Harun Efrant, LLB (Hons) Law
Harun took a slightly unusual path before choosing to study LLB (Hons) Law at LSBU
He came to the university as part of the Access to Law programme, which provides a platform to recruit talented students from all types of backgrounds with non-traditional qualifications.
Building site to barrister
A few years ago Harun was working as a hod carrier on a building site, now he is studying for a Law degree at LSBU. "I really thought trade was my only option because I'd not heard of anyone from my background having a career in law, but since I decided to go to come to university I've not looked back."
Harun first made the decision to study when he was working on a building job on the Harvard University campus in Boston. "I was working on one of the law academics houses and ended up chatting with a student. He told me about studying law, and when I said I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do this, he persuaded me that I could do whatever I wanted."
After leaving building, Harun signed up to Bexley College and took the Access to Law course, which is offered at the college in partnership with LSBU. Bexley College has a Progression Accord with LSBU for this course, which meant Harun automatically had a conditional offer from LSBU for a Bachelor of Law (LLB). "This not only simplified the journey into university, but the content of the Access to Law course really helped me hit the ground running when I started my degree." Read more about Progression Accords at LSBU.
Inspiring the next generation
With some confidence under his belt, and a strong foundation thanks to the Access to Law course, Harun has thrived at LSBU. "I'm doing well on my law degree and I now have the confidence to know that I will succeed in my legal studies. One day I believe I will achieve my dream of becoming a barrister. The course has covered how to form arguments, how to reference and other practical topics such as how to manage my learning and time. Since I started my degree I haven't once struggled to organise my time or hand in my work by the deadline, so I know this has been really useful."
Harun has been so inspired by his experience, that he is now advocating others to follow the route he took. "It's made such a difference to my life that I've even been back to Bexley College to give motivational presentations to current pupils. I want them to know if they work hard, they can achieve whatever they set their minds to."