SQE prep tips

Any tips on automated video interviews?

July 25, 2023

Question answered by Husnara Begum, a former City lawyer-turned career coach and editor of CheekyLittleCareers. Husnara, what advice do you have for aspiring solicitors who are preparing for ‘automated’ video interviews? Indeed, is it even possible to prepare for one? “Automated video interviews used by employers in the legal sector are not to be confused […]

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Why are my applications getting me nowhere?

June 29, 2023

Author: Husnara Begum I made several vacation scheme applications last year and failed to secure a single interview. I’m planning to make another round of applications this Autumn and would like advice on how I can boost my chances of converting these into interviews and/or assessment centres. I’m glad you are pausing to reflect on […]

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5 top tips to support your students through the SQE1 exam  

June 7, 2023

Authors: Jonathan Worrell, Business Development Director and Tracy Savage, Learning Director at BARBRI  “Wait? What? A 10-hour exam?”  For employers that are new to SQE, a key challenge is preparing students for the SQE1 style of exam.   This 10-hour mammoth assessment over two days (it is a whopper!) is unlikely to be anything like candidates […]

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5 top tips to manage your paralegal talent pool with SQE

May 16, 2023

Author: Jonathan Worrell, Business Development Director at BARBRI “Many of our paralegals are going off and doing their own thing! It’s a nightmare…”   This is the theme I have heard more than once when talking to law firms about the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) – the new route to qualification in England and Wales.   BARBRI […]

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A week in the life of a BARBRI student

March 3, 2023

This week on the blog we’re talking to current BARBRI student Aurelia Pyneeandee, who’s giving us an insight into what her typical week looks like while she’s juggling studying for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), her full-time job at a law firm, tutoring and her side hustle as a content creator. Aurelia, also known online […]

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What is the BARBRI CareerHub & how can it support you with QWE?

February 1, 2023

Whether you’re just starting to plan your SQE journey, working on obtaining QWE or you’re a seasoned professional looking for your next step, we want to support you in making the best moves for your career. That’s why we’ve created the BARBRI CareerHub—designed to get you career ready.   But what exactly is the CareerHub? […]

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The final transition from QLTS to SQE

August 29, 2022

Becoming a dual qualified solicitor in England and Wales As a lawyer, you’re part of an esteemed profession that commands respect and holds influence over many aspects of society. You’re also part of one of the most highly competitive professions in the world. That’s why it makes sense for overseas qualified lawyers to broaden their […]

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Can I self study for the SQE?

April 25, 2022

In September 2021, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) introduced the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) as the new route to qualifying as a solicitor of England and Wales. Unlike the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), the SQE isn’t a course —rather, it’s a series of exams taken in two stages.  […]

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How do peers influence learning?

April 23, 2022

Peers play a crucial role in any educational journey that we embark upon. The teachers, the content, and the learning materials are all equally important, but the classmates and friends that we pick up on the way can ultimately determine how we look back upon an experience. But as well as forming the friendships that […]

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What does the future of online learning look like?

April 21, 2022

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the 21st century had seen a dramatic increase in the use of learning technology in place of traditional classroom-based methods. During the pandemic, educational providers across the globe were forced to take their classes online to protect their students and staff. This latest transition may have been forced, but it […]

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