UCL Faculty of Laws


Silindile N. Buthelezi - LLM International Banking and Finance Law 2016

Why did you choose to study at UCL Laws?  

I chose to study at UCL because it is one of the leading academic institutions in the UK in respect of teaching and research.

When I applied for the LLM in International Banking and Finance Law, I knew that I would be taught by well-renowned professors in my field of interest. Also, I loved the fact that UCL is located in the heart of the world’s financial centre – London.

What is your fondest memory of your time here?

One of the best memories I have of UCL Laws is the incredible support I received whilst I was a student. I felt valued, that my academic and career progress truly mattered, and that I was more than just a student number.

What have you gone on to do since graduating? 

After finishing my studying in 2016, I returned to my job as lecturer in the Commercial Law Department at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. I developed my LLM IRE into an academic paper which I had the opportunity to present at my first international conference.

In addition, I was recently selected as a participant for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship – a flagship program of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) whereby 1000 young Africans who are identified as future leaders in the respective industries are identified and flown to the USA to spend six weeks of academic and leadership training and universities across the United States.

I would like to thank all UCL staff (academic and administrative staff) who played a major role in my academic development during my time at UCL Laws. I am grateful for the rigorous academic training I received at UCL Laws during my LLM.