I want to become a barrister. I am currently in my final year studying a BA in history at Queen's University Belfast, with the hope of going on to read law as a Masters afterwards. However, the course costs in excess of £8,000; on top of living costs, my working class background and unprofessional parents means that affording the fees is an almost insurmountable task. Yet it is one that I will not give up on.
Postgraduate funding for students in Northern Ireland is almost nonexistent; there is no other way for me to fulfil my dream, other than to appeal to your sympathy, and ask you as sincerely as I possibly can, to please help me by donating a little towards my goal. I have, by the situation of my birth, been severely disadvantaged in terms of educational opportunities as a result of exorbitant fees, and your help would allow me to contribute to society, and make a positive difference in the world through a career in the law.
Please help me show those fat cat sons and daughters of judges and businessmen that the working class underdog has the propensity of climbing the social ladder, and making the legal profession a more accessible area of work for everyone.