Pathways offers tailored academic workshops with academics in the School of Law, university life sessions along with employer insight days, the Pathways National Conference and the opportunity to participate in work placements with leading companies within the sectors.

The Pathways to Law programme will develop your debate and critical thinking skills as well as your overall confidence to help you prepare a strong UCAS application, feel ready to study a Law degree and consider your career perhaps as a future barrister or solicitor….

Application timeline

Step 1

Check you are eligible

You may apply to a Pathways programme if you:

Are studying in Year 12 in England or Wales, Year 13 in Northern Ireland, or S5 in Scotland (or equivalent)
Attend, and have always attended, a state-funded school or college (non-fee paying) in the UK

Find out more

Step 2

Applications open

It’s a very simple application form, mostly yes/no questions but it does include one longer question[s] as follows –

“Please give a brief personal statement (of no more than 300 words) explaining your suitability for the programme and why you would like to participate”

Early September

Step 3

Applications close

12th November

Step 4

Decisions announced

Dependent on each programme and university – usually November to December

November - December

Step 5

Launch of Pathways programme

Dependent on each programme and university – usually around December


Applications closed.

Applications are now closed for 2023, but you can register your interest for 2024 on the link below.