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    I'm a mature student with a long (not great) academic history. During my most recent non-law course I suffered a life altering injury and I've recently recieved medical support for mental health issues that have seen my grades shoot up. Do I mention this or do I leave it?

    Its obvious something has gone on since my GDL avg. was just 50% but my LLB & LLM are at 73% with my highest recent mark being 86%.
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    (Original post by monokurobuu)
    I'm a mature student with a long (not great) academic history. During my most recent non-law course I suffered a life altering injury and I've recently recieved medical support for mental health issues that have seen my grades shoot up. Do I mention this or do I leave it?

    Its obvious something has gone on since my GDL avg. was just 50% but my LLB & LLM are at 73% with my highest recent mark being 86%.
    Sorry I'm confused, after your injury your grades have gone up? So what's the problem? You need to make your referee aware. Do you have evidence of your extenuating circumstances and any help you got while you were studying (from the uni?)
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    So this is something that should be dealt with by referees not in the personal statement? 🖒

    The issue is that my grades were all over the place and until recently, usually poor. So I am concerned I won't make the cut unless I show there were reasons behind previous erratic grades and that the course is something I could cope with.

    Essentially my injury and MH were fixed after the end of the GDL. My LLB is a 2:1 because it includes the GDL and if I had a handle on things earlier it would've been a first.

    Present uni is aware of physical issues, but not mental since treatment was so sucessful it became a non-issue.
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    (Original post by monokurobuu)
    So this is something that should be dealt with by referees not in the personal statement? 🖒

    The issue is that my grades were all over the place and until recently, usually poor. So I am concerned I won't make the cut unless I show there were reasons behind previous erratic grades and that the course is something I could cope with.

    Essentially my injury and MH were fixed after the end of the GDL. My LLB is a 2:1 because it includes the GDL and if I had a handle on things earlier it would've been a first.

    Present uni is aware of physical issues, but not mental since treatment was so sucessful it became a non-issue.
    If your uni us aware of the issues then they will be able to issue and extenuating circumstances statement. Your referee will also be able to comment on your abilities and what you could have achieved when you were ill. It's not appropriate for a PS and even if you did add it in it would not hold much weight as you cannot really comment on your own abilities and what you could have achieved.
 
 
 
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