Medical Negligence Solicitor in the UK Training Guide

Medical Negligence Learning Guide Training to become a solicitor regardless of the area of law in which you wish to focus on is an exciting time, embarking of this new adventure that you have chose to take on, where the influence of a parent, teacher or tutor has not been the drive in this area of your education, such decision making can be an anxious time but it can also be a major step to the start of a fantastic career. It has been your choice and your choice alone. As we grow up we are constantly influenced, persuaded, steered in to choosing and behaving the way others expect. As we start to develop in our lives especially in education the choices are there for us to take if we so wish to. Further education, although it may seem a daunting time is the chapter in our lives that really bring us in to adulthood and allows us for the first time to make decisions of our own. Specialist medical negligence solicitor Philip Williams has kindly written the following guide specifically for new trainee medical/ clinical negligence solicitors who want to learn more about UK medical malpractice law.

Starting out as a Medical Negligence Solicitor

Deciding to train in the area of law will be no easy decision for anyone and should never be taken lightly. Law is considerably demanding and very complex however to master such a subject can leave you with an overwhelming feeling for a long time to come. Law needs a student that will commit whole heartily and offer nothing but a 100% all of the time, a student that faces a challenge head on not shying away especially when it comes to one’s own development in the area of law. Highly motivated and determined student who demands nothing but success from themselves and has a firm attitude and strong aptitude when it comes to the subject will succeed successfully in law.

When it comes to choosing a area on law in which you want to concentrate can be a challenging decision it can also be the deciding factor what career path you will choose once your training is over. In this article we will concentrate of a specific area of law, Medical Negligence, quite a complex area of law that should not be undertaken lightly. Medical negligence is highly complicated, completely understanding this area requires skill and in many ways a talent.

Medical negligence claims in the UK can on average take two to three years to settle and its very important that the solicitors are confident they will win the case as two to three years is a long time to work on a single case that you could ultimately lose. It’s best that trainee medical solicitors get the very best education in order to become a high quality solicitor and pass their law degree and have a successful medical negligence solicitor career.

What Qualifications are needed to become a Solicitor?

There are different avenues a potential student of law can go down to qualify to be a solicitor in England and Wales. Most students who wish to become a solicitor after their A-levels tend to go down the graduate route where they will complete a degree course. It is possible to become a solicitor by taking various other degree courses and then go on to do Graduate Diploma in Law which should be followed by a Legal Practice Course and then training in a reputable law firm that is recognised by the appropriate bodies.

Without a law degree – Learning and earning while working is a desirable option for many. Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, CILEx can be way for students to develop a career in law. Those that are already employed in the law industry can opt to become part of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), and use this route to become a solicitor. To qualify a minimum of four GCSE’s are required. There are examinations to become part of CILEx. It is important to note that planning to become a solicitor using this particular route will be longer than a graduate route.

The Legal Practice Course is compulsory for all regardless of how the academic credits are earned to become a solicitor. The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is a requirement in order to qualify and practice as a solicitor. This course allows students who have not had the preparation needed to become and work successfully within law firm.

There is a third and final main stage of the training process which will evitable lead you to becoming a solicitor is the period of recognised training. This part of the training is almost like work experience and means that the trainee must complete 2 years or less if depending on their previous legal work based experiences. In these final stages the trainee must work as a trainee solicitor in a law firm or other recognised organisations that will take on trainee solicitors.

Although mentioned above is the final training part of becoming a solicitor there is a course right at the end which will mean completion of the whole part of becoming a solicitor and you then will be recognised as a qualified solicitor and be able to practice. The Professional Skill Course, PSC, is the equivalent of 12 days of training in terms of vocational training. It consists of 3 main core modules and then specific areas of law in which the trainee might want to specialise in. Those who took the graduate route i.e. gaining a degree in law or gaining a degree in another subject and taking a Graduate Diploma in law will have taken part in the course already during period of recognised training. Those who have used the train while you learn approach, CILEx, will take part in the PSC at the end of their training.

New to this year (2016) is the introduction of legal Apprenticeships, this is an alternative to the graduate route. This is a huge change to the way those wishing to become a solicitor can do so by training on the job. Paralegals along with legal executives can qualify also through work based training. There is no different in standards to those who choose to graduate through a law degree, a Diploma in Law, CILEx or apprenticeship all will be trained and examined at all the same standards. There will be the same amount of work, training, assessments needed to gain the ability to practice as a solicitor through an apprentice as there will be through any other route. The apprentice will be on a salary and will be trained through office and classroom type learning.

Applying to become a Solicitor from Outside the UK

Those who have trained to become a solicitor from an overseas country may be able to practice law within England and Wales. There is a scheme set up to transfer solicitors from outside the UK so that they can operate within England and Wales. The Qualified Training Scheme, QLTS, has been set up so that solicitors from other parts of the world can practice in the UK without the completion of the full training programme set out in England and Wales. The Training Regulation 2014 for the QLTS is set out by the SRA and any potential overseas solicitor must have recognised qualifications from a recognised jurisdiction. The SRA also requires a Suitability test 2011 to establish if the candidate is of good standing to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales. All assessments required for an overseas solicitor to practice in England and Wales take place in London.

