Timipre Wolo – a former law student at the University of Aberdeen – has been shortlisted for the Professional Achievement category of the 2017 British Council Alumni Awards. After graduating from Aberdeen with an LLM degree in Oil and Gas Law, Timipre has embarked upon a successful legal career as well as co-founding the Greener Nigeria Initiative NGO. She has also been involved at management level in the Legal Department of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) – an organisation working on the development of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry – where she contributed a great deal to the cause of youth development:
“Education is a vital tool for sustainable development and shows that anything is achievable irrespective of your station at birth.” – Timipre Wolo
The British Council Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education.
(L-R) Euan and Jennifer with the winners’ trophy and University law lecturer Malcolm Combe
Congratulations go to University of Aberdeen Law Diploma students Jennifer Baird and Euan Thompson, who jointly won the recent Scottish Client Competition, earning the opportunity to represent Scotland internationally.
The competition’s theme this year was ‘residential neighbours’ and involved mock scenarios including a hedge dispute and property damage caused by children. Jennifer and Euan took part in a simulated lawyer/client interview and were competing against five other teams from Scottish universities. A panel of expert judges marked each performance and gave feedback.
“I think the competition has been invaluable to both of us, through gaining interview skills, the experience of working under pressure to find solutions and managing client expectations.” -Jennifer Baird
Jennifer and Euan will take their skills to the international stage at the University of Kent later this year.
Congratulations once again to Jennifer and Euan and best of luck for the next stage!