Courtney came to Canterbury Christ Church University through Clearing. She is currently in her third year of an undergraduate Law: LL.B. degree, during which she has volunteered in community and pro-bono legal schemes to develop her professional skills.
My journey into higher education started through Clearing.
I have always wanted to go onto higher education, so naturally I applied to university. My university choices were partly based on location as I did not want to be too far away from home but not too close either. The thought of having independence away from home while studying was exciting and scary because it was a new challenge.
My journey into higher education started through Clearing. I decided to study Law here because, after some research, I found that I would have opportunities to develop extra skills outside of lectures and seminars.
I felt as though studying here would give me a better opportunity to have lecturers know me as an individual and assist with my studies, rather than being part of a very large cohort which may have meant I wouldn’t have had the same access to lecturers.
I have found my experience very enjoyable, from my first year through to my final year. I have been part of the Law society, and I have also joined the CLOCK scheme, which gives students the opportunity to work with members of the community at the local court.
Within my role as a Community Legal Companion I have had the opportunity to share my knowledge of court procedures with members of the community that may not understand the system. The CLOCK scheme is truly unique – it is not offered by all universities and I feel privileged to be part of it.
Lectures and seminars have been both informative and helpful throughout my time studying Law, and lecturers are also on hand to support us should we need help understanding any content.
Lecturers are also on hand to support us should we need help understanding any content.