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Date Posted: 04/12/2017 | Posted In: Latest news

Jim Thompson, a second year student at QE, was selected to participate in a prestigious residential programme run by the Social Mobility Foundation with Linklaters Law firm in London. During the programme, Jim learned about the different areas of law, practised his debating skills, and increased his awareness of risk management and employment issues in the legal profession.  In addition to the residential he was also accepted onto an Aspiring Professionals Programme, delivered in Newcastle, where he attended an Oxbridge admissions workshop and a range of skills development workshops including “Making an Impression at Interviews”.

Jim comments, “All of my expenses were paid including my travel and accommodation at University College London.  Being at Linklaters I learned about how to negotiate and massively improved my debating skills.  However, one of the great aspects of the scheme was meeting and making friends with people from all over the country.  Being on the Social Mobility Foundation programme definitely gave me the confidence to apply to do Human, Social and Political Science at Cambridge, something that I may not have considered before.  I intend to convert to Law after university.  I can definitely say to other students, if you can apply, do – it is an amazing opportunity and an even better experience.”