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    Hi!

    I am currently studying Psychology, Law and English Literature and achieve AAAA at AS Level, I definitely want to study law at university but am having significant trouble choosing my five choices. I have not got the time or funds to visit all of the possible ones i'd like to apply to, I definitely want to apply to a RG uni but I am worried despite my AS grades that my Personal Statement isn't strong enough etc (I worry too much) so any tips on that would be great!

    I am thinking of applying to: Warwick, Bristol and Southampton and then maybe: Exeter, Nottingham, Durham (although it is very hard to get into and very far from home!) or KCL. Could anyone give me any tips on how they made their decisions, how hard their university was to get into, good/bad points and any advice possible really! And the likelihood of being accepted to these top unis because although my grades meet the requirements so far, they are extremely competitive!

    Also, I have my LNAT approaching very soon and unfortunately the practice tests that I am doing are going awfully, I keep avoiding the essay questions because I freak out and mess them up haha - how much revision did you do for it? Will any of the LNAT uni's still consider me if it does go bad? Is it really as hard/bad as everyone makes out?

    This has turned into a ramble-filled post but any uni application/admission, personal statement and LNAT advice/help would be much appreciated!

    THANK YOU
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    Hey!

    With your grades, I don't see why you shouldn't apply to top unis for law. What's your GCSE profile like? If you have majority A*-Bs in your GCSEs, you should strongly consider UCL/LSE as well. All unis are competitive, but you can make a competitive application.

    If the LNAT is something you're really worried about, consider Warwick and the LSE strongly, both are non-LNAT unis with very good reputations at all levels of employment. I personally did not do much preparation for the LNAT other than reading the daily headlines for potential points for the essay and just generally reading and improving my vocabulary for the Multiple Choice Questions. But I have heard people on TSR suggest the Mark Shepard book. I don't know how good this book is but you should look into it.

    In terms of advice, for the MCQ section of the LNAT, read this thread for general advice on approaching any kind of multiple choice tests.

    In terms of your PS, consider submitting it to the PS Help Service if you want a review. Also read the article for Writing Your Personal Statement and the Law Personal Statement Subject Guide for more specialised advice. To get a better idea of what PSes look like for law, to help get you started, read some of the examples in the Law Personal Statement Bank. Check out Personal Statements by University to see what successful Law PSes looked like for the unis you're interested in.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    Best wishes,
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    (Original post by abigailivy)
    Hi!

    I am currently studying Psychology, Law and English Literature and achieve AAAA at AS Level, I definitely want to study law at university but am having significant trouble choosing my five choices. I have not got the time or funds to visit all of the possible ones i'd like to apply to, I definitely want to apply to a RG uni but I am worried despite my AS grades that my Personal Statement isn't strong enough etc (I worry too much) so any tips on that would be great!

    I am thinking of applying to: Warwick, Bristol and Southampton and then maybe: Exeter, Nottingham, Durham (although it is very hard to get into and very far from home!) or KCL. Could anyone give me any tips on how they made their decisions, how hard their university was to get into, good/bad points and any advice possible really! And the likelihood of being accepted to these top unis because although my grades meet the requirements so far, they are extremely competitive!

    Also, I have my LNAT approaching very soon and unfortunately the practice tests that I am doing are going awfully, I keep avoiding the essay questions because I freak out and mess them up haha - how much revision did you do for it? Will any of the LNAT uni's still consider me if it does go bad? Is it really as hard/bad as everyone makes out?

    This has turned into a ramble-filled post but any uni application/admission, personal statement and LNAT advice/help would be much appreciated!

    THANK YOU
    Hi Abigail , im also doin English Literature, Law and Psychology at A level :-) I achieved full marks in my AS English exam and 93% in my AS Law - A grades in both subjects and 89% in my AS Psychology exam - B grade :-) I also want to do Law LLB at Uni !!:-D my suggestion to you would be to look at potential work experiences you can do in the october half term as well as perhaps joining some extra curriculum clubs at your college/ school to enhance your communication skills and leadership skills?
    If you want some additional help or guidance on any aspect of ucas or your personal statement i would be happy to help a fellow student- you can send me a private message XD xx

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    Hi Abigail , im also doin English Literature, Law and Psychology at A level :-) I achieved full marks in my AS English exam and 93% in my AS Law - A grades in both subjects and 89% in my AS Psychology exam - B grade :-) I also want to do Law LLB at Uni !!:-D my suggestion to you would be to look at potential work experiences you can do in the october half term as well as perhaps joining some extra curriculum clubs at your college/ school to enhance your communication skills and leadership skills?
    If you want some additional help or guidance on any aspect of ucas or your personal statement i would be happy to help a fellow student- you can send me a private message XD xx


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    Hi Aliakhan - thank you for the response! Wow we are taking the same A-levels! Well done on your fantastic results, I got 100% in both my law modules and my others also went relatively well but I guess I just like to panic and worry I won't be good enough for some of the competitive courses!
    I did work experience over Summer and got offered extra work from the Solicitors so intend on going back - I think this helps strengthen my PS and what clubs would you suggest? I'm senior prefect etc and have mentioned all of that on my PS, it just feels like I haven't achieved as much as I should have to be applying to courses at such high uni's!

