The Pathways to Law programme is run in conjunction with the Sutton Trust social mobility charity. It is entirely free and takes place over the two years students are in Sixth Form.
Newcastle University have been running Pathways to Law for three years now, and it is a special programme designed to support students who are interested in a career and/or degree in law. It's not purely academic focused, although they do a range of taster academic sessions, and cover a whole range of additional skills (like CV building, mediation and negotiation, and wellbeing) and preparing students for work in the law profession as well with networking opportunities and talks.
All students are also eligible for a work experience placement with a range of incredible partner employers (both solicitors and barristers) and you get an undergraduate law student for a mentor for the full length of the programme, which is from December in Year 12 until July of Year 13.
The deadline for applications is this Friday the 18th November. The application itself is easy, and available here: https://pathways.suttontrust.com.
Eligibility requirements are available to see here: https://www.suttontrust.com/pathways-who-can-apply/.
Priority will be given to those students who meet various social mobility eligibility criteria, including students who would be the first generation in their family to attend university, those who have been eligible for free school meals or who have been in care.
The more eligibility criteria that are met, the higher the chance of being accepted onto the programme. The grade requirements are usually 5 grades at 9-6, but there is some limited flexibility.