Emily Hughes

Criminology BA

Why did you choose this course?

Emily Hughes

I have always wanted to go into law, either as a barrister or solicitor.

Instead of going straight into law, I wanted to understand how the laws I was implementing would affect people and the community.

Hence I decided to study criminology first.

What do you most enjoy about studying here?

I love everything about studying here, the course, the city, the people.

I loved being in halls in the first year, I was housed in Oak Halls with seven other people, everyone did a different course, which made for some pretty interesting debates!

What has been the highlight of your course so far?

The highlight was organising the Manchester University Criminology Society (MUCS) graduation ball, at the Midland Hotel.

It was a great event; everyone loved the Great Gatsby theme.

Awards were given out to third years and lecturers which made for a great laugh.

Have you been involved in any societies and events?

I have been a student representative in my second year, the President of the Criminology Society and Law Netball Captain in my final year.

I have loved each one of my roles and am so grateful that my peers voted for me.

They have made a huge difference in the way I approach tasks and my teamwork and leadership skills have vastly improved.

What are your plans after graduation? How do you feel studying at Manchester has prepared you for this?

Next year I am studying at the University of Law for my Graduate Diploma in Law.

What advice would you give to new students?

To work hard and enjoy everything the University has to offer, make use of the career service and get involved in either MULS or MUCS, and enjoy your new Law building when it’s built!