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Darcey Abraham's experience pursuing a career in law

Darcey had trained as a successful hairdresser after leaving school but wanted to find a career that she was passionate about and one that would give her more satisfaction.

Darcey Abraham is working towards becoming a Family Solicitor by studying LLB (Hons) Law after her experience in court inspired her to find a career where she could make a difference to people’s lives.

After her own personal of using the family courts, she decided that a career as a solicitor was what she wanted. She completed a foundation year in Burnley before enrolling onto the Law degree at UCLan Burnley. 

Successful completion the UCLan LLB Law degree provides students with the basis to undertake the next stage of training as a barrister (the Bar Professional Training Course) or in becoming a solicitor.

Talking about the course, Darcey said,

"The course is really intense but so interesting. We learn about real cases and I love debating with people in the class. The tutors are so helpful, and I would recommend the course to anyone interested in a career in law."

Darcey Abraham, LLB (Hons) Law
Darcey Abraham, LLB (Hons) Law
Darcey Abraham, LLB (Hons) Law

Darcey is embracing university life and is taking every opportunity available to her. She commented, “I’ve recently been voted at the Burnley Campus Rep in the UCLan Student Union elections and I’m looking into becoming a student ambassador. I’m trying to take all the opportunities that come my way as they will all help me in my future.”

Darcey was voted into the role with a manifesto of working with student support services to help students to continue in their studies when they are thinking of withdrawing; increasing the opportunities for students studying at UCLan Burnley; and with a commitment to ensuring the positive side of online learning is still in place once the Covid-19 crisis has passed.

The manifesto is created from Darcey’s own personal experience. She explained, “in the first few weeks of the course I wasn’t sure I could cope. I almost dropped out. However, the support I received from my course leader kept me here and I’m so glad I am still going.”

“The blended learning that has been offered during the lockdown has been great for me and other students because I can fit my studies around my life a lot better”.

Darcey would offer the following advice to anyone considering studying law at UCLan Burnley: “Go for it! People thought I couldn’t do it because I wasn’t very academic and because I was a mature student but I feel like a different person now. I’m growing in confidence all the time and I’m doing something I love. The classes at Burnley are quite small so there is loads of one-to-one support.”

"The blended learning that has been offered during the lockdown has been great for me and other students because I can fit my studies around my life a lot better"

Darcey Abraham, LLB (Hons) Law

Darcey would offer the following advice to anyone considering studying law at UCLan Burnley: “Go for it! People thought I couldn’t do it because I wasn’t very academic and because I was a mature student but I feel like a different person now. I’m growing in confidence all the time and I’m doing something I love. The classes at Burnley are quite small so there is loads of one-to-one support.”