Not too late for law: one career changer's story

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  • Thanks for sharing your story Matthew - it gives me some hope as I am about to start the GDL part time alongside my existing healthcare career (I am a forensic psychologist). My existing career took 8 years of study and clinical placements, culminating in my doctoral award and so going onto the GDL to engage in even more study is a bit daunting! However your story shows that it is possible to change career into law.

    Although I was lucky enough to be awarded the Law School's scholarship at the University I will be attending, this wasn't a large amount and I am still covering most of the fees, which alongside a family life is challenging, however perhaps I can think creatively as you did to seek some funding for future university fees. I am hoping to attend the 'not too late for law' event, inspired by your story.

    Kind regards

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  • Well done and thanks for sharing the story of your professional journey thus far. I start my part time LLB at the end of this month. Having spent several years as a Prison Officer and almost 8 as a Police Officer and now into my third year as a Fire Fighter (I know, I know) I applied to Robert Gordon University and was offered an unconditional place. As excited as I am it is a daunting prospect but one I can and will meet head on with all of my enthusiasm and determination to succeed. I am a husband and father of two. i am self funded which makes it all the more acute that I give it my all. I'm 41 and there is no doubt in my mind that my diverse professional background will stand me in good stead as I look to the future in developing a future in the field of Law.

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