Jeanne Posey (LLB 2014)

Researching from my base in Canada, I discovered the University of Buckingham through UCAS.  I applied to several universities and was accepted by most of them, but felt drawn to the University of Buckingham.  Set in the idyllic town of Buckingham, the University, with its small student body, low tutor to student ratio and accelerated two-year degree programme, felt like the perfect choice.  I found my time at Buckingham to be challenging, stimulating, and an overall wonderful experience.  The lecturers were invested in my education and were willing to take the time to help me achieve my goals.  I graduated from the University of Buckingham with First Class Honours in 2015.

Following the completion of my degree at the University of Buckingham, I returned to Canada where I attended the University of British Columbia, completing both a Masters in Common Law Degree and a Masters in Tax Law.  I completed my Masters in Common Law in 2016 and completed my Masters in Tax Law in December 2017.  During my Masters in Tax Degree, I began the 12-month articling process that all new trainee Barristers and Solicitors are required to do in Canada.  As a result of the excellent education I received at Buckingham, as well as my Masters in Tax Degree, I secured a position at Dentons Canada LLP, where I completed the last two months of my articling year and am now an Associate in the Tax Group.

During my time at Buckingham, I was an active member of the University Running Club.  My participation in the Club provided me with the opportunity to meet students and lecturers from different faculties at the University and become friends with many whom I would not normally have had the opportunity to associate with, which allowed me to build many lasting friendships.  Being part of the University Running Club provided me with a sense of “belonging” with the University, as well as being an excellent opportunity for me to get to explore Buckingham and surrounding area on foot, seeing things I would not normally have had the chance to see.

I feel that my time at the University of Buckingham provided me with a solid foundation upon which to build my legal career and I believe the opportunities that have presented themselves to me following my time at the Buckingham, are in a large part due to the excellent education I received.