During my time in university so far, I have made some of the best memories and met some of the most incredible people ever. Hearing all the rumours in high school, that university is really daunting, it's mostly all self taught and you are just a student number, really made me anxious and nervous. However coming to ACU I've had such a warm and welcoming experience. The lecturers are like mentors, the atmosphere at university is always calm and there's always something happening on campus which is always exciting.
First year was probably one of the best years as it was all about making friends, getting to know our lecturers and tutors but most importantly for me it was about joining all the competitions and extra curricular activities. In saying this every year has been really memorable at ACU, from being able to do pro bono with Legal Aid, to going on exchange in Japan and with more adventures to come, university has been great so far.
In complete honesty ACU was not my first choice however I was accepted into the B Laws/ B Global Studies which were two areas of study I was extremely interested in. What made me accept my offer at ACU was definitely the exchange component in my Global Studies degree. ACU has many partnerships with different universities all over the world and also designed the exchange program in a way that would complement our law degree which was something extremely appealing to me
All of the lecturers and tutors that I have had so far have been really engaging, understanding and helpful. Since first year all the lecturers and tutors have made sure that every student understands the content in class. They also provide a number of extra resources and are always contactable despite their busy schedules.
Within ACU's B Laws degree it is mandatory to complete at least 160 hours of pro bono work throughout your degree. I have only completed 80 hours so far with Legal Aid which has been one of the best experiences. The Thomas More Law School has been outstanding with helping students with their pro bono work. I was lucky to be able to do my first pro bono with Legal Aid, where I was able to have hands on experience in the legal field. By having pro bono as a mandatory subject it really forces us as students to step out the door early on in our career.
If you want to go to a university that will maximise your learning and ability I would recommend ACU. University can be daunting but ACU is such an accommodating and exciting university to be a part of, you will transition from high school or a different university quite easily. ACU is not only a great learning institution but also provides each student with great opportunities and resources to excel.
I have nothing set in stone yet, going with the flow. However I'd love to work in government policy, international law or family law. Honestly once I've finished my degree, I'm happy to take anything that comes to me.