There are two main assessment stages:

  • Multiple Choice Test (MCT) – which is a 6 hour test that will have a total of 180 multiple choice questions. (This stage must be passed before attempting the second assessment).
  • Objective Structure Clinical Examinations (OSCE) – which will extend on MCT in more complex ways.

What further Qualifications are needed to become a Medical Negligence Solicitor?

Medical Negligence Studenst Law SchoolMedical negligence law can be multidimensional and very technical. In reality it is combining two of the most difficult subjects and fusing them together. An understanding of law and being a qualified solicitor is not enough in order to be able to represent clients who have a medical negligence case, a clear and precise knowledge of healthcare is key. It is a very competitive part of law to be in and such things are not always the easiest to enter. Having a competitive market means going above and beyond to be able to be a key player. If complete dedication, discipline and strong aptitude were needed to become a solicitor a lot more determination will be needed to be a successful medical negligence solicitor.

The Law Society encourages those that want to become medical negligence solicitor to undertake the clinical negligence accreditation. It covers the required work needed and trains solicitors in the area of medical negligence, those that do not take the accreditation can still represent clients who have a medical negligence case but will not be considered as specialists this area. Within a very competitive area of law where many solicitors are attracted to, the more qualified a solicitor is the more likely they are to succeed.

This accreditation is not for defendant solicitors but for those who want to represent those who feel that they have been harmed as a result of the poor and substandard work of a medical practitioners and also for the members of CILEX. Those that defend clinical negligence clients have their own criteria and may need a complex different set of skills and knowledge than may be needed to represent a claimant.

The accreditation can prove to potential claimants and law firms that this solicitors has a high knowledge, excellent expertise, precise skills and a aptitude for the subject in question. It may be what’s needed to tip the balance from good to excellent. This accreditation will prove the competency you have and the skills to ensure the client is receiving a specialist within the area of medical negligence.

No Win No Fee Claims Solicitors Guide & Education

No Fee LawIt seems that No Win No Fee solicitors are popping up everywhere more and more by the day. many welcome such new companies and find it an easy and accessible way to get advice from a professional where the law is concerned however critics are strongly against such agreements as they believe that they are contributing largely to the claims culture that so many are adding to. However many are in high disagreement and are strongly backed by statistics that the media have a strong influence in the invention of the ‘claims culture’. Without the services of No Win No Fee claims solicitors those that have been wronged by others and injured in a way that deserves compensation may not have the resources financially to be able to purse a case. It is true that statistics can favour both sides in some areas but all things considered the bigger picture illustrates the improvement and benefits personal injury has brought about giving people safe public places, safer roads, precise health and safety rule more healthier workplaces than before. Many argue that No Win No Fee solicitors offer all the chance regardless of their financial status to be able to bring about a claim for compensation on injuries that deserve to be compensated when people are negligent. It is fair to say that the changes made within the law to how law firms receive their success fee if they are successful is greatly welcomed however may not result in the decrease on premiums as many are wishing for.

Critics and the Compensation Culture

Major critics of No Win No Fee solicitors believe that slogans such as ‘get the compensation you deserve for your injuries’ and ‘ how would you like to claim thousands of pounds in compensation’ have significantly changed the way society thinks and people’s attitudes to life. Critics believe that we live in a compensation culture that people are looking to sue those that do them wrong, in this context the critics seem to be almost wrong but they play heavy emphasis on those such as so called ambulance chasers who prey on people who they think may be able to make a claim for compensation. The whole idea of ‘where there is blame there is a claim’ is quite a frightening concept as it appears to them that people are being sued for unjust reasons. Some believe that due to the accessibility and ‘no financial risk solicitors’ that people are staging and taking part in fraudulent incidents in order to claim compensation form insurance companies which is having a direct influence on many innocent people who are not actually to blame just victims in a crime they are unaware of. The compensation culture critics believe is also having a direct consequence on the insurance premiums that people are forced to pay and at no fault of their own but are due to the fact that compensation litigation is on the rise and insurance companies are having to fork out huge court costs and legal fees.

Has No Win No Fee Solicitors Increased Compensation Claims?

On the flip side ‘claim culture’ is often a termed favoured by the media who have been accused of extremely exaggerating the area of compensation claims. It has been labelled as a media myth and not one to be taken seriously and seen as a stunt to increase the selling of newspapers and compensation stories and ambulance chases are set for a good read. The time when the term ‘compensation culture’ began was highly criticised as the huge increase in no win no fee compensation claims that was talked about did not exist. Static drawn on by the government dismiss the claims of a ‘claim culture’ as the Compensation Recovery Unit part of the Department for Work and Pensions illustrated a decrease in liability cases from 2001 to 2009/10 of 69% which may evidently has greatly squashed claims of a ‘claims culture’. However the same cannot be said road traffic accidents which are significantly on the rise and may add weight to the critic’s argument.

