Social Responsibility

Pathways to Law – 10 years on

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:00 BST

The School of Law is excited to be welcoming its 10th cohort of students this October onto the Pathways to Law programme. The programme, aimed at students from backgrounds traditionally under-represented at University, has been taken up by over 400 college students in and around Manchester.

We’ve delivered workshops on CV writing, networking, the legal professions of Solicitors and Barristers, and writing UCAS Personal Statements. We’ve provided work experience placements at some of the top legal firms and chambers in the region, visited courts and chambers in Manchester and London, held competitions on debating and mooting, and attended annual residential conferences.

This summer 27 students in Cohort 8 graduated from the programme

Abby Pass is a graduate from Cohort 8 and now studying Law at The University Manchester, she said: "Pathways to Law at The University of Manchester has been one of the most beneficial experiences I have been a part of, not only inspiring me to become a lawyer but giving me the knowledge and desire to do so."

As well as continuing this important work with local Year 12 and Year 13 students, the programme is being expanded to include work with school students in Years 10 and 11. We hope to inspire and equip students to succeed in their school and college studies, and progress into higher education and the legal sector.

This work is funded by the Sutton Trust, the Legal Education Foundation, and the University of Manchester, and would not be possible without the support and input of staff across the School of Law, undergraduate student mentors, and members of the University's Widening Participation team.

For more information please see the School of Law website.

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