Hello, my name is Ross. I have already completed my second year of the MLaw at the University of Central Lancashire. I have been studying Law in Preston for three years now, and I have another three more until I complete my degree. Aside from law, I am a passionate foodie and get my thrills from finding high-street bargains.
Before university, I studied my GCEs at Preston College in Law, Accounting and IT. And before you ask, yes, accounting is very boring! Nether the less, my two years at Preston College really prepared me for University. The college is innovative in industry-thinking; with my law tutor a former solicitor and my accounting tutor a chartered accountant. From the word go, I could map out the career routes that I could pursue.
I am now on track to qualify with a masters degree incorporating the LLB and LPC. This is the MLaw (exempting) degree which will allow me to go straight into a training contract after four years of study. I am really lucky to have the opportunity to study this course; only few providers have been given the thumbs up by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for the MLaw course.
Volunteering is central to my personal and professional development. I have been spending my summer holidays working with public organisations which pivot on the law. From Citizens Advice Bureau to Victim Support, I now volunteer as a student adviser at my University Law Clinic providing free advice to members of the public under the supervision of practicing solicitors. I also enjoy working with my university on an ad hoc basis, presenting to prospective applicants at our insight days.
I also enjoy travelling. This allows me to experience culture, meet new people and produce videos of my experiences. You can always make more money, but you can’t make memories. In the past two years, I have been to Belgium, Portugal, Luxembourg and Spain. My next destination is China which you can read more about here.