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George Culloden
Postgraduate Student
LLM International Law and Global Justice
2021
George is an LLM International Law and Global Justice
student who has secured a place on a Cybersecurity Consulting graduate scheme in London.

What is your favourite thing about studying your course at Sheffield?

I’d say Sheffield itself is my favourite aspect of studying here - demonstrated in the fact that I’ve been here for 5 years! The city is very diverse and has an excellent range of things to do for everyone, regardless of their background. The Students’ Union is also consistently voted as the best in the country and it’s easy to see why - there’s sports and societies for almost every interest and you’ll never run out of activities. My singular most favourite aspect of Sheffield would have to be the nightlife!

Have you taken advantage of any opportunities that the Law School offers to students?

Without a doubt, some of the best opportunities offered by the law school are being able to interact with leading guest academics and industry figures who are able to offer a great insight into their practice areas.

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I really enjoyed being able to talk to people who had hands-on experience with the legal issues we studied and were able to offer their own practical perspective, such as military personnel within the context of humanitarian law.

George Culloden

LLM International Law and Global Justice

What are your career aspirations?

Despite having studied law for over 5 years now, I wanted to change things up and managed to secure a place on a Cybersecurity Consulting graduate scheme in London. I’d definitely attribute much of my success in this to my experiences in studying law at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in Sheffield. I’m very excited to be entering such an innovative and rapidly evolving career path, especially one with vast opportunities for international travel.

What advice would you give to someone thinking about studying in the School of Law at Sheffield?

Whilst academic results are important, top employers (legal or otherwise) want candidates who really stand out. Being able to demonstrate key qualities such as teamwork, strategic thinking and innovation are all highly desirable and trust me, you’ll be asked a lot more about them than your academics in interviews! Being elected to a society committee, volunteering with a local charity or getting a part-time job are all excellent opportunities to expand your skill set and further your prospects after university.

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