Profile - Mykenzie Davies

Why did you choose to come to Exeter?

The campus here is incredible and I also had the incentive to come due to participating in the Pathways to Law programme through Exeter Scholars. This is what initially introduced me to the university and not only did it allow me to look around and experience both the city and the campus, it also exposed me to the quality of teaching here. It's also in a really nice location as it isn't too far from my home town but also far enough away for me to be independent. I feel like Exeter is a nice size city and also has the benefit of being close to green spaces and the beach.

Why have you chosen your subject of study?

For the past few years, I have known that in the future I wanted to become a solicitor, therefore I felt that a law degree was the perfect route to achieve this. As well as this, I studied law at A-level and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the legal system and how it works in our society, finding particular interest in criminal law.

What career aspirations do you have?

After university, I intend on taking the SQE and if I am lucky enough securing a training contract with possibly an international commercial firm where I would work as a solicitor. Maybe far in the future I would like to become a judge but this is something I would consider more as my career progressed.

What will you be doing outside of study?

I have became a member of the Netball Society where I will participate in matches weekly as well as training. I have also joined both the Law Society and the Debating Society, with the latter I would like to broaden my views on topical issues through their show debates.

What does receiving this scholarship mean to you and how will it impact on your time at Exeter and beyond?

I am proud to receive this award, especially since the meaning behind it is so special and I wish to ensure I use this scholarship to benefit me as much as I can. It will help benefit my studies as not only does it allow me to not have as many financial worries as I would have before, it gives me the opportunity to not feel constrained on the activities I can join, both for academic and personal development, and also be free to buy any resources such as textbooks required for my law degree.