In early March, I recorded a podcast hosted by Harry Clark for his very brilliant and useful 'More From Law' series. The episode (#13 in the series - lucky for some...) is now out, and you can listen to it below, on Spotify, on iTunes or on Cast. We cover self-confidence, my route to law, … Continue reading The One With the ‘More From Law’ Podcast
Recently, I recorded a podcast for 'Trainee Talk' with Jaysen Sutton, the founder of The Corporate Law Academy. The episode (#18 in their series) has just gone live, and I'm really pleased with the result, and hope that it provides help in a rather different medium to my norm. We cover topics ranging from self-criticism … Continue reading The One With The Podcast
Two weeks ago I graduated, and the day after the ceremony I wrote this stream of consciousness, which (unsurprisingly, especially for those who know me in real life) was too long for LinkedIn. You'll have to forgive the slightly self-indulgent nature of this article - the regular readers among you will (hopefully) know this is … Continue reading Post-graduation post
This post expands on some brief words I contributed to a wider piece on choosing universities on The Lawyer Portal here. I am well aware that many prospective students will be furiously perfecting and submitting their UCAS applications during these colder months, so I felt it was important to write a more comprehensive piece. This … Continue reading How To: choose your university (and my personal story)
I recently sat down with our Careers Team to gather some information for the group of mature students I represent at my university. Apart from the university specific support, which isn't generally applicable, a few really important points came up which I thought were worth writing up briefly. This is in the hopes that anyone … Continue reading Mature students: How to view your mature status as an asset
I don't know about you, but I have been discovering lately that I am world class at procrastinating. I'm talking gold medal standard. And no, I'm not proud of that. Mark Twain said, "If your job is to eat a frog, eat it first thing in the morning, and if your job is to eat … Continue reading Procrastination: How to avoid the avoidance
Once you reach a certain age - the age when you are thrilled to be mistaken for someone a few years younger than you actually are - you start to hear this oft-repeated phrase, "age is just a number". And yes, that's partly true (see below) but once you are in an environment where your … Continue reading Being a ‘mature student’: Age is just a number
Hi there and welcome to Silks and the City - a blog all about life as a mature law student in London. You can expect posts commenting on: legal matters; current affairs; what it's like being a mature student; how to get mini-pupillages and work experience; how to survive and thrive as a law student … Continue reading Welcome to Silks and the City!