With my final year at Queen Mary coming to an end, I would now like to reflect on some of the most memorable social events I attended during my time as a Queen Mary law student. Even though social life at Queen Mary is varied, I would like to briefly describe just a few social events – the ones I was the most impressed with.
Having just arrived to university from abroad, I didn’t have many friends in the UK and couldn’t imagine how beautiful London was. Soon after settling in, I attended a fantastic night out with other Queen Mary freshers just as excited about starting university as me. During the Freshers Ball, I very much enjoyed a cruise along the Thames, admired London at night, socialised with people from around the world and was lucky to meet some of my best friends at university. The atmosphere during the Ball was relaxed and my first ever London cruise was simply unforgettable.
The Queen Mary Law Ball
During my second year, the Queen Mary Law and Bar societies organised the Law Ball – a great event held at Lincoln’s Inn and attended by QM law students and alumni, QM professors and other inspiring people. During the official part of the Ball, I socialised with fellow students and heard some of the QM alumni success stories. Afterwards, I attended an after party – a cruise around Thames at night. Remembering how impressed I was during my first Thames cruise during the Freshers Ball, my second cruise was just as unforgettable – London was breathtaking! Also, being able to spend more time with my good friends and meet new people made the night fantastic. Given the success of the event, I hope the societies will organise it for many years to come.
The Queen Mary Christmas Formal
During my third year, the Queen Mary Law and Bar societies organised another great event – the Christmas Formal – held at the Law Society of England and Wales. I really enjoyed this event as I could dance to live music with so many other students which made it a fun experience, enjoy beautiful venue and had an opportunity to catch up with my friends in a more relaxed environment.
The Queen Mary School of Law 50th anniversary dinner
The highlight of my final year at Queen Mary was attending the School of Law 50th anniversary dinner held in Guildhall. The event started with drinks reception and was followed by a formal dinner during which I listened to students’ and professors’ reflections on the School of Law. Smiling people and beautiful dinner hall created an unforgettable atmosphere. I once again realised how happy and proud I am to be a part of the QM School of Law and how rich my experience at Queen Mary has been.