Before coming to Leicester I was studying for an LLM in Human Rights. Moving from a taught course to research based study was a big change for me - very challenging.
My research is focussed on the liability of armed forces abroad under the European Convention of Human Rights. I have lived in Leicester since 1995 and did not consider studying the course anywhere else. So far the course has met my expectations and the department has been supportive.
For research students the supervision, infrastructure and student support offered by the University are excellent. On top of that, the University takes great effort to involve students in seminars; each term several high profile speakers take part in Seminar Series.
This year, together with a close group of PhD peers, I helped organise our own postgraduate conference entitled Human Rights Beyond Borders. I also had three children and in 2007, after becoming a single-mum, decided to go back to what I always wanted: a career in academia. After my LLM 2007-2008 I started my PhD.
When I have finished my studies I hope to continue in academia.
My time so far at the University has been a life changing experience and I would not hesitate to recommend the University to anyone.