Law student Cassie Wade has been awarded a £1000 bursary by the Guernsey International Legal Association (GILA) to help her with her studies.
Miss Wade, who wants to be a solicitor, is currently working as a legal secretary and will continue to work full time while undertaking her studies at the GTA University Centre.
The bursary will assist her through the Graduate Diploma in Law, which started last September.
Miss Wade, who gained a BSc (Hons) in Criminology from the University of Southampton, welcomed the support from GILA.
‘Studying the GDL will give me a sound legal basis in order to build my career upon and I have already found the course extremely beneficial in relation to my employment. I consider that the GDL will only serve to enhance my skills gained through my undergraduate degree,’ she said.
Rachel Richardson, president of GILA, said: ‘We received a number of good quality applications. After careful consideration we chose Cassie as her obvious commitment in pursuing a legal career was clear.’
The Graduate Diploma in Law is a two-year part-time programme run by the GTA University Centre in conjunction with Bournemouth University. The course runs over eight units and focuses on the foundations of legal knowledge, including the Law of Trusts, Criminal Law, and the Law of the European Union.
In addition to the bursary, GILA has also invited all students on the course to join the association as student members, giving them the opportunity to network with the 200 other existing members and attend the association’s lectures and seminars.
Kate Lenfestey, head of administration at the GTA University Centre, added: ‘This is a very generous gesture on the part of GILA. Many of our students are looking to progress into the legal profession and the support from GILA forms an important link into that community.’
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