Winners of The College of Law’s inaugural scholarship programme were congratulated on their achievements at a recent awards ceremony held at the College’s flagship London Moorgate centre.
The scheme was launched for the 2012/13 academic year and scholarships were awarded for the College’s new LL.B undergraduate law degree and its postgraduate programmes; the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), the Legal Practice Course (LPC), the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and Master of Laws qualification, the LL.M in International Legal Practice.
The event was hosted by Tricia Chatterton, Business Development Director at the College, with awards presented by Timothy Dutton QC, former chair of the Bar Council and Head of Fountain Court Chamber, Cathy Wilcox, owner of legal training consultancy Cathy Wilcox Training, Robert Girvan, Graduate Recruitment Manager at law firm Dechert LLP, and Angie Milan, the College’s Marketing Director.
In order to enter for the awards students had to submit presentations outlining their ideas about the role of lawyers in modern society, which were judged by panels of College staff and external legal professionals.
Ten scholarships were up for grabs for the College’s LL.B law degree, which launched in September, of which two were sponsored by major law firms, Manchester-based Pannone and City firm Dechert. The Pannone College of Law LL.B Scholarship was open to students undertaking their degree at the College’s Chester centre and included £3,000 towards the £9,000 tuition fees in each year of the course plus a week of work experience with Pannone. It was won by Carl Gallagher from Mold, North Wales.
Winners of The College of Law’s 2012 scholarships together with Robert Girvan, Graduate Recruitment Manager at Dechert LLP (back row, far left); Cathy Wilcox, owner of Cathy Wilcox Training (back row, second from left); Angie Milan, Marketing Director at The College of Law (back row, third from right); Tricia Chatterton, Business Development Director at The College of Law (back row, second from right); Timothy Dutton QC, Head of Fountain Court Chamber (back row, far right).
The Dechert College of Law LL.B Scholarship was won by Isabella Sharpley, aged 19 from Poole in Dorset, and provided £3,000 towards the first year fee and a week of work experience at the firm’s London office. The remaining eight scholarships provided £3,000 towards first year fees.
The scholarships for the GDL, LPC and BPTC were won by Richard Collie from Sheffield, Claire Bloomfield from West Sussex and Laura Morgans from Wolverhampton respectively. The winners had their entire fees paid for the courses which began in September, while two runners up for each of the GDL and LPC and one for the BPTC received a £2,000 scholarship towards the cost of fees.
Antonia Argyrou from Limassol, Cyprus was presented with a scholarship of £2,500 towards the full-time LL.M in International Legal Practice, which is run by the College at its Moorgate centre in partnership with the International Bar Association.
Tricia Chatterton said: “The College launched this new scholarship scheme as a way of helping ambitious, talented students to achieve their goal of a successful career in the modern world of law. The entries were of an extremely high standard involving a huge amount of effort and thought. I very much enjoyed meeting the winners and hope they enjoy studying at the College."
Details of scholarship winners:
Graduate Diploma in Law Scholarship
Legal Practice Course Scholarship
Bar Professional Training Course Scholarship
Further information from Lucy Wray, Press Officer, The College of Law on 01483 216072 (firstname.lastname@example.org)