The Change in Law to No Win No Fee Claim Agreements

There has been a change to No Win No Fee agreements known as conditional fee arrangements in April 2013. Conditional fee arrangement was introduced in 1995 instead of Legal Aid and was set up so that all had the ability to bring a valid claim forward for litigation without financial risk. Such arrangements were set up to cover civil litigation i.e. compensation claims and back then was thought to be a good idea. It did what it said on the tin, no moneys were required from the claimant if they lost or won the legal fees and if they won the fees along with the success fee would be paid by the opposing side. However since the new Act came in it still remains the same that no upfront fee are required and that the client will never be out of pockets but if the claimant is successful within their compensation case they will have to pay up to 25% but no more to their legal team as their success fee. Before the change took place it could be agreed not just by ‘claim culture’ supporters that people where bringing claims forward that they may not if they had to pay fees. Whiplash claims had risen despite the decrease in the number of road traffic accidents which set alarm bells and caused for change to be made. It was argued that the success fee may not reflect the severity of the claim and legal fees were being pushed up to an all-time high. It has been reported that since the change in the law a third of No Win No Fee compensation solicitors have gone out of business. People are paying 2.7 million every day in insurance to personal injury lawyers and it has been reported that over the past five year the NHS have paid an astonishing 8bn in claims with only a third covering the damages caused the rest has gone to compensation law firms. Some as always are not in favour to the changes as they may put obstacles in people’s way and some may be put off by the charges out in place. The compensation awardee it to pay for the injured victims and care and attention that may be needed not for the pockets of law firms. It may mean fewer law firms offer No Win No Fee agreements on smaller cases due to smaller success fees and will insurance premiums really fall or will there just be another excuse for increasing astronomical insurances prices

Law School Guide

Deciding on a career in law often a tough decision to make especially at such a young age of 16 or 18 as experiences to life have only really just begun. It is such an individual choice that it is often difficult to ask others for help and advice as only you know fundamentally want you or think you know what you would like to do. There are so many options that it can be a very stressful and anxious time as decisions made now can ultimately affect your whole future. Although no one can actually make the decision for you it is wise when making such an important decision that you have guidance and are fuelled with facts and knowledge about any chosen course that you wish to pursue. Opting for a career within law is not taking lightly as becoming any type of lawyer/ solicitor requires extensive training and a good deal of dedication and commitment. Being a solicitor means grasping and storing knowledge of law in a short space of time and being able to demonstrate the teachings of law in a precise and competent manner. It is important to think strategically when contemplating reading law as law university courses are challenging and highly complex. Nonetheless this is not said to discourage those that wish to read law it’s said only to prepare those that believe they have the qualities and skills to become a solicitor. Compiled below is a compressed guide to choosing law to read at university, it includes the most common question people ask and are answered in their simplest form.

The Rise of No Win No Fee Solicitors

Law GuideIt seems that more and more No Win No Fee solicitors are popping up everywhere to accommodate the growing trend in compensation claims. With legal and law studies being near the top of the most popular university subjects to study may reflect the increase in solicitors who want to train in No Win No Fee areas i.e. specialise in compensation cases. It is fair to say that those trained in law can if they have the potential, ambition and competiveness to earn a very good salary and may be this is why reading law is a lot more attractive than other subjects. That said hard work is key to any law degree and is rewarded accordingly.

How Do You Decide If Reading Law Is Right For You?

In order to study law it’s wise to have a deep interest in how laws work and why they are there it’s not enough just to believe that you can hold a good argument and feel that the subject would suit you, you must feel compelled to the subject and be passionate about the reading of law as qualities such as these will be the ones that get you through the hours of studying and storing information. Reading law is can be extremely complex and convoluted so is probably not for the faint hearted it requires dedication and drive. If you have a profound interest in law and are fascinated by the working of the law and its courts and are hardworking and have good skills in writing, listening and storing knowledge then a career in law may be for you.

What Is Needed To Get Into Law School?

Knowing that you want to read law at the earliest possible moment is always best especially before you decide what A-level you would like to do. Obviously this is a lot easier said than done as many people at the age of 16 are completely undecided to what path of career they want however even at such an age it is vital that you know your options and are aware of what courses are best for which degree. It is not compulsory to study an A-level in law to read law at university nor is it impossible to have not studied anything connected to law but still study law at university. Nonetheless it does help when applying for university not only to have really good grades at A-level but to have studied subjects that lend a hand to the teaching of law such as; maths, history, criminology, sociology, psychology etc.

Which Law School Is The Best For You?

