After graduating from Cardiff University with a First Class degree in Law and Politics, I decided that I wanted to continue my studies and went on to study an LLM degree in Governance and Devolution. I had enjoyed studying modules on devolution and the impact it has had on Welsh law and politics during my undergraduate degree and was therefore keen to broaden my understanding in the field. Due to the generous contribution of the James Pantyfedwen Foundation, I had the opportunity to continue with my studies at Cardiff.
I really enjoyed the Masters’ course as I had the opportunity to learn more about the constitutional arrangements of the United Kingdom and about devolution in Wales, from a political as well as a legal perspective. I decided to study modules that focused specifically on the situation in Wales and I believe that I have significantly expanded my understanding of devolution in Wales. In addition, I studied subjects that were completely new to me such as public policy in Wales. I also completed a dissertation on bilingual legal education in Welsh universities and the steps that could be taken to develop the provision.
I am very grateful to the James Pantyfedwen Foundation for the contribution towards my tuition fees as I have benefited from following the course. I have now a temporary post within Gwynedd Council's Democracy Service but hope to take some time off to travel during the next year. I am certain that what I learned during my Masters' course was beneficial when I applied for my current job, and I hope it will be just as useful when I start applying for jobs again after returning home! I would therefore like to thank the James Pantyfedwen Foundation for giving me this opportunity.