Rand Shahin

Please tell us a bit about yourself and your background.

 I’ve always been one to never strike a down a challenge, which is how I made it through high school into law school at one of the most prestigious universities in England. Neither one of my parents works in the legal sector, nor extended family members so it’s a nice change.

What motivated you to apply to study your chosen course and why did you choose Leeds?

I’ve always wanted to become a lawyer(cliché I know but it's the truth), and I thought the best way to do it was by going to Leeds University because of its high rankings, and because it’s situated in the loveliest city.

What do you think of your course, have there been any particular highlights for you?

Honestly, my course is very challenging, and it’s constant as well. I do not have any particular highlights but I do appreciate the challenges because they drive me out of my comfort zone to overcome them, which helps me grow and realize my potential.

How would you describe the help and guidance provided by the staff within the School?

The whole School is very friendly and very approachable. They genuinely try their best to make you feel like you’re welcome and that you understand the material. Their offices are constantly (when they’re not busy of course) open for anyone to come in with any queries are just have a chat in general.

How would you describe the facilities at the University?

In a few words: they take into account everyone’s needs and demands. There’s not one person or group of people that the University facilities do not cater to. It is rare to find a place that does not leave anyone out, but here it is.

Have you been involved in extra-curricular activities, such as societies, summer placements etc?

There are so many to choose from, I am not particularly engaged in one specific society. I enjoy attending several events at different societies just so I can have an insight into almost everything. It’s always a good time.