Studying law at university is highly challenging but very rewarding and is much respected by employers all over the country. Showing that you have a law degree is something to be greatly praised. It shows prospective employers that apart from being highly skilled and having a certain amount cleverness that you are extremely competent and are capable of working concise and well not only in the world of work but under great pressure. Opting for the league table’s best university may not always be the best for you. Studying law can be quite competitive among the students, very often people’s ambitions and passions turn in to qualities that drive them to wanting to be the best. The top law schools such as Cambridge, Oxford and the Queen Mary Universities may not always be the one you succeed the best in if you do not thrive in highly competitive and high energy atmospheres. However if you do work well in such environments then such universities may just be perfect for you as long as you examine the other categories such as;

  • Admission Criteria – you must meet the criteria set out by the varies universities in order to be able to be a successful applicant.
  • Financial Aspects – weigh up the financial aspects of each university against the potential it has to offer.
  • Location – deciding on whether to stay in your home town or move to another to study is key, if you do not do well being away from home then it might be best to study at a university that you can travel to and from and live at home. For those that want to leave home to go to university your options can be vast.
  • Specialised Subject Area – if you wish to study a specific area in law it is vital to ensure that the university you pick specialises in it.

Take time out to visit prospective universities and get a feel for them this way you will familiarise yourself with different settings and it may help deciding a university more easier.

When Learning Can Disabled Children Be Successful?

Disability Statistics

LearningThe brain is a malleable organ, and it grows and expands against all odds, even when seeming limitations appear to cower at the sight of looming challenges. Currently, 800,000 disabled children reside in the UK, which equates to about 6% of the child population. According to the Department of Work Pensions, a child may be categorised as someone who is the age of 16 or under.


Some purport that disabled children are doomed to failure. This, however, is completely baseless and untrue. With the aid of enriching services and programmes, a disabled child can cultivate their innate talents, and gradually exceed any limitations imposed by their cognitive deficit.


Definitions of Success

Before we outline the steps to success for disabled children, it is critical to aptly define success in proper terms. How do you delineate success? To some, success may simply equate to being admitted to law school, a grade and admirable feat. Success is characterised differently by different people. Furthermore, it may assume different meanings at different stages during an individual’s life. Although definitions of success hinge on a person’s perception of it, there are a few universal concepts that people consider when broaching their own ideas of success. Success may refer to marriage, business or corporate success, or even personal fulfillment. But, for all intents and purposes, academic and career success will be considered in the context of disabled children.


Children who suffer from specific disabilities also suffer from those disabilities once they reach adulthood. This implies that the very difficulties that plagued them in childhood prove challenging during their adult life, as well. However, many children, with the right resources, are able to challenge these limitations and pursue successful lives.


Success Traits

Through research, scholars have compiled a series of skills and traits designed to propagate success for disabled youth. Disabled people who harness the skills of self-awareness, goal-setting, emotional regulation and coping, proactive behaviour and persistence are more likely to succeed.

What do the above mentioned findings imply for you? That there is hope. If you suffer from dyslexia, ADHD, or any other disability that constrains academic functioning, you can still achieve your dreams, even if this entails attending law school.

The first trait to be examined is known as self-awareness. If you develop self-awareness, you will begin to look upon your personal limitations with utter, transparent clarity. If, for example, you suffer from a disorder the diminishes your speaking abilities, you, as a self-aware individual, will readily acknowledge this. This will increase the likelihood of surpassing those weaknesses. Acknowledging limitations also enables one to select a course of study or career track that best suits their respective strengths and weaknesses. This too can optimise success.


Another key trait is proactivity. When you are proactive, you invest your attention and energy in the world around you, instead of receding or withdrawing. The more involvement you achieve in the surrounding economic, political, social and communal climate, the more successful you will be. For example, consider participating in community activities, extracurriculars, and making efforts to socialise. In terms of being proactive, it is also critical that you become decisive and guide your own decision making process. This is a critical trait in the career world. Furthermore, proactivity is related to personal accountability, or the notion of assuming responsibility for your own success. And of course, the ability to request assistance from others is a critical trait that one must cultivate to be successful.

Perseverance, or persistence, is an invaluable asset for disabled children who wish to succeed. Many people who suffer from disabilities such as ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia and other cognitive deficits, exhibit a consummate degree of perseverance. However, it is critical that a disabled child possess all of the qualities listed here to increase their chances of success. True perseverance is channelled in such way that the child rarely defaults on their goals and gives up.

Goal setting is critical because it catalyses their overall growth. All successful people have attained their success by setting feasible and realistic goals that gradually transmuted into greater things.

Of course, another critical skill is to turn to reliable support systems, hence the importance of family, friends, teachers, and disability resources. And finally, emotional coping is absolutely critical, in terms of their capacity to excel, persevere, and interact socially at a healthy level. This can be difficult to master, especially in the context of Asperger’s Disorder, which impairs emotional perception and reasoning.

What Parents Can Do

If you are the parent of a disabled child, then you understand the immense responsibility that is associated with this role. While you must continually safeguard your child’s vulnerabilities, you should also give them the space and liberty necessary to grow, develop and learn from their mistakes. Of course, you can establish the foundation necessary to optimise their success, as well.

