Course Undertaken at University of Aberdeen: LLM Oil & Gas Law
Name: Armi Bintang & Prisilia Sitompul
Why did you choose to study Oil & Gas Law at the University of Aberdeen?
AB: I was working in Indonesia as a Commercial Lawyer with a lot of crossover with the Oil & Gas Industry. I really wanted to get a better understanding of the sector as there is a shortage of specialised lawyers in Indonesia. This course would offer me a great opportunity for progression.
PS: I have always had an interest in the Oil industry; I grew up in Sumatra Island in Indonesia where there is a lot of work related to the industry with both my Father and Sister working in the industry. No other University offers such a relevant course as this and I felt it would provide me with a lot of the skills needed to build up a successful career.
AB: Aberdeen is also the Oil Capital of Europe giving it excellent access to the industry and allows us to get a real insight to the industry.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
PS: I have enjoyed learning in a different way to Indonesia; the lecturers are very professional and discuss issues with us as peers. I really have liked developing my critical skills over the last few months; this will be really helpful in my future career.
AB: The subjects we study are very interesting and I have learnt lots of new skills. The course is giving me a far greater insight to the industry and is providing me with up to date skills and experience.
How have you found student life in Aberdeen and living in Scotland?
AB: I have enjoyed my time in Aberdeen I have met a lot of students from all over the world. I have even managed to go Skiing in the Cairngorm Mountains, it was the first time I have ever seen real snow!
PS: It is has been really good, there are lots of things to do. I have enjoyed swimming at the sports village. I have found the people in Scotland to be really friendly. Aberdeen is a great city to study as it is very calm and relaxing.
Do you stay in University accommodation?
AB: I stay at Unite on King Street, it is very competitively priced and provides all my utilities as well as being close to the Campus.
PS: I stay with another Indonesian student in a private let just of King Street. I love my flat as it is so close to the City Centre and the University Campus which means I can walk every day in a short space of time.
Would you recommend the University to others?
Both: Yeah the University is a very good place to study, the experience has been good and the programme we are studying will be very useful when continuing our career. The course is interesting and allows us to go into great detail in each subject allowing us to develop a far greater understanding of the industry.
What 3 words would you use to describe your time in Aberdeen?
PS: Comfortable; Safe and Friendly
AB: Beautiful, Friendly and Lovely
Indonesian Student Visit to Aberdeen
Trisakti University Staff and Students visit Aberdeen
The University were delighted to welcome a group of 2nd and 3rd year law students from Trisakti University, Jakarta to campus on Thursday 20th November. The group also met with current Indonesian students studying at Aberdeen along with hearing of Aberdeen’s world leading expertise in oil and gas law.