Three students studying Law at the University of Bolton have won special awards at the annual Bolton Law Society dinner.
The students each picked up the awards for finishing top of their class in different areas of law. Azhmera Jahangir won her award for contract law, Bashir Rassas for public law and Sadiya Patel for European law.
On winning the award, Bashir said: ‘This is a great achievement for me personally. To get the award is a great acknowledgement of all the effort and work I’ve put in. But it is also an acknowledgment to staff at the University who have been a big help throughout my course.’
Bashir has now completed his course and has already secured membership to the Inner Temple, to complete the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). All student barristers must pass the BPTC to become fully practicing, professional barristers.
Apart from his own hard work, Bashir puts his success down to support from his tutors. He added: ‘My time at the University has been great. I actually said to my tutors I didn’t want it to end, but all things must and I look forward to the next chapter. The lecturers at Bolton have been great; they are very supportive and very professional.’
President of the Bolton Law Society, Andrew Mcloughlin, said: ‘Bolton Law Society is pleased to be working with the University of Bolton to recognise the achievement of students on the Qualifying Law Degree programme.’
The Society is looking to develop further its links with the University’s Law department. Mr McLoughlin added: ‘The society is looking at other ways to develop closer links with the University and in particular is keen to encourage members to offer work shadowing opportunities to students, in order to provide them with an insight into life in practice.’
Julie England, Academic Manager for the Accountancy and Law team, is pleased the Society is recognising the efforts of the students. She said: ‘We are very proud of the way in which law provision has developed at the University and are delighted that the Bolton Law Society has made the awards in recognition of the achievement of our students.
Image: Right to left - Azhmera Jahangir, Bashir Rassas and Sadiya Patel