In accordance with the success traits discussed above, it is crucial that you challenge them academically to the best of their ability, and steer them in a direction that capitalises on their natural talents. For example, some children with Asperger’s enjoy and excel greatly in math. If this is the case, do your best to cultivate this skill that they naturally enjoy, and they may pursue a fulfilling life in mathematics, engineering, physics, etc. You can help your child every day to persist, set goals, turn to support systems, cope emotionally, and stay proactive and develop self-awareness with small exercises. For example, consider setting mall, academic goals with your child each week, and monitor their overall process. Have a one on one discussion with your child and their instructors to better delineate their limitations so that they are understood thoroughly. Reward them for being proactive and consistent in their efforts as well. And most importantly, provide feedback for their emotional coping strategies, both positive and negative.

There are additional resources specifically suited for the needs of disabled youth. Even if your child does not excel right away in writing, rhetoric, they can attend college and ultimately be admitted to law school if they continually harness these traits.

Visit this link to learn more. A number of services are provided in the UK for those who suffer from learning disabilities and disorders:





What A Levels Are Needed To Enter Law School?

Earning a law degree in the UK is a big deal. Not everyone can accomplish this feat, and not everyone has the discipline to practice law. Law degrees, which are generally referred to as an LLB, in the United Kingdom are offered at various universities throughout the country. A typical law degree will take an individual three years to complete to entirety, if the person opts to go to school on a full-time basis.

Legal & Law SchoolThe classes that are taken in order to earn one of these degrees will cover a vast amount of subjects. By the time that a student completes the necessary courses to be awarded a law degree, they will have the foundation of how the legal system within the United Kingdom operates. Their knowledge will be extensive when it comes to Public Law, Criminal Law, European Union Laws, as well as obligations and property laws. In order to secure their place in a high classed university, applicants will need to possess a strong academic record.

Types of A Levels

The term A level, is used to describe Advanced level courses. There are no specific advanced courses that an individual needs to study, in order to be accepted into a law school. Universities will accept students with various types of backgrounds to take law courses. Some universities will prefer for the students that they allow to take their law courses to be extremely well-rounded, and have either a scientific or a humanity background.

There are some universities that prefer for their students to have taken traditional A-levels while they were in grammar and high school settings. Traditional classes such as English, Latin, Math, the Sciences, and History are a few A levels that profound schools would prefer that their students have already taken. Miscellaneous subjects such as communications, design, and media studies are not admonished in a favorable sense by the top universities that concentrate on teaching law. Law is actually one subject that is discouraged in some law departments. There are beliefs that students that choose to take this subject will perform badly when they are at the university levels.

Grades Required To Enter Law School

Law is one of the most competitive subjects to study at the university level. Most of the renowned universities will require that any student interested in entering their law programme has obtained all of the General Certificate of Secondary Education classes that are required. Not only will students have had to take these courses, but their grades should support their excellence in them. The universities will require that at least three of the classes that were taken at this time, A level courses and the student received an A grade when taking it.

Lower universities will allow lower grades for these courses. However, just because the grading tiers are different at lower universities, due to the competitiveness of the field, individuals who wish to enter law school at these institutions will still be required to enter with higher grades for the law programme, than for other programmes that may also be offered on campus. Law students are expected to fit into a specific stereotype, which is that they are all well-learned and have the ability to excel in various situations.

Other Requirements For Entering Law School

Aside from receiving exemplary grades while in high school, and receiving all of the appropriate A levels, students should also make an attempt to gain employment in the legal field, before applying for university. Students can obtain work in the field through the school they have attended or through whatever college that they attended prior to applying to go to university. If students are unable to find a job through these two mediums, then they need to seek out personal contacts that can help them get into the field.

With the overwhelming competiveness within the law field in the United Kingdom, anything that a prospective law student can do to make themselves stick out is necessary. It is important that prospective students broaden their experiences and show how much they are motivated to learn everything that has to do with the legal field. Doing this will help a student increase their chances of being admitted into university, so that they can further their careers in the field of their choice. Remember that securing a spot at university is just the beginning of the long journey that it takes to become a Solicitor or Barrister. Those that are able to see the course through, will reap the rewards of their labour.


What Books Are The Best For University Preparation?

Going to university is a new and exciting experience for students. Mentally you need to prepare yourself for the new journey that you are going to embark upon. However, instead of fretting over what you are going to wear on the first day of school, or who your roommate is going to be, there are other things that you need to consider. When you go to university, there is going to be a lot of reading involved.

Every course that you take is going to force you to have to read through the courses materials. There are books that you can read that can help you with your first year composition class, and then other types of books that can be used to help you gain general knowledge. Knowing the right types of books to read to prepare you for university, will put you ahead of the game.

Reading for University

You have probably read numerous books while attending high school, most of which will include the classics that you will be instructed to read while at university too. The exact titles that you will need to read while attending university are not going to be known until you have been given a course reading list for the university that you will be attending. However, it would behoove you to continue to read the classics, in your spare time. Works that are composed by the great names of Herman Melville, D.H. Lawrence, Twain, and Frost should also be entertained.

