Minetou Mbodje

Law and Politics LLB (Hons)

Unique, inspiring, progressive – Kent is a place that makes you want to be better.

What attracted you to studying at Kent?

I was attracted to Kent because it has a critical law school. I liked the idea of critiquing the law, rather than just learning what it is. As a French student, I also love being in the UK.

How did you know Kent was right for you?

The Open Days! You will feel the energy of this university if you come on an Open Day and you’ll just know that it’s the best choice for you.

How would you describe your lectures?

Most of my lecturers were previously solicitors or barristers, so they have a firm knowledge of their subject. They are always able to provide examples to support their teaching and demonstrate how the law is used in reality. The academic support is fantastic too. If you have an enquiry, you’re not alone. You’re not just the number on your student card, you’re seen as a real person.

And what about the politics side of your degree?

Politics is so wide-reaching and it really helps me to understand my law studies. I’m enjoying the interdisciplinary aspect of my combined degree.

How would you describe your fellow students?

Kent is characterised by its international community. I’ve met so many different people. We are all here to learn and you can feel it, especially in places like the library. Even if we have different points of view or are pursuing different careers, our goal is the same. You will find your own people at Kent.

What kind of career do you hope to follow when you leave, and why?

As I’m so interested in research, I would like to study for a PhD. Alongside that though, I am considering working as a legal assistant.

What do you like about the campus?

We have so much green space here, it’s what I love the most about the campus. I feel safe here too. I spoke to my sister a few days ago and told her that I feel like I am studying in the safest environment. Campus security are great and it’s reassuring to see them around campus during the day and night.

What’s the social life like? Are you part of any societies?

I’m part of a few societies including the Space Astronomy Society and Kent Law Temple Society: the oldest law society at the University. I’ve recently joined the Human Rights Society too as it ties in well with my dissertation theories about human rights and the rehabilitation process.

Have you used the University’s Careers and Employability Service?

Yes, at the start of the academic year I took part in an online chat and discovered things I didn’t know before about my degree. For example, we can publish our dissertation under the Kent Law Review journal so that recruiters can see our work and contact us.

Describe Kent in three words

Unique, inspiring, progressive – it’s a place that makes you want to be better.

What are the top three things to do in Canterbury?

I love that Canterbury has something for everyone, it’s inclusive of everyone’s culture.

  1. Visit the cathedral
  2. Club Chemistry for a night out
  3. Café des Amis for good food!