Melanie Thrower – LLB 2015

Melanie Thrower – LLB 2015I had always been interested in studying law but never thought I’d get the opportunity, having left school at 16 and not continuing with further education.

When I explored the possibility of studying law at the University of Buckingham, on the part-time programme, I was surprised and equally delighted to realise that I could. What is more, by undertaking the part-time Law Degree, I was able to work and learn at the same time, whilst also looking after my son, who was four years old at the time.

In all honesty, the part-time programme was one of the best things I ever did. It was tough but the subjects were interesting, and the lecturers were excellent. It was also great value for money. I never looked back after signing up in 2011.

After completing the Degree in 2015 I was then given the opportunity to work as a Litigation Paralegal for a firm of Solicitors in Milton Keynes, where I stayed for three and a half years. During this time, I also studied for my Legal Practice Course which I completed earlier this year.

I have now started working for Motorsport UK, in-house in their legal department, as a Senior Commercial Paralegal and Business Affairs Manager. I hope to be given a Training Contract there too, my next goal.

So, if you’re contemplating whether or not to start the part-time LLB course, all I can say is do it, you’ll never look back!