Aside from reading through long drawn out novels, you will also need to read some poetry as well. Poets such as Pound, Stevens, and Williams should also be added onto your reading list. Reading novels and poetry at the university level has a vast amount of benefits. Not only will reading these works give you a head start on what to expect your freshman year, but reading will also enable you to build upon your vocabulary as well.

Reading for Practical Knowledge

Practical knowledge can be obtained through a variety of sources, aside from traditional works of literature. One of the primary problems that individuals that graduate from high school experience is that they lack proper writing skills. Proper writing skills are defined as works that can be easily understood by others. If you want to be able to review over what types of works are considered to be well written, then you should search for some examples that are composed by essay writers.

Works composed by essay writers can be found in many different ways. Profound essay writer’s compositions can be seen in local newspapers, magazines, and even through online circuits. Works by people such as Andy Rooney, George Will, and Emma Bombeck are some great examples of quality writing. The works composed by these essay writers, also showcase what their takes are on everyday life. The statements made by these authors can be controversial, humorous, and overall touching, in the same sense.

Emulating the style of these writers will give you an advantage when composing articles for your university composition papers. Following their style can also assist you with filling your university applications and preparing yourself to compose any style of essay, that requires you to add your personal flair to the essay.

Reading Should Be Fun

Reading, just like writing are two subjects that new students entering university dread. Reading and writing should not be something dread. Instead, they should be seen as the primary basis that you are going to use to communicate while attending university, for the length of time that you will be there. It is important to be well read and also well written when it comes time to graduate.

Remember that university is just the initial step towards becoming a successful adult. Most adults that did not have the opportunity to go to university while they were younger are actually taking it upon themselves to attend while they are older in age. Even though the age demographic that is found at university has changed over the past twenty years, the curriculum and the reason why people choose to go to university has not.

It is important that you reflect upon this time in your life as a positive thing. By going to university, you are giving yourself the chance to shape your future. Things in your life are unable to change, if you are not willing to change the steps that you are taking in your present to prepare yourself for the future. Sure, reading books on your off time may sound like a dreary thing to do, but just think what the effect of reading is going to have on your life in the future.


How Can I Save for Uni, Uni Fees, and Finding a Job That Fits Around Uni?

The hardest part of going to University is finding the financial support in order to further your education. Tuition fees and the funding available are dependent upon where you go to Uni. Going to an undergraduate University can range anywhere from 7,000-9,000 Euros. Even with financial aid, budgeting is an important step to support you while attending University.

In order to work out your budget, you have to figure out your minimum income, your likely expenditure, and balance the two by budgeting. Working out your budget and referring to it throughout the year on a regular basis, is a good way to plan for the upcoming years at University.

Discipline is a hard thing to force yourself to do, but by sticking to your budget, it is a great way to give yourself an idea on how much of your money you will have to spend while attending Uni. By forcing yourself to stick to your budget, you will end drastic overspending and give yourself a really good estimate on how much the future years at Uni will end up costing you out of pocket.

Working While at University

Working while in school is difficult because as a student, it is common to be scared of the fact that you would not have any time to spend anywhere else. You have to spend as much of your time that you possibly can on your studies. In reality, you have more time to spend elsewhere than you planned. The number one priority is to go to school, but you can also pick up a part time job while studying. There are positives to having a job while attending Uni. Having a job on the side can provide extra cash for any other expenses you might need to spend money on and to save for the future.

When arriving at University, you should begin applying for jobs online. Student jobs are normally advertised through the Student Union. You should apply for as many positions as you can and not worry about the type of position you will be working in. A student may have to work a terrible job temporarily in order to have extra money—if you are serious about wanting to find work.

Yes, you may have to take any work you are offered but working for Student Union is one of the better options. Your Student Union will care that you are attending University and be willing to work around your schedule. Working and attending school is not hard if you manage your time wisely.

How to Find an Acceptable Job That Works Around Your University Schedule

Before you begin your job, it is vital that you tell your future employer your schedule (i.e. the nights that are needed off, the times you’re available, etc.). Another thing to remember is to never let your job become more important than your studies. While acquiring a job, you’re thrilled because you have a little extra money and you’ve learned to budget and manage your time; don’t work anymore than 15-20 hours a week.

It has been found that one in six undergraduates don’t have enough financially to cover the cost of their monthly expenses (rent and groceries). It has been found that London is the most difficult place to study in because it is by far the most expensive place to survive in. A student never wants to end up at the point where they are skipping meals to save money. Financial aid sometimes doesn’t even cover the cost of school expenses, let alone your living expenses. Finding a part time job is one way to ensure another income is coming into your hands and you are able to put forth money to the places to need it to be.

University Fees Can Be Extensive

University fees can be expensive and while attending University, you have to learn how to budget and attain more money to care for yourself. You cannot forget to remember that school comes first. After graduation, many jobs tend to focus on not what your marks were, but the extracurricular activities a person has done while attending Uni.

