Date published: April 26, 2016

Law student wins scholarship worth over £15,000 to become barrister

A law student has scooped a scholarship worth £15,500 to train and become a barrister. 

Kirsty Mayle, a third-year Law LLB with hons student, is the first in her family to come to university and won the scholarship after a gruelling presentation testing her personality and intelligence.  

A mature student, Kirsty always wanted to practice law from being very young but family circumstances meant that she was prevented from studying it until later life. 

Kirsty now has her own family and wants to use this latest success to show her children that you can overcome any setback with hard work and determination. 

She said: “I am completely overwhelmed that I have received this scholarship. Winning this scholarship reaffirms that I am on my right path at long last, and just goes to show that there are opportunities available for everyone, you just have to push yourself.  

“I was ever so nervous prior to commencing my degree, however, the support given to all of us students by the staff at Salford is above and beyond, we are a little like a family, in terms of supporting and encouraging each other.” 

Kirsty graduates this summer, before commencing her Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at BPP University Law School in Manchester this September. 

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