Course: BA Law
Level: First Year
Other information: I came to Kingston straight from college, through clearing, after doing A Levels. I am the first in my immediate family to attend higher education. I am a member of the Law society and am also a Kingston University Student Ambassador.
I chose Kingston because... originally I wanted to live away from home and go to Manchester university. However after not achieving the grades I needed to study the LLB, Kingston was the university that offered a BA course whereby I could transfer in the second year given I achieve 50%+ in all my modules. This is why I decided to study at Kingston as without this option I would not have been able to study Law.
I have got to where I am now.... to be honest I always wanted to go to university as I have always wanted to be a lawyer and this is the easiest most straightforward way to do so. My A-level results proved to be an obstacle but I was able to overcome them through the BA course on offer. Being a part of the Pathways to Law scheme by LSE university further confirmed my ambition to become a lawyer. Or at least having a career within the legal sector as various workshops enabled me to speak to people that have already done so, and find out that a career in the legal sector can be very rewarding.
My plans for the future are... I would like to become a Barrister and so after university I will need to study at the Bar in order to do so. However, I have also considered becoming a solicitor as well as, in fact, a teacher. In all three careers I believe I will be given the chance to help people and demonstrate my communication skills.
Meeting new people and sharing my experiences with them! It has been amazing to finally meet people that have been through the same processes as me to get to where I am.
Raving, socialising. FOOD! I'm not really a sports person but if I had to chose a favourite sport it would be netball.
Remember your studies come first. University is a great place to make new friends, socialise and party any day of the week but it is important to understand and remember why you are there. Trying to turn up to all lectures and seminars is a start because even in those that may seem pointless- you are guaranteed to leave having learnt at least something!
"I knew I wanted to be a lawyer as programmes such as Law and Order interested me and I always wanted to be the 'one in the wig' so I decided to do work experience in courts, and this further confirmed my ambition to become a Barrister."
"I remember the process of applying being very long but I had a lot of help from my head of sixth form who ensured I completed the form correctly and on time."
"I applied through the standard route of UCAS. My main advice to anyone going through the UCAS process is to get it out of the way as soon as you can. The process is quite long and can be daunting at first glance so crack on with it asap and you will have peace of mind; especially when you click that final submit button!"