    Thank you very much for that lovely offer and i'll definitely consider it if I need any more advice, also you can feel free to message me if you want any help/advice too! Good Luck with it all!! xxx
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    Hey!

    With your grades, I don't see why you shouldn't apply to top unis for law. What's your GCSE profile like? If you have majority A*-Bs in your GCSEs, you should strongly consider UCL/LSE as well. All unis are competitive, but you can make a competitive application.

    If the LNAT is something you're really worried about, consider Warwick and the LSE strongly, both are non-LNAT unis with very good reputations at all levels of employment. I personally did not do much preparation for the LNAT other than reading the daily headlines for potential points for the essay and just generally reading and improving my vocabulary for the Multiple Choice Questions. But I have heard people on TSR suggest the Mark Shepard book. I don't know how good this book is but you should look into it.

    In terms of advice, for the MCQ section of the LNAT, read this thread for general advice on approaching any kind of multiple choice tests.

    In terms of your PS, consider submitting it to the PS Help Service if you want a review. Also read the article for Writing Your Personal Statement and the Law Personal Statement Subject Guide for more specialised advice. To get a better idea of what PSes look like for law, to help get you started, read some of the examples in the Law Personal Statement Bank. Check out Personal Statements by University to see what successful Law PSes looked like for the unis you're interested in.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    Best wishes,
    Arrowhead.
    Hiya!

    Thank you so much for such a detailed response, I really appreciate it! I was hoping to apply to the top uni's however my GCSE's were not as strong as I would've liked them to be - 4A*'s 3 A's 2B's and 3 C's (and unfortunately a C is in a core subject of MATHS! - I much preffered my alevel choices than my GCSE'S and took relatively easier subjects at GCSE which I feared would detract appeal from my application!) I would LOVE to apply to UCL but unfortunately they require a B in maths and a C in a foreign language which I have neither so I would not be considered and therefore, I also questioned whether LSE would consider me with those GCSE grades!

    Warwick is one of my top choices but I appreciate how difficult it is to get onto their courses. How did you do in your LNAT if you don't mind me asking? that is similar to what I am doing and i'll just try to keep working for it as I rescheduled it to mid November so still have some prep time. Thank you so much for these links, I will definitely check them out!

    Would submitting my PS to this service make it public? I was advised by my tutors not to put my statement on the internet but if it would be private than i'd be extremely grateful for any advice.

    Once again, thank you so much! - Abigail.
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    (Original post by abigailivy)
    Hiya!

    Thank you so much for such a detailed response, I really appreciate it! I was hoping to apply to the top uni's however my GCSE's were not as strong as I would've liked them to be - 4A*'s 3 A's 2B's and 3 C's (and unfortunately a C is in a core subject of MATHS! - I much preffered my alevel choices than my GCSE'S and took relatively easier subjects at GCSE which I feared would detract appeal from my application!) I would LOVE to apply to UCL but unfortunately they require a B in maths and a C in a foreign language which I have neither so I would not be considered and therefore, I also questioned whether LSE would consider me with those GCSE grades!

    Warwick is one of my top choices but I appreciate how difficult it is to get onto their courses. How did you do in your LNAT if you don't mind me asking? that is similar to what I am doing and i'll just try to keep working for it as I rescheduled it to mid November so still have some prep time. Thank you so much for these links, I will definitely check them out!

    Would submitting my PS to this service make it public? I was advised by my tutors not to put my statement on the internet but if it would be private than i'd be extremely grateful for any advice.

    Once again, thank you so much! - Abigail.
    I did the LNAT in 2009 (for 2010 entry), then the LNAT was only out of 30, not 42 as it is now. I had a 26/30 in my year.

