Eloise achieved First Class Honours in her degree in Law with Criminology LLB (Hons).
She did this despite facing some personal challenges during her first two years, Eloise said she was beyond proud of herself. “It is such a cliché, but hard work and determination, with a bit of resilience thrown in for good measure, really do pay off,” said the 21-year-old.
Eloise, of Wilburton, is now in the process of completing her Legal Practice Course and LLM (Master of Laws) in Birmingham in the hope of becoming a fully qualified solicitor.
After struggling with her mental health, Eloise said going to university and stepping out of her comfort zone moving to a new city was a big decision. She said she chose the University of Worcester as she liked the City’s homely feel and the approach of staff in the School of Law. “The staff in the Law department were so supportive, which was a fundamental part of attending university, considering significant life changes which occurred on top of my already poor mental health,” said the former Hills Road Sixth Form College student.
Looking back on her experience, she said that the staff “went above and beyond their roles”.
Eloise said completing her studies during the pandemic was challenging because it took away her routine, but she praised the University for the support that she received. “The support was magnificent, and lecturers really emphasised how ‘we may all be in the same storm, but we may not be in the same boat’,” she said. “This level of understanding emphasised the need for different approaches to learning in new ways to accommodate the changes occurring each day, and our lecturers really took this on board.”
University of Worcester Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost, Professor Sarah Greer, said: “The class of 2020 faced some unique challenges in completing their final year, in very difficult external circumstances. I congratulate them all on their degrees, earned through their hard work and dedication in the face of adversity. I would also thank our outstanding academic staff who worked really hard to support students to achieve their full potential. Our students who earned a First Class Honours should rightly feel very proud of their outstanding achievements and I wish them all the very best in their future careers.”
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