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Mollie Gascoigne

Mollie Gascoigne

Mollie Gascoigne

LLB Law (2108) 

What did you enjoy about your degree programme?

The Law School staff that I have encountered are totally committed to their students and have always made time to speak to me on a personal level, as well as an academic level. I have managed to develop friendships with the same people who inspire me which I will always be grateful for.

Tell us about the award you have received. What does this award mean to you?

I have received the Law School Prize 2018 which I am very proud of. I have worked very hard over the past few years, and so to have something to show for that means a lot to me.

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

Finishing my dissertation – after months of reading and stressing, to have the finished product was extremely satisfying!

What will you miss the most about University?

Nothing – I’m staying at Exeter University for another four years!

What advice would you give to current and future students?

Take all the educational opportunities that you can from the beginning – even those first-year exams and formative essays which don’t “count”. I have found that failing miserably (!) and making mistakes has been the single most important part of learning. So don’t be put off by engaging in work/seminars/activities for fear of a bad grade, and if one day that bad grade does actually materialise, don’t let that put you off pursuing relentless self-improvement.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I have been awarded an ESRC 1+3 Studentship in Socio-Legal Studies, so I will be completing a Masters (MRes) and PhD with Exeter Law School from September 2018. After that, I am considering pursuing a career in academia and/or socio-legal work more generally.