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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Q&A ~ Getting into a career in law

Interested in legal careers? Ever wondered what a real lawyer would advise?  In this Q&A Simon Wilson provides an experienced solicitor's insights.

What led you to become a solicitor?

I had an interest in the law from a young age. From about the age of twelve I wanted to be a solicitor and criminal cases on the news always fascinated me. This was fuelled by big criminal trials such as that of Peter Sutcliffe (the "Yorkshire Ripper") and the Dennis Nilsen trial.

At school I studied Maths, History, Geography and General Studies for A levels. I don’t think you need to choose certain A levels and A level law certainly isn’t a prerequisite. My advice would be to choose a variety of subjects in order to demonstrate a wide range of skills.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Why Careers Education Matters ~ by Laura-Jane Rawlings

Greetings dear reader

This post is mainly for the enlightenment of teachers and school governors.

The short video provides the opportunity for you to listen to one of England's top experts on Careers Education explaining why it is so important to do more on this.

Friday, 6 February 2015

How to write a good UCAS personal Statement

UCAS personal Statement

The Personal Statement section is the only part of the UCAS application form which gives you a chance to say something about yourself, and at the same time make a positive impression. It is vital to get it right and this guide explains how to put a good UCAS Personal Statement together.

Your personal statement may well be the deciding factor in whether you get an offer. Over the years the space UCAS allocate to the Personal Statement has grown from a few lines to a whole page, emphasising how important admissions tutors think it is.

You should give it similar attention. Take as much time and care as you can to make it effective. The most important thing is to explain why you are applying for your particular courses: what attracts you to that subject area, how your current A level studies have influenced you, career plans etc.