Congratulations to Bethany Noble one of our U6 Law academy students who recently became the first recipient of the Sonia McMahon Memorial Award, given by Addleshaw Goddard a leading Leeds Law firm. The award is given in memory of a late partner at the firm who was committed to helping and mentoring young talented Law students.
As part of the award, Bethany received £2000 which she is using to buy a new laptop, text books and to help with student accommodation as she starts her Law degree at Northumbria University this year. She will also receive valuable mentoring and work experience placements at Addleshaw Goddard throughout her time at University.
Bethany was not a member of Notre Dame’s Law academy in her L6 year, but due to her exceptional engagement with opportunities offered by the Law department she was offered a place in the U6, and graduated in May along with the other students.
To win the award Bethany had to fight off competition from a large number of applicants from schools and colleges in Leeds, Manchester and London.
Richard Ryan who now works for Law firm Squire Saunders commented “The quality of the applications was high, but Bethany Noble from Notre Dame College in Leeds was ultimately selected to be the first recipient of the award. Bethany also attended our Leeds Legal Access Week in August 2011.”
Congratulations to Bethany, and we wish her well as she embarks on her law degree.