Law student shortlisted in Undergraduate of the Year Awards

Daniel Adebayo recognised as one of the top students in the UK for impactful social action

We are delighted to announce that LLB Law with a Year Abroad student, Daniel Adebayo, has been shortlisted for the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Award for Impactful Social Action 2019. Daniel faced fierce competition from thousands of applicants to achieve this recognition and is one of 10 student finalists in this highly competitive category.

Daniel has a passion for meaningful social action and demonstrated how this would help him develop the skills needed for a successful career in law. His application highlighted his potential to become an impactful leader after setting up his own social enterprise.

He would encourage other students to apply for the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards, “with all things in life, you never know how far you will get in life unless you actually just go for it. Even if you don’t get to the latter stages of the award, it is still a good opportunity for application practice.”

Daniel believes that completing the Leicester Award helped him with the rigorous application, “it is important that once you know what is being asked of you, you tailor your response to show you understand the question. I did this through using the STARS technique I learnt when I did the Leicester Awards as it allowed me to structure my response within the word limit.”

The grand final celebrating the top undergraduates in the UK will take place at Canary Wharf in London on Friday 26 April. We would like to congratulate Daniel on this fantastic achievement and wish him good luck for the final.

The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of Year Awards is an annual competition where the best university students from across the UK can apply to receive an award across 14 different categories. The awards are sponsored by a range of internationally recognised organisations who offer placements, internships and trips abroad as prizes. The Impactful Social Action award is sponsored by Teach First and #iwill who are offering a paid summer internship as a prize to the winner.

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