The three words that I would describe how connected I felt to others when I started uni are detached, disengaged and dejected. I didn’t know anything about student life and all the information I had received overwhelmed me, it also didn’t help that at the time I was very shy and the majority of my cohort were strangers to me.
After going to a First Year Morning Tea for the 2018 law cohort and getting to know some of my peers, I found myself becoming excited about uni and taking on my first semester. By getting involved in the Law Society (MULS), I discovered passions I never knew that I had. After submitting my first assignment for my introductory law unit and really enjoying legal research component of it, I began writing articles for The Brief, which is the flagship student publication for MULS.
I really enjoyed exploring topics outside of my formal legal studies and immersing myself into insights about the legal industry, quietly going about it while balancing it with my studies and the retail job I was doing at the time. I was having a day when my energy levels were really low, so it was a lovely surprise when I opened FB to find that I had been called #readoftheweek.
Once again, I find myself connecting with my interest in writing while going through uncertain times. 2020 is definitely something I will look back on as the one of the most formative years of my life. I feel that same sentiment applies to my overall time here at Macquarie, which has gone beyond being a student and burying my nose in case law. It has enabled me to form lifelong friendships and develop my confidence in social settings, through discovering what I am passionate about and finding like-minded people.