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4 new scholarship holders start SQE prep in 2024
09 January 2024

4 new scholarship holders start SQE prep in 2024

Published on 09 January 2024

Four new scholarship holders look forward to starting their SQE preparation with the College in 2024

The College is delighted to announce that a further four promising legal professionals have been awarded fully-funded SQE scholarships. They all have unique circumstances, and demonstrated in discussions, a real commitment to the legal profession and a true passion to become a solicitor. The students will receive free places on the College’s SQE1 and SQE2 preparation courses.

Ria Carpenter from Guildford, graduated in 2021 from Surrey University, where she funded her studies and was active in many EDI initiatives. She has received a full scholarship for the College’s 40 week SQE1 preparation course starting in March.

“The College of Legal Practice has helped me to gain access to a whole new opportunity to further myself both educationally, and professionally. I cannot thank them enough." Ria, SQE scholarship student

Also starting on the 40-week SQE1 preparation course in March, and aiming to take SQE1 in January 2025 is scholarship holder, Farahnaz. Farahnaz is currently a paralegal at Nandy & Co Solicitors, and came to the UK from Afghanistan.

"The College of Legal Practice illuminated the path of my aspirations, guiding my past endeavours and empowering me to stride confidently into the pivotal realm of practicing law." Farahnaz, SQE scholarship student

Andrea Domiciano de Souza is Brazilian and she is looking to take SQE1 in July 2024, studying part-time from February.

“I am deeply grateful to be the recipient of the SQE course scholarship . Your generosity has lessened the financial burden of my educational journey. This assistance comes at a crucial time as I continue to pursue my dream to become a solicitor In England & Wales with dedication. Your support not only helps me financially but also encourages me to maintain my academic performance.” Andrea Domiciano de Souza

Lastly, we are pleased to award a scholarship to one more candidate, Emma, who is finishing her LPC and looking to take SQE2 this year to qualify.

Dr Giles Proctor, CEO of the College said:

“The College is very pleased to be able to play a small role in assisting these driven and passionate individuals with their goals of becoming a solicitor. We look forward to welcoming you all at the College! We are delighted through this round of applications, that we are increasing the number of scholarship holders currently studying with us to 17, demonstrating our firm commitment to social mobility and representation.”


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The College’s scholarship scheme is just one example of the College’s ongoing commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The College also offers scholarships as part of the Law Society Diversity Access Scheme, the Birmingham Law Society Diversity Scheme and with several client firms.

The College is constantly looking for ways in which they can improve social mobility and representation in the legal professions. Our model of virtual, accessible and affordable learning enables many who would otherwise be unable to study for the SQE, to take these crucial steps to qualification.

For more details on the SQE Scholarships please visit the College’s website.