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BPP Law School experts join current students and future trainees to discuss the different funding options on offer

Here is the full video for the third in the series of Legal Cheek’s SQE events with BPP University Law School.

The recent virtual event featured:

Jonny Hurst, former City law firm partner and Head of Outreach at BPP
Caroline Rayson, Head of SQE Programmes at BPP and former solicitor at Ashurst and Osborne Clarke
Laura Birks, solicitor apprentice at Kennedys
William Preston, solicitor apprentice at Eversheds Sutherland
Jennifer Turner, LPC student at BPP and future trainee solicitor at JMW Solicitors
Shaina Haria, LPC/LLM student at BPP
The event was chaired by Legal Cheek senior events coordinator Sophie Yantian

The speakers explored the various funding options available for students embarking on the SQE and weighed up the pros and cons of each. Also up for discussion were how the introduction of qualifying work experience (QWE) offers the opportunity to ‘earn whilst you learn’ and uncovering the hidden costs under the new regime.

Resources mentioned:

Private borrowing (from a bank/reputable lender)
Master’s government funding
Scholarships from universities
The Law Society Diversity Access Scheme
The AS Foundation
SQE fees funding from Kaplan

Legal Cheek will be running ‘The SQE series’ with BPP University Law School over the next few months. The video of each session will be made available one month after each virtual event.

Find out more about studying the LPC and SQE at BPP University Law School

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