    The PS Service is a private forum. Anything you post there will not appear in any search engine, nor plagiarism checks, it's safe. Do not post your PS anywhere else on the forum though, that is all public.
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    Hi Aliakhan - thank you for the response! Wow we are taking the same A-levels! Well done on your fantastic results, I got 100% in both my law modules and my others also went relatively well but I guess I just like to panic and worry I won't be good enough for some of the competitive courses!
    I did work experience over Summer and got offered extra work from the Solicitors so intend on going back - I think this helps strengthen my PS and what clubs would you suggest? I'm senior prefect etc and have mentioned all of that on my PS, it just feels like I haven't achieved as much as I should have to be applying to courses at such high uni's!

    Thank you very much for that lovely offer and i'll definitely consider it if I need any more advice, also you can feel free to message me if you want any help/advice too! Good Luck with it all!! xxx
    Hi Abby, hmm the clubs that i would suggest would be probably sports club?/ or even enrichment activities that you can do , e.g. Volunteering or just some form of leadership skills scheme that you can do.

    At my college i am the President of the student forum as well as a student ambassador- perhaps you can find out if your college has student ambassadors or even if they have a student forum, i would definetly suggest that you join them as it would be really beneficial in terms of aiding you with communication skills that you can write in your personal statement?

    Just out of interest, what area of law would you like to gain a career in and why did you choose to study law rather than any other degree? XD :-D xx


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    Hi Abby, hmm the clubs that i would suggest would be probably sports club?/ or even enrichment activities that you can do , e.g. Volunteering or just some form of leadership skills scheme that you can do.

    At my college i am the President of the student forum as well as a student ambassador- perhaps you can find out if your college has student ambassadors or even if they have a student forum, i would definetly suggest that you join them as it would be really beneficial in terms of aiding you with communication skills that you can write in your personal statement?

    Just out of interest, what area of law would you like to gain a career in and why did you choose to study law rather than any other degree? XD :-D xx


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    oh yeah they do sound good - i'm a senior prefect at my school and was on the year council, I also am the sixth form link mentor for the whole of year eleven! Do you reckon that this is enough? I don't really know which area, I always wanted to do criminal law or family law but my work exp placement showed me new areas of civil law such as conveyancing and matrimonial and I found them super interesting so i'm pretty open about it and don't have any preferences at the moment! how about yourself? Law has just always stood out to me, it's my favourite A-level and one day i'd really like to be a solicitor so I just think that a law degree is the way forward for me! how about yourself lovely? xx
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    oh yeah they do sound good - i'm a senior prefect at my school and was on the year council, I also am the sixth form link mentor for the whole of year eleven! Do you reckon that this is enough? I don't really know which area, I always wanted to do criminal law or family law but my work exp placement showed me new areas of civil law such as conveyancing and matrimonial and I found them super interesting so i'm pretty open about it and don't have any preferences at the moment! how about yourself? Law has just always stood out to me, it's my favourite A-level and one day i'd really like to be a solicitor so I just think that a law degree is the way forward for me! how about yourself lovely? xx
    I think you are spot on to say that through your work placements you have found a new found enthusiasm for law :-) hmm myself? Well the main reason why i chose to study law at A level was to understand the reasons why people conform to society's expectations and why they dont challenge the democracy :-) also i wanted to learn more about criminal law as i loved trying to find out the reasons why someone commits an offence, but now im more interested in anti terrorism law, employment law and corporate law as i find them to be crucial in the soicety that we live in XD
    Regarding your commitments around school , perhaps you could join clubs or something just to gain more communication skills and leadership qualities which will be essential in team working exercises at uni life? (just a thought) XD
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    I did the LNAT in 2009 (for 2010 entry), then the LNAT was only out of 30, not 42 as it is now. I had a 26/30 in my year.

    The PS Service is a private forum. Anything you post there will not appear in any search engine, nor plagiarism checks, it's safe. Do not post your PS anywhere else on the forum though, that is all public.
    Wow that is a fantastic result!

    I decided to apply to Cambridge quite last minute (i've always wanted to apply but have only just gained the confidence to risk it) and therefore, get my UCAS application in early - (although due to my GCSE Profile etc I probably don't stand a chance but I know i'll regret it if I don't try!) I don't now have time to get my PS reviewed or sent to anyone as my teachers want my application sent by Monday afternoon, so I was wondering do you have any important tips you could give me? I've done tons of drafts but I still worry it is too bland and makes me sound like every other candidate. Do you have any advice on this?

    Also do you think it is risky having my choices as: Cambridge (A*AA), Warwick (AAA), Bristol (AAA), Nottingham (A*AA) and Exeter (AAA/AAB). I am predicted A*AA/AAA - I swapped Southampton (AAA) with Nottingham but I am debating whether I should seriously reconsider this, any advice?
 
 
 
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