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    Worried about the future? Judith is here to help.

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    What am I able to do with a Philosophy and religious studies degree?
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    Posted on behalf of Sazzy890;

    I'm a recent parent, becoming pregnant soon after completing my LPC course (with distinction) but since then I am yet to get into the legal field.
    I value home time with my son, and I am currently part-time in a bank, but this has limited career ladder options and isn't something I'd like to do full time. I don't really want to get onto a legal training contract as this will have to be full time and the experience of a TC is long hours sacrificing home life whilst you become qualified.
    What options are open to me, what could you recommend...?
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    What resources are out there for those that still don't know where their degree could lead them? Are there any other links/resources you would recommend?
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    (Original post by CJ)
    What resources are out there for those that still don't know where their degree could lead them? Are there any other links/resources you would recommend?


    Hi,

    I would recommend speaking to someone from your universities career service. Also look out for any milkround events. I would also your department if they run any career events or alumni events where you can speak to former students.

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    (Original post by sarskinz)
    What am I able to do with a Philosophy and religious studies degree?

    Hi,

    I would recommend speaking to someone from your universities career service. Also look out for any milkround events. I would also your department if they run any career events or alumni events where you can speak to former students.

    Judith
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    (Original post by CJ)
    Posted on behalf of Sazzy890;

    I'm a recent parent, becoming pregnant soon after completing my LPC course (with distinction) but since then I am yet to get into the legal field.
    I value home time with my son, and I am currently part-time in a bank, but this has limited career ladder options and isn't something I'd like to do full time. I don't really want to get onto a legal training contract as this will have to be full time and the experience of a TC is long hours sacrificing home life whilst you become qualified.
    What options are open to me, what could you recommend...?

    Hi,

    Have you tried contacting your old uni’s career service? They are often run services to help alumni. Otherwise I would contact a local HE provider to see what part-time courses they offer or ar aware of.

    Judith
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