Bulgarian woman has 'unforgettable' time in Waterford

Waterford Institute of Technology international student awarded covted Sutherland School of Law bursary.

A Bulgarian woman who recently completed the LLB Bachelor of Laws (Hons) programme at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has been awarded the 2018 the Sutherland School of Law bursary.  

The coveted bursary will be used by Tanya Todorova Grivneva to complete an LLM Master in Laws programme at University College Dublin in 2018/19 academic year.

Tanya arrived in Waterford three years ago and made the most of her time at WIT by taking part in debates, playing badminton, swimming and attending guest lecturers.

“I remember my first days as an 18-year-old international student and all the anxiety and nervousness that came with studying law in a new country and in a second language. However, once I met the lecturers I was put at ease. The truth is that the small size of the classes is what makes studying law at WIT so unique. It allows students to get personalised advice, ask more questions and generally participate more in the class,” Tanya said.

Reflecting on the LLB at WIT, Tanya observed: “In addition to the broad range of law modules on the programme, I believe that the critical thinking and research subjects undertaken during first year, together with the capstone module of an Independent Research project in the final year, provided me with the competence, confidence and enthusiasm to apply for the LLM. Having been accepted onto this programme, I now look forward to this new challenge”.

Tanya said WIT Law provided fantastic opportunities for achieving a fulfilling student life. “Thanks to the support of the Clubs and Societies Office I also had the opportunity to represent the European Law Students’ Association at a UN meeting in Geneva. I can without a doubt say that my time at WIT has been unforgettable. I experienced a new culture, developed as a person and made friends who will last a lifetime. I would strongly recommend the LLB at WIT to any prospective student considering studying law,” she added.

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