They are searching for evidence of volunteering and yes, work experience while you were studying. It can be frustrating because of all of the hard work you placed into going to Uni. Unfortunately, having a 2:1 seems to not even matter anymore. Doing some extracurricular activities is helpful for when you do graduate and are looking for a job in the field that you earned your degree in.

What Are The Best Ways To Find Accommodation For University?

You have done the hardest part by being accepted to university, but you soon find out that there is one more obstacle to tackle, and that obstacle involves finding proper accommodation while studying at university. Now that you are being given the chance to move away from home, and study, you are a little worried about how you will live, and also where you are going to reside. Finding accommodation for university is not as difficult as you may think.

There is no reason why your dreams of going to university should turn into a nightmare, due to accommodation worries. With a little bit of planning you can put your accommodation worries to rest. You are not going to be sleeping in lecture halls or benches around the university, waiting on your next class to start, if you thoroughly prepare yourself for the transition that is on the verge of taking place.

Remain Calm

Although many people considering going to university, hate the meme that they must remain calm about the entire transition, the meme does have a valid point. Being stressed out about where you are going to live, and panicking in the process is not going to do you any justice. You still have to face the fact that it is now up to you to find some place where you can lay your head down at night. Approach the task of house hunting with a level head. No one has ever been forced to live in the cupboards of their university, and neither will you.

Contact the University

Upon being accepted to university, it is in your best interest to contact the accommodation service at the university, as early as possible. The university will be able to inform you about how housing allocation works on their campus. They will also make you aware of the process that goes along with applying for school, and inform you of the current availability of dorms. Speaking with the university can halve the amount of time that you would spend looking for accommodation on your own.

If all of the dorms on campus have already been taken, the university can assist with some off-site options for you as well. If the university that you will be attending has on-site and off-site accommodation available, do not be afraid to remain in constant contact with the facility. Keeping in contact will show the university that you are interested in receiving their assistance, and can make the search for university accommodation less tedious.

Research Multiple Universities

Leaving your home to go to university can be a difficult thing to do. It is important that you do not approach the house hunting process blindfolded. If the university that you ended up getting accepted to was not your first choice, then one can only assume that you do not know a lot about the surrounding area that encapsulates the school.

In order to save yourself some time, do some research into other universities that you may be interested in applying for. Do not just research the university, but also research the surrounding area around the university as well. This can help you find accommodations that will adhere to your needs while you are studying. You do not want to turn what could be a twenty minute walk to get to university, into a two hour commute; learning the surrounding area that encapsulates the university, will help you to make smarter choices when it comes to accommodation.

Explore Your Options

Not being approved for accommodation on-campus is not the end of the world. If you are unable to be approved for on-site accommodations, this does not mean that you will miss out on the university experience. Most students that reside off-campus, still end up being just as involved in university activities as those students that reside on-campus.

There are various options that exist for students that are unable to get on-site accommodations. Privately owned halls may be an option, for students that are attending university with a group of friends. These halls can be fairly expensive, but they normally surround larger universities, and can be rented without a lot of hassle.

Students also have the option of renting out a flat or a home. Renting a flat or a home can help save a student an immense amount of money, while going to school. The money saved will be something that you will be able to use in the near future. Most students that live off-campus of their university will rent a flat with a large group of people, so that the bills do not become overly burdensome.


What Kind Of Salary Can I Be Looking At When Graduating From Uni?

Money is the main reason why people choose to go to university. If there was no financial gain associated with attending university, people would not go. Theoretically, people that attend university, in order to learn a skill, will earn up to three times the amount of money during their lives, than those who choose to not attend university, and pursue traditional jobs that do not require any professional skills or certifications.

University can be fairly expensive. Therefore, it would not make sense for someone to attend, without gaining financial stability as a result. What you can expect to earn after completing university, is going to be based on various factors. First and foremost, it is going to be based upon what type of career that you are going to be using your degree for. For example, if you make the choice to go to Law school, nine times out of ten, the degree that you will achieve is going to be used for practicing law.

Medical Profession Salaries

Individuals that choose to pursue a degree in medicine will typically stand the best chance of landing a job in their degree programme. People that elect to work in this field will generally earn higher salaries, than the salaries earned in other professional programmes. Graduates that obtain a degree in medicine will earn roughly £45,000 on an annual basis, or more for specialized fields.

The job duties that these individuals carry out are all based on helping their fellow man. Doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel fit into this category. Their jobs can range from performing simple hygienic tasks to performing more extensive surgical procedures on their patients. Although the amount may sound low, this is the median salary earned, and does not depict what your actual earnings will be.

Engineering Degree Salaries

Engineering gives the second highest salary earned with a degree from university. The average salary that an individual employed in this field can expect to earn is roughly £42,016 on an annual basis. The salary earned follows behind degrees in chemistry and physics.

