Three A Level students at Gateway Sixth Form College Rida Kassam, Beth Stevens and Rhiya Bhanout have created a handbook full of helpful information and opportunities for students who are set on a career path in Law.
Rida hopes to study Law at university and is considering a career as a commercial solicitor. She says she decided to create the handbook with her friends, “as we realised how many outreach programmes were available to students in sixth form and, after taking part in quite a few of them (like Clifford Chance’s ACCESS scheme, the Aspiring Professionals Programme and Pathways to Law), we realised how valuable they are. This handbook is like an enrichment where we can advertise the variety of opportunities available to students which include work experiences, insights into top universities, mentoring initiatives and many more. For the interviews, we reached out to students studying at top universities on LinkedIn to ask them some questions that we thought sixth form students would like to know about.”
“I would have never have even considered applying to a top university or work experience at one of the best law firms in the UK as I didn’t know these opportunities existed, so I want to increase awareness of them.”
“We are planning to create more handbooks with more outreach programmes, a new subject focus each month and an interview from a student studying that subject at a different universities such as Economics, Psychology and Maths at universities like Durham, Birmingham, the London School of Economics and Imperial College London.”
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