Heather

Heather

Manager

Education

Oxford Brookes University

  • Hons. Bachelor of Health Sciences with Minor in Psychology (University of Ottawa, Canada)
  • MA History of Medicine (Oxford Brookes University, UK)

Contact information

manager@canadalawfromabroad.com

What did you do before you started working for Canada Law from Abroad?

I started working in higher education as soon as I graduated from my master's degree. My time studying abroad was such a monumental experience, I wanted to preserve the connection I felt to the UK and to help other students to have the same opportunity.

 

Why did you decide to study in the UK?

After completing my undergraduate degree, I knew I wanted to pursue further education but my degree in Health Sciences had opened up many different pathways and I wasn’t sure which I wanted to take. I’d spent a few summers in the UK staying with family so I was also intrigued by the option to study in the UK. I eventually settled on wanting to study the history of medicine and started looking for master’s programs. The more I researched (academics, location, facilities, faculty) Oxford Brookes started to really stand out as my top choice so I was thrilled to receive an offer. I absolutely loved being a part of the history department at Oxford Brookes and learned so much through my course. And of course, Oxford. Nothing beats living in Oxford, studying in the Bodleian Library (a bucket list goal of mine), paddling on the rivers and canals (yes I brought my paddleboard with me), and setting up in a pub to do some reading in the afternoon (I had a souvenir copy of a “Drink Map” of Victorian Oxford which I used to check out the many historic pubs around the city).

 

Why do you like working for Canada Law from Abroad?

The Canada Law from Abroad environment works perfectly for me as the remote work has allowed me to settle on a farm outside a small town in Canada and not worry about commuting or needing to move to a major city to find job opportunities. Beyond that, as part of a small company, I’ve made great friends among colleagues and have always felt supported and welcome. I still get to travel in Canada to meet with students and to the UK to learn more about our university partners. This continued connection with the UK is my favourite part about working for Canada Law from Abroad.

 

Why do you think people from the US should study in the UK? 

hink the UK education system has so much to offer Canadian students. With many more universities than there are in Canada, the UK provides the opportunity to pursue niche or more specialized programs. There are universities all across the UK from major cities like London or Glasgow to smaller ones like Brighton or Aberystwyth. This means you can really tailor your education to your own preferences and find the perfect university for you. The UK education system maintains small course sizes and uses a tutorial system which means you really get to know your peers and professors and feel part of an academic community. Studying in the UK also provides a wonderful home base to travel during your studies. The public transit links throughout the UK (not just London) mean travel within the UK is far easier and cheaper than many Canadians could imagine (this is no Via Rail). And the travel doesn’t stop there, connections to main land Europe are right at the doorstep with cheap flights that mean a “weekend in Paris” is a completely reasonable thing. Personally, I travelled within the UK for the most part during my studies and after turning in my master’s dissertation I spent 3 weeks backpacking in Europe and it was incredible. The one thing I always emphasize when speaking with students getting ready to move to the UK is to remember to use those UK travel links really “see” the UK in its entirety.

 

Pub quizzes and pub culture, Bodleian Library, Oxford, museums (science and medical museums galore), camping, hill walking, travel, West End theatre, surfing and paddling

Accreditation

Accreditation

All foreign-trained law students must have their degrees accredited by the NCA to practice in Canada.

An ‘abroad’ law degree must meet the criteria for “an approved Canadian qualifying law degree” set by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC) to qualify the degree holder for eligibility to a provincial bar admissions program. The National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) is the FLSC coordinator that accredits abroad law degrees.

UCAS clearing

UCAS CLEARING: 
We can still help you apply to law school! 

While the official UCAS deadline (June 30th) has passed, there is still an opportunity to apply for a Fall 2020 start if you’re still interested in studying law as soon as possible.  Canada Law From Abroad can help you navigate UCAS Clearing, which is the United Kingdom’s application process after their main June 30th deadline. 

 

What is UCAS?

WHAT IS UCAS? 

UCAS is the UK’s official application portal for undergraduate (bachelor) degrees.  As students can apply for law school after high school, this includes any law applications.  

An essential element of the free service we provide is helping students with the UCAS application. Canada Law From Abroad is here to help you ensure that your UCAS application is completed not only correctly, but also in a manner that presents you, the candidate, in the best light possible. 

 

Application Process

Application Process

From finding the right law school for you to completing your application, your personal advisor will help you every step of the way!

The objective of our advising team is to assist you in achieving your goal of pursuing a law degree in the UK. 
By working with Canada Law from Abroad you will benefit from:

  • Expert advice and guidance 
  • Personal statement review 
  • Application assistance
  • Visa guidance 
  • Pre-departure support

 

How we help

How We Help

You know you want to study Law in the UK but are not sure what to do next? We will help you with every step of the research and application process.

Canada Law from Abroad will assist you in achieving your goal of pursuing a law degree in the UK. All of our Student Advisors have studied in the UK and understand the challenges of the education process. By choosing Canada Law from Abroad you will benefit from:

Vivian

Vivian

Senior Student Advisor

Education

Queen Mary University of London

  • BA Ethics, Society & Law and Criminology (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • LLM Commercial Law (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
  • PhD in Law, specializing in Intellectual Property (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

Contact information

vivian@canadalawfromabroad.com

What did you do before you started working for Canada Law from Abroad?

I joined Canada Law from Abroad right after completing my own PhD in Law at Queen Mary University of London,

 

Why did you decide to study in the UK?

After completing my bachelor’s degree, I was ready to study in a new country. For me, the UK was a no brainer as the UK created the common legal system, which was important as Canada’s legal system is based on British common law. 

 

Why do you like working for Canada Law from Abroad?

Working with our partner universities in England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland affords you the opportunity to learn about each university in detail and what students can expect to experience when they go to the UK. As an advisor, I have been fortunate to visit several of our partners’ campuses, meet their staff and students, and share my own experience to future applicants. 

 

Why do you think people from Canada should study in the UK? 

Studying and living abroad is a fantastic opportunity, especially in the UK, one I think everyone should experience if given the chance. You will receive an excellent education but you also get to meet people from all parts of the world and the life experience you gain is unrivalled.

 

Afternoon tea, Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes and English gardens. 

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