Criminal law professional and LLB Law – Hons graduate Konstantina Antonopoulou looks back on her student days at university and talks about what really stood out for her at London Met.
Why did you choose to study at London Met?
I chose London Met on the grounds that it offered higher education that is recognised worldwide.
London Met has lots of international and European students. I had the chance to meet people from around the world and made friendships that will last forever. The University is a truly multicultural society, with a great mix of people from different backgrounds. As a student, you'll get to know people from all over the world and be inspired by many cultures.
What are the law and learning facilities like here?
Class sizes are restricted to ensure that you have access to equipment and enough time to talk to my tutors and lecturers. The staff were always helpful and the facilities were excellent.
Did you get to do any practical work or a placement on the course?
During my course, I visited the courts several times with the support of my professors. Having chosen employment law, I had the opportunity to go to an employment tribunal and write a few reports regarding the trials and my experiences. Also, as a university that is respected and recognised worldwide, I had the chance to work at law offices around Europe during the summer.
What did you like best about your course?
I believe that education at London Met is all about giving students the inspiration to help them develop their skills, the freedom to be creative, and the support they need to achieve their best.
The exams and teaching methods also helped me to develop my critical thinking skills. Exams here are not about memorising information, but about being able to answer to the point, as a barrister would do in court.
I also had the chance to meet great professors that inspired and helped me. Peter Leyland was one of them.
What do you like about life in London?
London has unique culture. There are hundreds of activities here, from music festivals to football matches and chances to visit castles and the English countryside.
What are your future career plans?
I am aiming for a successful career in law and a placement in the European Parliament.
What is your current role, and how did your time at London Met help you in your career?
I work on criminal law issues at the moment. The teaching of criminal law at London Met helped me to organise my time and be prepared so I can be a successful consultant and lawyer.