documenting my life, thoughts and tips, as a 20-something woman trying to figure out her life's true purpose

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day in the life of a Tourist

Bonjour!! Hope all is well with you, revision etccc :D

I visited the London based courts yesterday with the Madre. After agonisingly long train journey (I was still tired from lack of sleep the night before) we arrived in sunny London, now I don't know about you but I LOVE London- individuality is rife, the city oozes prestige and the smell of the Thames is intoxicating! Lol. 

I was full of excitement and expectation for the day's delights. 

We visited the Old Bailey first, however, rather surprisingly the court didn't stand up to my expectations: I expected grandeur, but I wasn't given it :( 

Once inside we were told that we could sit in on a murder re-trial. This froze me to my core, I couldn't move and suddenly I felt nauseous. We sat with the family of the deceased, which made be feel as if I had invaded their personal space, their grieving time... This poor young lady had been brutally murdered, chopped and burnt by her boyfriend. I was horrified I couldn't believe that human beings could be so inhuman, even after leaving the court I was still emotional. 

Despite these feelings, I couldn't help but feeling intrigued as to why, he had done what he did, what had lead him to think this was the only solution? The defendant was clearly mentally disturbed, this goes without saying, but something had lead him to murder that day and I couldn't help but wonder what that was. I wanted these unanswered questions answered, which has made by think that maybe a  career in the BAU would suit me better :S

Next we visited the Royal Courts of Justice, I love this place, it was so pretty! I couldn't help but think I was walking across the same floor as some of the great Law Lords! We then went on a self-tour and I took a pic with Lord Woolf himself.* 

I had a great day, altogether it made me think about where I want to be after my degree. I loved the RCJ and really would throughly enjoy every part of my day working within its ancient walls! But then I think back to the murder trial and the thought processes that must have lead the defendant to kill and I'm confused would a path strictly involving the Law, those lovely robes and the infamous wigs be better suited for me, or would a more Criminological/ Psychological career path suit me better? 

I am going to have to do some in depth personal research on this one. 

Enjoy your evening guys.

Yours Faitfully, 

*made of metal hangers  
Behavioural Analysis Unit

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

First Impressions are important


My name is Roshanne and I'm a LLB Law with Criminology student at the beautifully green and tranquil Keele University (as shown above).

So, tentatively (following Bence Leb's inspirational 'follow the leaders' article in the Young Lawyer) I have decided to join the world of blogging (EEEK!) Like the new kid on the block, I'm nervous, excited and ready for new experiences... Let the journey begin!

Whether you're about to choose your GCSE subjects, or pick your A-Level subjects, or whether you're packed, ready and destined for University, an Apprenticeship, a Job or if you're still undecided this blog is for you... As from the trials and tribulations of picking a suitable Uni with 'realistic entry requirements' to the woes and worries of the dreaded results day, I've been through it all. 

Let me just start by saying this: it isn't easy I worked hard, bloody hard during A-levels and it all paid off, as come August I had gained AAB in English Language, Psychology and Economics, something which to this day I am still very proud of :D ... You've probably been told this a billion times + 100 more nags from the parents, tutors, lecturers and the family pet but let me put it quite frankly, if you don't put the effort in, if you don't want to be the best you can be, rethink where you see yourself in the future IMMEDIATELY! Because if you do not put in 100% then this is exactly how future Law firms and Barrister Chambers are going to see you- they won't settle for second best, so why should you?

As one Mr Rascal once said "FIX UP, LOOK SHARP!" 

Yours Faithfully,
© Roshsrambles

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