Emmanuella Senlong (LLB, 2013)

University of Buckingham - Law School - Emmanuella SenlongI joined the University of Buckingham in July 2011. Moving from Nigeria to a new country was rather daunting but I settled in and adapted really fast, thanks to the welcoming spirit of both staff and classmates.

The two-year degree programme was a major incentive for me. One thing I really appreciated whilst at the University of Buckingham was the staff-to-student ratio. All lecturers were experts in their various fields and. also, approachable; taking interest in the personal growth and development of their tutees. The University of Buckingham is also a multi-cultural community with peers from all over the world, presenting an opportunity to build long-lasting relationships.

While at the University of Buckingham, I worked as a library auxiliary, I have also had the opportunity to serve on the Law School Board as a Student Representative, bridging the gap between the law school student body and the Law Faculty. I also worked with the Quality Assurance Agency of the University.

I graduated with a First Class Honours and went on to gain an LLM in International Business Law from Newcastle University, after which I spent five months as a graduate legal intern in a Law firm in Abuja, Nigeria. I successfully completed the Nigerian Bar School and was enrolled as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2016 and immediately joined a private practice, as an Associate in a leading law firm in Abuja, Nigeria. I am currently employed as a Legal Officer at the Department of Petroleum Resources Lagos, Nigeria, and also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).