For many, working whilst raising a young
family is enough of a challenge, but Grace Bolo was determined to make an even
better future for herself by undertaking a Law degree at LSBU. Our reputation
for excellence coupled with our central London location meant that LSBU was the
ideal destination for Grace. The professional prospects afforded by our LLB (Hons) Law
degree were the icing on the cake, so Grace applied for a place, and was
delighted to learn she had been accepted.
With a busy home life to manage alongside
her academic commitments, Grace feels that LSBU did everything possible to help
her succeed. “The support and encouragement I received from academic staff and
the friends I made amongst my fellow students were probably the best thing
about studying at LSBU,” she recalls. “I also loved that the academic timetable
helped me to balance my academic and family life perfectly.”
Grace also believes that her career
aspirations were helped by the work placement she undertook as part of her
degree – an experience that she feels gave her confidence. “I worked for
Southwark Council’s legal department, which was organised by LSBU,” she says.
“It gave me the chance to put into practice all the theory I had been learning,
and to learn what it is like to interact with professionals at all levels.”
Grace certainly made the most of the
opportunity, graduating with a First Class Honours degree and moving on to work
at Deloitte as an associate within National Quality and Risk Management.
“Having a First Class degree from LSBU was very helpful when applying to
organisations with such a high profile,” she says.
Grace has since completed a Legal Practice
Course and MA (Law with Business) with Distinction at BPP University and she
accredits this to the high quality teaching at LSBU which helped her prepare
for these higher qualifications. Looking to the future, Grace hopes to take her
qualifications even further, “I hope to qualify as a solicitor, and ultimately
to run my own business,” she says. “In addition, I support an education charity
that supports orphans in my home town back in Kenya, and that is something I
would like to grow too. LSBU has given me the confidence, skills and ability to
achieve my goals.”