Engineering has always been a high paid field. The skills that an individual with this type of degree learns can be used in a various amount of industries. Engineering is one career that has seen an immense amount of growth over the past fifty years, and will continue to be a fast-paced and flourishing career choice.

Art Degree Salaries

Unfortunately, even though the arts are great, people that pursue this type of degree will generally earn lower salaries than individuals that pursue degrees in other subjects. Art degrees are not upheld like they used to be. The average salary for a graduate that graduates with this type of degree is £21,008 per year. Although the earnings may sound meager, and make interested Art majors consider what degree they want to attain in school, the earnings are still higher than the type of salary that you could expect to obtain without a degree.

Law And Social Science Salaries

In many countries, people that choose to obtain law degrees are awarded by hefty salaries. However, in the UK, the opposite is true. Individuals that pursue this type of degree plan will end up averaging £30,004 on an annual basis. The work that they perform is needed and coveted, but they are not highly rewarded in the financial sense.

Social Science degrees are used by people who elect to work as parole officers or counselors. Without individuals working in these fields, many people would not be able to receive the proper direction that they need in order to be able to become a contributing part of society.

Business and Finance Degrees

People that enjoy working with numbers can choose to obtain a finance degree. Degrees in business and finance can enable an individual to earn a comfortable salary after graduating from uni. Individuals that obtain one of these degrees can expect to earn a salary of £30,004 on an annual basis. The amounts will increase as the individual becomes more engaged in the field. As with any profession, the more you know the more money you will earn, and more recognition you will receive.

Salary Requirements For Entry Level Positions

When reviewing over salary information for jobs that can be obtained with a degree from university, it is important to take a few things into consideration. First of all, the salary that you will earn after attending university will fluctuate, based upon your skill level and your experience in the field. Entry level salaries are typically lower than salaries that are obtained with experience.


How Long Does University Take?

Most people that choose to go to university make this decision because they want a better life. They want to be able to live comfortably, and support their families, without any worries. They also want to be proud of the work that they do. It is important to understand that every choice that you make in your life comes at a price. While money can easily be earned, time is something that no one can ever get back.

In fact, time, is one of the primary questions that people have when making the decision to attend university or not; everyone wants to be successful, however, not everyone is willing to put in the time to make their dreams a reality. Determining how long it is going to take you to complete university, will help you determine if you have the means to attend.

Before applying to go to university, you need to have a strong inclination regarding the type of career that you would like to pursue. Service jobs are the most common types of jobs available within the UK. Eighty percent of the people employed in the UK work in some type of servicing role. However, if you want to be seniority, instead of the majority, you need to attend university.

How Long Does It Take To Become A Medical Practitioner?

Being a Medical Practitioner is one of the most mentally satisfying careers. Individuals that pursue this type of career field are typically categorized as being humanitarians. They care for the well-being of their fellow man. Due to caring about the welfare of their fellow man, individuals who opt to pursue this career field have to dedicate a lot of their time to attending university.

A Medical Practitioner is commonly known as a Doctor. Individuals, who attend university to eventually become a doctor, will need to dedicate ten to eighteen years of their lives doing so. The undergraduate part that goes along with starting this career lasts five years. After an individual has completed these five years, then they will move into foundation, which is another one to two years. Shortly after foundation, comes specialized training, which can be anywhere from three to eight years.

How Much Time Needs To Be Vested Into Becoming A Lawyer?

In the United Kingdom, there are two legal professions, Barristers and Solicitors. Both of these professions involve different training courses. The first stage for Barristers and Solicitors is to obtain a law degree, which for the undergraduate degree, takes roughly three years. Then the individual will attend a vocational course, which teaches specific skills to each legal profession.

The training Barristers and Solicitors will then need to obtain a training contract. Barristers usually obtain Pupillages which will allow them to start working on their own accounts, within six months. A typical training contract lasts two years. Therefore, it will take a law student, anywhere between five to six years to complete their legal training.

How Long Does It Take To Become An Educator?

Being an educator is a respected career to have in the UK. However, based on what type of educator that you would like to be, is going to determine how long you will be in university. You will need to hold a Ph. D. in whatever field that you plan on teaching. You will have to study for anywhere from six to eight years, in order to gain a Ph. D. for the subject that you would like to be an educator in.

After obtaining the proper training that you will need through university, there will be a seven year period of trial that you will need to perform, in order to be considered as a tenured educator. If you are willing to put in the time, to obtain a degree, you will reap the rewards of working in this type of field.

Should Time Matter?

As mentioned earlier, time is the one thing in life that can never be given back. Once it is gone, nothing you do will make it magically reappear. Going to university to learn a specific trade is going to take patience and time to get through, not to mention funding. But, knowing that a little bit of sacrifice now is going to make a difference in the future is good enough. If you have the zeal to continue pushing forward, then you will reap the rewards of your trials. The time that you spend attaining your degree is not going to be given back to you. However, the rewards you will receive from doing the time, will justify themselves.