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    I have a 2.1 that I got in 2013 from a less prestigious RG university (think Leeds or Sheffield level). The mark was 59.7 (or so) and the university awarded me the 2.1.

    So, I started working and gaining experience as I knew straight out from uni I was wasting my time looking for a TC. I managed to get 6 months in a FTSE250 building company and made some decent achievements there (Made close to a million for the company). I left to pursue a paralegal role and I got the paralegal role, I plan on being there for 2 years then sitting an LLM at Durham, who are positive that I should at least apply to them.

    With this experience added and an LLM at a more prestigious university, do I have a shot at the TC's (regional or city)? Do they look at the whole picture rather than the scraped through 2.1? The barely 2.1 has really not helped, but I have really been trying to build the CV for years so you know...

    Also, I am sort of aware that some firms do not like the LLM (not sure which) but I am just taking one as I want to prove I can get the top grades on the modules I did not do well on. I had one fail module in 3rd year and it ****ed up my average score.

    My ABB at A Level does cut me off from applying to many city/regional firms but I am not that picky. Plus I did have extenuating circumstances at A Level but it would feel weird mentioning that I had surgery so I won't (I presume it is unwritten knowledge that they don't want the possibility of someone being ill and taking time off even though I have had perfect health for years now).
 
 
 
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