As a tutor at university, I have the pleasure of teaching across a broad spectrum of students. People from all walks of life and indeed stages of life, brought together within our community by a single purpose of studying for a better future.
From this, I have the opportunity to meet a variety of potential candidates to be assessed over a period of time, and assist them in their next steps- may be even their dream job!
There have been many students that have had all the potential and grades to achieve a successful future- but every now and again, one shines so bright that they cannot be ignored.
Melissa Cooper embodies everything that a Burys family member could hope to be. Her work ethic throughout her degree was exceptional- so committed to her own academic work, future and grades; she never forgot her peers and continued to strive for them in her stint as Student Law Society President. Melissa has maintained this level of work during her work experience with us and as a valued member of staff and has fast become my right arm in the office.
Passion is hardly enough to describe her drive for the family, having dealt with Alzheimer's disease with her own grandparents; this has proved an affinity for the type of work we do, the people we help on a daily basis and the reason why we are a Burys family.
Getting to know her, meant that there were other qualities that were able to be uncovered- such as her drive to be British Sign Language qualified. This was a pleasant surprise, as I am BSL level 2 qualified and dote on my youngest son who is profoundly deaf.
This demonstrates that you never know and are constantly learning and can always be surprised by the people right under your nose. I have now had the fortune of mentoring Melissa, seeing her grow as a person and nurturing those qualities into what I know will be a formidable solicitor- just right for our family and your family.
All along, we didn't need to look any further- home grown talent all the way!