Emily Andrew

Emily Andrew, a Law student whose dreams of becoming a barrister are a step closer after she won a highly coveted legal training place, has graduated.

Emily Andrew

Award-winning Emily Andrew celebrates as she continues her studies and prepares to start a pupillage next year. “I am overjoyed to have graduated from Worcester this year, especially given the pandemic, and the issues subsequently faced by students nationwide,” said the 21-year-old. “I am also saddened to be leaving such a supportive place.”

Emily, who studied Law with Forensic Psychology, is currently studying the Barrister Training Course (BTC) and Master of Laws at BPP University Law School, in Birmingham. Following that, she commences pupillage (the paid training period required to fully qualify as a barrister) with the Crown Prosecution Service in September 2023. “To gain pupillage before commencing the BTC, when it has only a 7 per cent success rate for BTC graduates per year, is one of my proudest achievements, and something I would not have been capable of achieving without the unmatched support from the University of Worcester,” she said.

She was awarded a scholarship by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, of more than the full fee, to study her BTC. Only around 100 scholarships are handed out per year, from around 500 applications. To top off these achievements, Emily, who grew up in Carharrack, Redruth, Cornwall, achieved First Class Honours and was awarded the Parkinson Wright award for the Best Overall Law Student of the graduating class.

During her time at Worcester, Emily volunteered as an appropriate adult, supporting children and young people in custody. Through the University, she was allocated a mentor, the Assistant Chief Constable of West Mercia Police, and said this experience had been “invaluable”.

“The support from Worcester is unmatched,” the former Truro College and Redruth Secondary School pupil added. “From the very beginning of my studies, the staff team were supporting us every step of the way. I never felt like I was bothering anyone with questions or queries. The staff knew the students by name, and this small touch makes the team so much more approachable, and certainly made a massive difference to me. I also found the careers team to be hugely supportive and encouraging. 

“From careers advice to questions on academic matters, nothing was too big. I would also like to mention the unwavering support throughout the pandemic from across the wider university.”

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