Hello there! My name is Pramira V Ganesan. I am currently a law student at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus. Heading to university is definitely an overwhelming journey of emotions for everyone. Sometimes, it may even be scary! Both for myself and you! New environment, new course, new friends, being away from home and the list goes on… Nevertheless, it was relatively easy for me to decide which course I wanted to pursue, as law was all I ever thought about. However, the point of indecision was on where I wanted to complete my LLB. So, upon completing my A-levels in Taylors College I did heaps of surveys as well as scouting around the law schools in Malaysia.
Personally, as important as it is to choose the right course, it is equally important to me to choose an institution that provides you with the best of both worlds – in terms of both one’s curriculum academic and their extra co-curricular activities option. I eventually decided to continue in Taylor’s, “The No. 1 Private University In Malaysia And Southeast Asia” as they provided me with the best discounts, scholarships and most importantly they had an amazing curriculum framework.
In Taylor’s, the lecturers are the biggest asset as they go extra miles to shape the students to be an employable graduate. Lecturers train the students to be independent as early as the first semester, which is indeed very helpful now that I am transferring to the UK. As we all know, a law degree is all about the cases, arguments and a lot of reading – but you might be surprised that it is more than just that.
With the world rapidly moving forward in technology, our lecturers incorporated teaching with gamification and including technology in our learning process. In the current times, where we are adapting to the new normal, incorporating technology into learning has become an essential part of the education system. In fact, Taylor’s has one of the best e-learning platforms. It is so user friendly for both the students and the staff, enhancing the whole learning experience.
If you are someone who loves studying in the outdoors with nature or just dislike sitting in the same place for too long (like me), Taylor’s caters my needs where there are many outdoor study areas as well as cafes to study in instead of just the library and classroom. But I must say, the library is huge with different types of study spaces and it has a wide range of books to select from and it is really coy! It also has a mini theatre for us to chill when we feel like our brains are about to explode. Oh, wait! How can we forget the lake!! The sight of the lake will definitely leave you spellbound. Whilst you are there, do not forget to click a picture for the gram.
The best part of Taylor’s was it had more than just education. Besides studying, Taylor’s provided a broad-spectrum of clubs and societies to explore one’s talents and hobbies. In Taylor’s; they hone and perfect students’ unique strengths to create life-changing discoveries and breakthroughs.
I told myself I would be a social butterfly and in order to keep that promise, I decided to join the Taylor’s Asian Law Students Association. I ran for the position of Training, Exchange and Development Director during my very first semester. Being part of this association, I met many talented and exceptional individuals. In addition, this provided me with the platform to expand my network by connecting with potential employers and legal practitioners. The law society and the mooting society too provide a lot of opportunities for students by conducting many webinars and workshops to engage with students and learn more outside the classroom. The Taylor’s Legal Aid Centre also allows us to volunteer according to the duty roster in helping clients that approach the centre. It is indeed an amazing opportunity to learn how to handle clients and enhance your researching skills.
In my second year, I wanted to get out of my comfort zone. Therefore, I decided to join Taylor’s University Student Council 19/20. I was elected to be the vice president of the term. It could easily be one of my best years in university life. I have bonded with my fellow council members who are now my best mates. Being a council member made me explore the unknown horizon of leadership. Over the past year, I have witnessed a multitude of good and the bad side of working in a team. It was indeed an interesting term to be appointed in office as we definitely would go under history of being the “Covid-19 Batch”. As fun and interesting it was, it was definitely a hell of a roller coaster ride but I would not have it any other way.
Besides that, I was also part of SPARTS which is a performing arts club. We have weekly training on various techniques and skills. We also organise Sparties Shorties where students who would like to express their talents in performing arts are provided with a platform to do so. Through such an event many of our students have received many offers and appreciation from well-known people. Hence, there are definitely many other clubs and societies as well as events that would suit your interest for you to explore.
Hence, if you are a person who would like to sharpen your leadership skill or pick up a new hobby or even would like to just make new friends, Taylor’s definitely has something that would be your cup of tea. So, if you are worried about fitting in Taylor’s, don’t worry! You will definitely meet some amazing people who might just turn out to be the greatest blessings of your life.
Last but not least, if you are keen to be a Taylorian and would like to know more? All you have to do is to just visit our official website and choose the programme of your choice. You will be able to check out all the necessary information, even download your own personalised prospectus and don’t forget to book an appointment to meet with one of our representatives. It’s that easy!As exciting and fun it may sound to go to a university it could be as complicated and confusing. The good thing about university life is that you are left to your own devices, unlike school, where you’re told what to do and how to do it. It’s important to socialise and meet new friends. I think at the end of the day, university life is all about learning and making memories. Thus, grab all the opportunities to explore things out of your comfort zone and you will be surprised with what you discover. In short, just have fun and enjoy the ride, as long as you attend classes and study regularly, you will be fine! Good luck venturing into an amazing stage of your life!
Pramira Ganesan is currently a final year law student at University of Reading (class of 2021). She loves the thrill of being spontaneous hence, you will always find her ready for an adventure at any time. Also, she is always talking to a stranger as she loves making new friends. So, if you see her , don’t forget to say Hi!