School of Law

Student Profiles

Carla ReesonCarla Reeson

PhD Law

I am conducting research within English housing law on how local authorities implement homelessness legislation. I also completed an LLB here at the University and a Masters in Socio-legal and Criminological Research Methods.

I chose to conduct my PhD at the University of Nottingham largely due to my potential supervisors, one a specialist in my area of law and another in research methodology, who I had come to know during my previous studies. The University also forms part of a Doctoral Training Partnership for the ESRC, offering competitive studentship funding of which I am in receipt. The support, guidance and development opportunities I have received from both my supervisors and the ESRC has confirmed that I made the right choice.

A dedicated office space shared between the law PhD cohort also enables us to be a social bunch, organising regular gatherings from Friday evening drinks at the office, to an escape room challenge or meals out. Some of these events are subsidised by the school ensuring that as many of us as possible can get together and take some time away from the grind.

A special part of my experiences here has been the atmosphere surrounding my studies. The University grounds are beautiful and relaxing, with the Millennium Garden right outside our office space. The staff and other research students here are also fantastic personalities and characters. After five years at the University I could not feel more at home.


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