I was born in a countryside in Tatra Mountains in Poland. I grew up during the transformation from Communism regime to democracy. From early childhood I remember lack of basic products and work. My mother died when I was 8. Me and my sister were raised by my father and my aunt. We all worked very hard. First job I started when I was about 15. My region was then developing towards tourism. I was a guide in a museum of middle age torture complaint. Since then until I was 28 I always worked in tourist industry. In the region where I come from it’s the main industry, but a majority of jobs are only seasonal. I came to London in July 2016. I planned just temporary, as I was already a couple of months jobless in Poland and full of debts. My English was on very basic level. I had funds to survive 2 weeks. I prayed and kept applying for any job. After a week I started to work during the night in hotel bar. I felt frustrated about my low command of English. I met a girl who was doing a foundation year of Business Management at the University. She recommend me to do the same to improve my language skills so I did. I loved the study, my progress and the people I met, but business was not my thing. I wanted to help people. After finishing the foundation I applied to law school. I was so Happy when I got an acceptance letter! I am particularly interested in international law issues, immigration and Human Rights. In the beginning of the first year of law school I found online a law firm whose field and profile of cases I Ioved. After 4 months the opportunity came. I applied asap. Two months later I was an intern there. This was my big success. Currently I am at second year of my study. I am volunteering for the University Law Clinic providing research and legal advice for the members of local community. I have been awarded a bursary to visit Brussels for research about European Union and current affairs about Brexit. Being a law student is vey stressful and time consuming, but every single success gives a power to work even more.
University of East London