LPC MSc in Law Business and Management at the University of Law, Manchester in 2020. Before this, I completed my LLB and LLM (International Corporate Law) at the University of Leeds in 2018 and 2019 respectively.  

During my foundation year programme in Nigeria, I knew that I wanted to attend a university that understood and reflected diversity in its community, had an excellent reputation for its law programme, as well as offered a home away from home experience and the University of Leeds offered all these. 

At the University of Leeds, there is a fantastic diverse community of intellectuals to support your academic journey throughout your studies. The level of support you get at each level throughout your academic journey is extremely impressive. Lecturers are willing to help and assist through their office hours and academic support periods. The individual schools host well-being events to ensure that you are supported at each stage throughout each year and during such events, you also get to meet people from various backgrounds and cultures at your school and even have the opportunity to learn about different cultures during events hosted by your school. 

The school encourages an open-door policy such that you’re never left behind throughout your academic journey. I particularly enjoyed studying other modules outside of my regular law modules during my second and third year as I got the opportunity to meet other non-law students and engage with the other schools in the University. My three years at the University of Leeds as an undergraduate made me fall in love not only with the university life here at Leeds but also with the vibrance characterised by Leeds as a city. 

During my LLB at the University of Leeds, I got the opportunity to be a part of the Nigerian Society here at Leeds University Union by working as the Events Manager for the society and the Postgraduate Representative during my LLM year. This not only allowed me to meet new people but through meeting these new people I was able to make new friends, discover new places with these people and visit new parts of Leeds that I ordinarily would not have known about. 

Another one of the most exciting things about my studies here at Leeds has been the opportunity to explore the city and meet new people. As someone who enjoys travelling and interacting with different cultures and new experiences, Leeds as a city offers a variety of experiences and an opportunity to learn something new every day, without ever getting bored. 

My advice to prospective students wanting to come to the University of Leeds is to take advantage of every opportunity you get– whether to explore, get to know the city or develop professionally and personally! Ask lots of questions, don’t shy away from meeting new people and enjoying new experiences! 

If you have any questions about my experience as an international student studying law at the University of Leeds, please do not hesitate to ask on Unibuddy or by email at! 


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