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Bryan
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I'm thinking of going to a 'brick' uni to study Law. Now, do I need to declare convictions since it will only be a degree?

Surely just to study the subject only a Basic could be done?

After all I do Law via the OU and no check was required!

Plan: Get the English LLB then do the 2 years graduate entry for the Scottish LLB. As I have the advantage of a clear Basic in the near future I think I stand a good chance of a decent job. My head in the clouds here?

I will be around 34 on getting the above two. Would also love to get the Msc in Forensic Psychology and Criminology.


Have no idea what job to aim for. I also don't want to cut out jobs as over qualified!! Danger I think of education, could in turn cut jobs out.

Need direction and have no idea. Something needs to change or I will be in a early grave!

My grammar is borderline I was told which holds me back in a way. School was a bad time due to various issues.

Post Edited (Bryan) : 13/09/2011 20:12:03 (GMT+1)


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What did you do? Chris do you know the answer?
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Hi, Thank you for all your replys.

I've made contact with various universities to ask the policy on unspent and spent convictions. Shall post the response in due cource.

I have no intention of working with vulnerable people therefore resulting in a Enhanced check. Nor have I any intrest in doing work that comes under the heading of the Standard check. Having discussed my convictions they would NOT stop me becoming a Lawyer if I desired to be. That based on no re-offending! At the moment no real desire but you never know in a few years. Been three years since I was last in court as the accused and have every desire to maintain that.


As of Januaray 2013 I will have a clean Basic which is of major relief to attain employment in the future. I think and have been told having a Law degree will do me good esp if I have both the Scottish and English LLB.

I have got out my head that ALL well paid jobs intail either a Standard or Enhanced check. Why did I have this set within my head? No idea to be frank!

I've came across the LLB being able to be done online however the Scottish Govt only offer £500.00 towards the cost. So I will need to keep going on the same road ie OU untill I attain the English LLB. That way I can use it to access the Scottish LLB and fingers crossed have saved to do it online.

There is no access cources in the locality provided by the colleges.

If I had stayed at school rather than enter the big bad world at 16 I could have attained Highes aka 'A' Levels. Therefore resulting in the ability to go straight to a brick uni. However the OU is a God send to people like myself.
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Attached document talks about convictions. It appears to me as my offences did not involve jail or a fine above £1000 I don't need to declare. I can also see no legal ground for the uni to get a Standard check or indeed an Enhanced. The Law Society does ask for a Standard but that is nothing to do with studying for a Law degree.

So for the moment I can see no reason why I should declare spent convictions.

Post Edited (Bryan) : 21/09/2011 22:37:04 (GMT+1)


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Before I started my open Uni degree I applied through UCAS and had to declare my offence. I met with the Dean of my chosen Uni and he was incredibly supportive and helpful. It didn't personally hinder me. My offence is manslaughter and at the time I was still on parole.
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Hi Bryan,

After serving three years for GBH I went to a sixth form college followed by a uni to study law. At no point was my offence an issue. And they never required a CRB check.

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Hi Andy - yes indeed, quite probably. And certainly when trying to get a training contract it would become very difficult.
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