Pathways to Law graduation 2024

On Saturday 27 April, the University celebrated the success of Year 13 students on the Pathways to Law programme at a Graduation ceremony held at The University’s Whitworth Art Gallery. Proud family and friends joined us for an afternoon of reflection and celebration, along with guest speakers, University staff and alumni.

Pathways to Law is a social mobility scheme, run at The University of Manchester in partnership with The Sutton Trust, that inspires and supports Year 12 and 13 students from backgrounds under-represented at University who are interested in a career in Law. The programme aims to provide students with opportunities to connect and engage with top universities and law professionals as well as build key transferable skills.

Denis Buckley, Student Marketing and Recruitment Manager in The Faculty of Humanities, said: “It’s great to see so many young students taking part in this programme and exploring their potential university subject and graduate options early. It not only builds their knowledge of Law, but also enhances their soft skills. At the graduation, all of the students showcased their range of skills and talent – they’re definitely on a steady path to great careers!”

The event was closed by student speaker Fiona, who said: “It wasn’t until this programme that I knew that I wanted to come to The University of Manchester and become a barrister.”

During their time on the programme, students consistently showed their drive, resilience and passion. The future is definitely bright for all of these students.