Former A level Law, Fine Art and History student Leah talks about her experience at Callywith and studying Law at the University of Roehampton.

Previous School: Truro School

Courses studied: A Level Law, Fine Art and History

Extra Activites: Academic Academy

Progression: Law - University of Roehampton

How are you finding your course/experience at university?

While we weren't in lockdown for a few months at the beginning of my university experience in September, I really enjoyed my course at university, particularly when we had in-person sessions on the course.

The modules that I currently study and have studied consist of things such as Public law and Criminal law which are particularly engaging and easy to apply to everyday cases. Due to the way my uni teaches, we are able to consult our lecturers who are also all qualified lawyers as well which really help us to gain key legal knowledge we wouldn't necessarily know until later on. They could also help provide us with work experience and suggest legal volunteer work so that we can build up our skills even during our first year (before lockdown restrictions) if we wanted to.

How did your time at Callywith influence and support your choice of/ transition to university?

I really enjoyed studying Law at Callywith, and was one of the main reasons why I chose to continue studying it at uni. It has particularly helped me develop my knowledge and prepare me for my course, especially for modules such as criminal law which I am currently studying at uni and have studied at college.

I contacted the college and spoke to Charlotte (my old Law lecturer) to help me with writing my personal statement that had helped me get into uni. I found it really easy and found callywith to be really supportive with my transition from college to uni, even though I had a gap year.

Callywith are also really supportive to those who choose to have a gap year, providing suggestions/options after college so that there is a plan in place for students like myself. 

What do you enjoy in particular about studying Law?

Law is very intriguing and particularly at my university is an engaging course to study.

Some of the topics we cover at A level cover some of the content we studying at uni which is very useful to help gain knowledge and understanding on the subject.

I enjoy law because I find things such as legal development because of a change in societal views to be interesting, and want to carry on a career in it. 

How have your A Level studies helped you in your degree?

Law in particular has helped me to expand on my knowledge at university, however, because I also studied History, it has been extremely useful for when it comes down to me writing my essays. This is because many of the skills on writing and referencing are things that you just transfer at uni. 

What are you hoping to do in the future?

I've not fully decided but have narrowed my choices down to being a  legal executive or a Barrister in the future.