Niza Yon Achieves Law LLB (Hons) Degree

Niza Yon

Niza Yon of Half Tree Hollow has recently achieved a Law LLB (Hons) Degree following three years of study at the University of Brighton.

Niza explained:

“I was taught a variety of different aspects to give me a good range of knowledge in law. In each year of study, I did six modules which taught a different specialist aspect of the law.

“In my first year I did public law, law of torts, legal structures and ethics, law in practice, criminal justice and theory and business planning. This was followed in my second year with criminal law, contract law, EU law, intellectual property law, law in action: MOOT and law of organisations. In my final year I studied equity and trusts, land law, family law and commercial law. I also carried out a legal research project and volunteered at the Brighton University Legal Clinic.”

Niza’s studies were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as the course moved completely online and students worked from home. As a result, Niza wasn’t able to meet a lot of her tutors face-to-face, but instead via video calls. This included adapting to meeting clients over a video call during her time at the Legal Clinic.

Niza commented:

“It was a huge struggle for most students to adapt to this style of learning especially during lockdown when no one could really leave their homes. However, Brighton University provided us with a lot of support and most of my tutors made themselves available to help us with any questions or issues we had, so I felt very supported by the University and with my course.”

Niza will graduate in February 2022 and remain in the UK until then to gain further practical experience to enhance her legal career.

Niza concluded:

“I’m incredibly proud that I’ve got a degree especially considering what’s happened over the past year and a half and I consider it a massive achievement that would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of my friends and family both at home and here in the UK.”

Head of Lifelong Learning on St Helena, Angela Benjamin, commented:

“The Education, Skills & Employment Portfolio would like to congratulate Niza on this great achievement. This qualification will be of great benefit to St Helena upon Niza’s return to the Island. We look forward to her applying this knowledge and sharing skills she has learnt during her three-year study at University.”

Congratulations are extended to Niza!


28 July 2021

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