Hannah Coe from the University of Law, based in Guildford, and two current second-year students, who have successfully applied to study Law after Collyer’s, ran a session for first year learners last week. Organised by Collyer’s Head of Law, Janene Weymouth, the presentation and Q&A focussed on UCAS and how to make competitive applications to read Law at university.
Collyer’s students Hari Gunturu, who has a provisional offer to study Law at Oxford University, and Bethany Barratt, who has a provisional offer from Cambridge University, talked about preparing for interviews, and the importance of mock interviews and detailed research. The students also shared their experiences of applying, including some handy top-tips!
Hannah Coe and the students also covered topics including how to sell yourself based on identifying the skills you already possess, structuring a personal statement and why personal statement writing is so important.
Hannah gave the students an insight into the view from the admissions perspective at the University of Law, and why it is important to write original statements and the dangers of plagiarism and copying a template.
Janene Weymouth was delighted: “Huge thanks to Hannah, Hari and Bethany for delivering such an important enrichment event. The students found the session interesting, inspiring and insightful. It will certainly help with their applications later in the year.”
Rob Hussey, Vice Principal (Curriculum) said: “The University of Law are incredibly supportive of Collyer’s and deserve our colossal thanks, as do Janene, Hari and Bethany.”