GDL Scholarship Competition

BPP and Lawyer2B LPC Scholarship Competition

Do you dream of becoming a lawyer but cannot afford the fees?

Look no further, as BPP University Law School has once again teamed up exclusively with Lawyer 2B to give away one free place on our Legal Practice Course (LPC).

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) gives you the essential training you need to become a qualified solicitor.  It's your bridge between the academic world and professional life in a law firm, giving you the legal knowledge and skills to thrive in today's market.

At BPP we'll equip you with more than just legal knowledge – we focus on the all-round legal skills and commercial awareness employers are seeking. It's no coincidence that BPP's LPC is the first choice of many leading law firms and over 25 exclusively send their trainees to us.

We’re offering one deserving student the opportunity to achieve their dream at our expense. All you have to do is prepare a 1,500 word article on the following topic:

How can a graduate be best prepared for a job as a trainee solicitor? Discuss any educational or practical preparation that you feel would best equip graduates with reference to current requirements and suggest options for the future.

The winning essay will be published on, the winner will receive a full scholarship on BPP’s GDL for September 2013 at any of our centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, London or Manchester. The prize covers all programme fees, examination fees and a range of books and materials.

Now get writing - the closing date for the submission of articles is Friday 22 March 2013.

Top tips for writing a prize-winning feature

Judging Criteria

  • Eye-catching headline
  • Clarity and style of writing
  • Research (paper-based and interviews)
  • Structure
  • Content and relevance to audience
  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Engagement with audience

Top Tips for writing a prize-winning feature

  • Read articles in Lawyer 2B and other magazines to see how the professionals do it.
  • All features must be based on real projects and not on fiction
  • If you plan to interview someone senior (for example the head of a charity or project affected by the issue), we recommend that, unless you know the individual, you get in touch with their press office.
  • Get permission before quoting someone directly and don't forget to include their job title. Allow interviewees to check their quotes for accuracy, but do not show them the finished article - you are the author, not them.
  • Stick to the word count. Articles that are too short or too long will be disqualified.
  • Ensure your essay has a cover page with your name and contact information.

Terms and conditions apply - ensure you read them in full before sending in your entry. Best of luck!

 Submit your entry now

Entries must be submitted with a covering page detailing the following:

  • A headline for the article
  • Total word count
  • Title, first and last names
  • Home and term-time addresses
  • Landline and mobile numbers, with the number you want for your main correspondence highlighted, and an email address
  • University and course/degree (for current students and graduates)