Kunal Bindra (Intellectual Property Law LLM, 2019)
"Donating to the CCLS Bursary Fund can be more than just a financial contribution. It can help CCLS students take free and confident steps towards building fulfilling careers in their chosen fields of study..."
Why did you choose to study at CCLS?
One of the main reasons why I chose to study at CCLS was the unparalleled range of intellectual property law modules that aligned with my academic and creative interests. At CCLS, not only did I study copyright law from international and comparative perspectives, but I was also exposed to its application in creative industries such as music, film, and interactive entertainment.
How did you hear about the bursary on offer?
I heard about the bursary on offer through the CCLS website and the emails sent by the CCLS team after receiving an offer to study at QMUL.
How did receiving a bursary make a difference to you?
Receiving a bursary helped me approach my studies with a clearer mind and motivated me to focus on my long-term career goals. It also gave me many opportunities to interact with and learn from leading copyright academics and practitioners.
What might have happened to your career if you did not receive a bursary?
The costs of studying for a master's degree in London can be significant, especially for international students, as obtaining immigration permission requires proof of funds for tuition and living expenses. Not receiving a bursary could have resulted in additional pressure and delays in terms of funding my studies. The effects of the pressure might have affected my overall experience at CCLS.
What would you say to donors who are considering donating to the CCLS Bursary Fund?
Donating to the CCLS Bursary Fund can be more than just a financial contribution. It can help CCLS students take free and confident steps towards building fulfilling careers in their chosen fields of study.
How you can get involved in the Giving Day, 8-9 June:
- Give your gift early. Your contribution, regardless of its size, and when combined with the generosity of others, will provide life-changing opportunities for future CCLS students. You can also sign up for regular giving to support CCLS regularly
- Become a Champion and help spread the word with our Champion Toolkit
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