BPTC Scholarship interviewWatch
I really enjoy it- I work for a regulatory body so quite different than being in a law firm. Work is very intellectually stimulating which I like a lot, and my hours are great!
I haven’t done the LPC at all so feel a bit lucky I have this job, but maybe look for paralegal roles at regulators or companies as I feel they would be a bit more flexible and willing to teach, so would be more open to non LPC applicants. I think they also would be more willing to offer part-time roles, although I do think it would be difficult to be a paralegal part time. I think the only way is if a firm or company offer flexible or compressed hours to accommodate studies if they’re nice!
I hope this is helpful 😊
How is it, being a paralegal? Is it something graduates can do, or do you really need to have that "highly desirable LPC" and previous experience? Also, would you know if there are any firms which would offer this position part time? Which one are you in and are you happy being there?
Sorry to bombard with questions 😅
Although I applied to Inner, so procedure might be slightly different, I would say look out for the email (you probably already do that). In my interview they told me it will be released at the end of March, last week they emailed saying results will be announced on the 29th. So it might be the case for Lincoln's too. I'm sure they can reply to you if you email. Good luck with it!
As for jobs, that's what I keep hearing from my coursemates - paralegal. Could you share any experience from looking for those? I spent a lot of time yesterday looking through LinkedIn and they are all full-time jobs! Are there no part-time paralegals? Do all of them have to say that "LPC is HIGHLY preferable"? Because that's a bit unfair. You do a law degree, you are a competent individual, yet there are no jobs for you to do after you graduate. Have you considered any other jobs, and if so, which ones? Also, is there a website that you use?
I dont think you can apply until 31st May 2019- thats why you are getting the error message. I am still waiting to hear from Lincoln's, apparently they are sending out emails on Monday. I will be working part time to help pay towards the cost of the BPTC along with the student finance for the masters.
What an outstanding achievement! Thank you for your replies on this forum, glad to have had all of you guys here during this stressful time. Unfortunately, I scored out on all 4 scholarships, but I have accepted my offer from City and will be applying again in the second round, hopefully being able to obtain feedback and put it into practice to finally get some financial help. Student Finances also replied, they said that their postgraduate applications will be opening in the summer and first payment paid on the start of the course (so I might have to cover the first instalment by my own means, unless City are aware of this).
Hiya, I found out yesterday that Lincoln's Inn awarded me the Lord Denning scholarship! I really cant quite believe it, all the stressing out and checking emails was worth the wait!