Rory Ford is the first Law graduate from our Year 13 Class of 2013.
Rory was an active member of All Saints’ Academy Sixth Form, becoming Deputy Head Boy in Year 13. We are so proud to hear of his high achievement at the University of Reading.
We caught up with Rory following his graduation:
What was your biggest achievement at university?
Representing my university and reaching the national negotiation final after winning an internal negotiation competition.
What advice would you give our Sixth Form students?
Always be looking to build your CV, extra curricular activities will really help going forward. Enjoy this stage of your life, it’s exciting and something you should really try and embrace! Don’t get too disappointed if things don’t always go your way. I was rejected by my firm choice university on results day and it all worked out okay in the end.
Did All Saints’ help you in reaching your goals for university?
All Saints’Academy gave me advice on personal statements and were always there to support and proof read. Use the facilities available to you; they are more knowledgeable than you think!
What are you looking to go following your graduation?
I have accepted a job to be a Trainee Solicitor but the job position doesn’t open until 2018. I am currently studying the Law Practitioner Course at the University of Law in Bristol. I am also studying for a Masters in Law and Business at the same time as part of my course.