An introduction to studying Law with The University of Law and Coventry University – Including courses, careers and application tips

02 June 2020 at 15:00

Event speakers:

Chloe Warsop, Student Recruitment Manager, The University of Law

Emily Day, Regional Student Recruitment Specialist, Coventry University

There were 142 registrations for the live event from students, teachers and school groups.

Event Summary

This webinar is hosted by Jon Cheek, the Founder and Director of UniTasterDays. Guidance is provided for students to help them make good choices when considering university. The guest speakers for this event are Chloe Warsop, the Student Recruitment Manager at the University of Law and Emily Day, the Regional Student Recruitment Specialist at Coventry University.

Careers in law and how to get there
Chloe speaks about the University of Law, what subjects they focus on and the locations they are based in around the country. She goes on to speak about the careers you can go into with a law degree, specifically solicitor and barrister. Chloe explains the differences between the two roles, for example why it is more competitive to be a barrister and why many of them are self-employed. She talks about the current pathways you can take to become a solicitor and barrister, how long they take and training which you will receive. Finally, she touches on the apprenticeship route to becoming a solicitor and how this is different to an undergraduate law course.

Personal statement top tips
Emily speaks about what admission tutors are looking for when reading your personal statement such as enthusiasm for your chosen course. She explains why it is important to demonstrate your understanding of the course you will study and shares ways to get started on your writing.

Gaining work experience is not easy in a COVID-19 world and Emily talks about what you can do to overcome your lack of experience. She touches on the transferable skills you can talk to strengthen your application and shares an effective method which ensures your statement includes relevant examples to support what you are saying. Finally, Emily shares her tips for what to include in your personal statement and what to avoid.

Session summary from Rubaya Zaman, a final year English Literature student at the University of Birmingham.

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Important note:

The live event is for post 16-students. Those aged 15 or under will have access to the event recordings which will be provided on this page as well, after the event.

Of course teachers, careers colleagues and support staff are very welcome to attend as well - for their own CPD purposes.

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