Katie wants to be a Barrister

Katie wants to be a Barrister

I need to raise funds to study the Bar Professional Training Course starting in September this year

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Hi everyone,

My name is Katie and I'm looking for funding to help me study the BPTC starting in September. I completed my Master of Laws in 2014 and have deferred studyying the BPTC until this year due to funding issues. I partly self dunded my Masters with a little bit of help from my Father and the UK government. My Father stepped in to help me as I was unable to work for a lot of my Masters due to ill health. This isn't a sob story but a way of showing you how determined I am to follow a career in Law.

The week before I began studying my Masters I fell ill. Noone could tell me what was wrong with me for three months, never the less I never missed a class at school. Three months later I found out I had pneumonia. Having pneumonia go undiagnosed for that length of time damaged my lungs to the extent that I have had pneumonia a further 5 times over the past six years. Only two of those were severe enough to warrant a trip to the hospital though! At the start of my second year at University I had a breast cancer scare and towards the end of my third year I fractured my ankle stepping off a bus and was subsequently hospitalised with a DVT, extensive pulmonari embolli and pneumonia. Like I said, this isn't a sob story but proof of my sheer determination to both survive and to get my Masters qualification. I hardly  ever  missed university and made uup for it when I did by spending every spare moment studying at the British Library. I finished University with a 2:1.

The last 6 years have not been easy, but now I'm healthy and strong and ready to complete my training. I just need some extra help from some kind hearted people.

I'm the first in my family to get a degree and a Masters. You can see by my photograph how proud my parents were on my graduation day. I love seeing their faces like that and love to make them proud. My Mum is already being a showbiz Mum about how her daughter is going to be a barrister.

I had three offers of part time places at universities in London and I want to take one of them.  The course will be a little more expensive for me as I recently moved to Guernsey to take care of my Mother so I'll need to spend money of flights to London and accommodation whilst I'm there. The Course costs around £17,000 which will leave around £3000 for flights and accommodation, I'll fund any extra myself.

The area of law I want to specialise in is Criminal Law to help those who have been victims of sexual violence and hate crimes.

Please help me achieve my dream.

Katie