University of Law to offer scholarships and bursaries26 November 2014
Representatives from the University of Law have visited the College’s Centre for Lifelong Learning this week to encourage adult access students to pursue a career in Law.
University of Law Provost, Professor Andrea Nollent, presents to College Access students
The College has a new partnership with the University who are offering a scholarship for one student for a full year's tuition fees as well as 5 bursaries. In addition, College Access students will benefit from agreed entry requirements from their course if they wish to take up a place at the University of Law.
Professor Andrea Nollent who is the Provost at the University of Law presented to College students who are studying Access courses ranging from humanities to international relations and politics.
Professor Nollent, who has been teaching Law for over 20 years, said: “I am very glad to be here and working alongside a local college. I would encourage all of you to pursue a career in Law. It gives you a foundation for so many professions as it covers everything in regard to the human condition. It provides you with a technical ability to find solutions and gives you a real depth of experience and perspective on society.
“Our courses are all about getting students in to employment. They are very vocationally based with 98% of our LPC graduates progressing into relevant employment within nine months of graduating.”
As well as becoming barristers and solicitors, studying Law can help you progress to careers in the civil service, the police, politics, banking, business and teaching.
Ibrahim Badmus, who is studying an Access to Higher Education Diploma in International Relations and Politics, said: “It has been interesting and encouraging to hear about the opportunities available to us at the College and when we complete our course.
“After finishing the Access course I want to go on and study history and Russian and possibly do a Law conversion.”
Grant Glendinning, Director for the Centre for Lifelong Learning, said: “We are really proud of this new partnership with one of the best providers of law degree courses in this country. This year the partnership is providing fantastic financial incentives and opportunities to our students at a challenging time for the adult learning sector.”
Access to Higher Education Diplomas are one year intensive courses for adults who wish to progress to university. Universities recognise the qualification as the equivalent of A Levels.
Centre for Lifelong Learning
On the doorstep of Finsbury Park this Centre specialises in adult education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Literacy and Numeracy, IT and Teacher Training.