Monika Kirova

Monika Kirova

LLM European Law – Dec 2016
(previously LLB Law at the University of Exeter)

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

Being an EU student and living far away from my friends and family has turned my experience in Exeter into a great adventure, full of exciting and challenging moments. I consider the fantastic friendships I made with a wide variety of people as the highlight of my time in Exeter.

What have you enjoyed about your course/studying within your discipline?

Certainly the best part of my course was the modules I studied and the excellent teaching I received. I felt encouraged and intellectually stimulated which reflected positively on my performance and career aspirations.

What will you be doing now that you have graduated – could you give some detail on your next employment/further study opportunity?

I am currently undertaking a European Union Traineeship at the legal department of Fusion for Energy in Barcelona, Spain. The Agency is responsible for fulfilling the obligations of the European Union under the ITER international megaproject, namely to research fusion energy and build a tokamak in France.

How did your course/extra-curricular activities set you up for your future employment/further study?

The knowledge gained throughout my course helped me understand how European and international organisations function thereby preparing me for the environment at my current position. Grasping European and international law has also been particularly useful given the nature of my work. Most importantly, learning to conduct extensive legal research independently and discovering the answers to complex legal questions throughout my degree has allowed me to adopt efficient research methods and provide accurate legal advice.