Jade tells us about embarking on her Master's studies, and giving back to the local community.

After successfully completing an undergraduate degree at Greenwich, Jade Sodipo is embarking on a Master's in International and Commercial Law. Her studies are going well: she already has two firsts for her coursework.

Jade's mum studied at Greenwich, so was a big influence on her daughter's choice of university. When asked about the highlights of her undergraduate degree, Jade singles out her placements, which, she says, gave her the chance to really see law in action.  

She also praises the programme's opportunities to gain wider skills: "I worked in the School of Law's Legal Advice Centre and took part in a mock interview and got feedback from a qualified lawyer. I was also mentored in my first year by a barrister from a London chambers. Every year, there's a new opportunity for us. It's changed my life in a really good way."

Raised in South-East London, Jade is keen to give back to the local community. As a volunteer at Plumstead Community Law Centre, she helps qualified solicitors give free legal advice. When not studying, she likes to keep active. As well as regular trips to the gym, she enjoys exploring the outdoors.

Jade is keeping her career options open. She is considering qualifying as a barrister or solicitor or she may enter a specialist legal area such as oil and gas law.

She's overwhelmingly positive about her time at Greenwich: "As a person, it's changed me a lot. When I arrived I was quite scared; now I'm much more confident. I'm more driven and outspoken. I think the university really helps you to find yourself. I'm really glad that it's helped me build myself as a person."