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Meet Nigel – who’s rewarding BMet journey has helped propel his exciting legal career!

Nigel came to BMet’s flagship A Level Centre in Sutton Coldfield College after being given a second chance to gain the qualifications he wanted and needed, to obtain the legal career he desired.

After previously attaining “U grades” in his A Level subjects, Nigel was over the moon when the college gave him the opportunity to re-study after impressing them in an interview.

With a lot of hard work and support, including for his dyslexia needs, Nigel’s journey at BMet went from strength to strength with him gaining a Business A-level (A grade), Law A Level (B grade) and Economics A Level (C grade).

His positive experience studying law and his growing interest in the subject, sparked his enthusiasm to pursue it as a career after he completed his courses.

We asked Nigel a few questions to find out about his personal journey at BMet and beyond:

Why did you choose to study the course?… and tell me a bit about “your journey” prior to coming to studying at BMet…

“I chose to do A-levels at BMet, because it was my last chance to do A-Levels after previously attaining 4 U’s in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths at school.

A 1-1 meeting with the A-Level co-ordinator at the time, gave me the opportunity to come on the course despite such disappointing results. With a mutual agreement and plan put in place for me, I was able to start a fresh, which was the beginning of a huge transformation for me.”

How have you found your time at BMet and does/did it cater to your needs?

“I was well supported during my time at BMet and a significant turning point for me is when my tutor helped with me being diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 18. This diagnosis and a subsequent detailed report unlocked a world of support that had previously been denied to me. I am so very thankful to my lectures for helping me with my additional needs, without it I would have once again found myself struggling with academia.”

What do you think of the support that you’ve received at BMet?

“I am forever indebted to the staff at BMet for the support they offered me.”

What have you particularly enjoyed during your time at BMet and what are your best experiences?

“I enjoyed the independence granted due to the mode of study, which is very similar to the dynamic experienced at university.”

What are you doing now and what are your hopes for the future?

“I have gone on to graduate with 1st class honours from the University of Aberdeen, with a Batchelor of laws in Scots law and English law. My dissertation has subsequently been published in the Aberdeen Student Law Review, titled “Coronavirus and Corporate Insolvency: A comparative analysis of the corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.

I have just finished studying the Bar at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy, with the aspiration of becoming a barrister.”

What advice would you give to other students wanting to attend BMet? Or that are currently here?

“Work hard and seek the support that you feel you need; the college will do its best to provide all the support it can.”

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