Your Campus Ambassadors From: Durham University

Created on 26th Jun 2018

Richard Ward

Degree Subject: Law

Graduation Year: 2020

About Richard: I am a second-year law undergraduate at the University of Durham aiming to work as a solicitor in a commercial law firm with international reach after graduation. I decided to study law at university after having really enjoyed legal work experience close to home. At uni I currently volunteer at Citizens Advice; a project run by the Pro Bono Society to provide advice to locals regarding issues from benefits to immigration. In my spare time, I enjoy playing hockey and dodgeball as well as reading non-fiction.

Favourite thing about Bright Network:My favourite thing about Bright Network is the unparalleled wealth of information and resources it provides students. The website is structured in such a way as to guide students through every step of the process to ensure they have the best chance of securing their dream job, even if initially they have no idea what they would like to do. This is complemented by the brilliant range of events run by Bright Network and its impressive network of graduate employers.

Francesca Matthews

Degree Subject: Geography (BSc)

Graduation Year: 2020

About me: I am in my second year of my degree at Durham University and hope to go into consulting when I graduate (I think!). I am the publicity officer for Durham’s geography society, lacrosse captain and volunteer tutoring GCSE students. In my free time I enjoy being active, going to the gym and reading.

Favourite thing about Bright Network: How easy it is to search through and apply for internships with different companies and different sectors, and the advice available for successfully applying to internships. I love how everything that you need is all on one website rather than having to scroll through countless different websites.

Teninlanimi Owolabi

Course: Law 

Graduation year: 2020

About me: Hi! I’m a second-year law student from Nigeria at the Durham University. With particular interest in project finance and Mergers and Acquisitions, I aspire to work as a solicitor in a city law firm. I am passionate about human rights and work actively with the Halo Project, an organisation which seeks to aid women who are victims of Domestic Violence and FGM within the UK. In my spare time, I enjoy writing for my blog, Teninla Reviews where I anayse the societal impacts of books and films. I also love travelling, literature and writing.

What I love about the Bright Network: The Bright Network's efforts to increase diversity and empower minorities is my favorite thing about the organisation. Being a woman of colour, I have been told that there is so much that I cannot do because of who I am. The Bright Network offers a different narrative and helps students achieve their career goals regardless of background.