The Blog

Introducing "Mini", a current BPTC student on the hunt for pupillage. Mini will be blogging about the highs and lows of pursuing a career at the Bar, and we're going to be with him every step of the way.

If you want to contact me you can:
email me at mini@thepupillagepages.com; or
tweet me @MiniPupil

You might also want to visit my own personal blog, about the hunt for pupillage, and general thoughts on pursuing a career at the Bar mini-pupil.blogspot.co.uk

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Bio

Hello and welcome to a brand new feature here at the Pupillage Pages - "The Pupillage Hunt". Since its launch, TPP has developed a reputation for being a first class source of information for pupillage-hunters like me - not only via the "Have you heard?" forum but, you can also find a news about legal issues and recent news in the "Interview Essentials" section.

However, this new endeavour is a slight step away from the established approach. Instead, this page will very much be rooted in opinion - my opinion, to be precise. This blog will follow my progress through the unrelenting nightmare that has the temerity to call itself the pupil selection process. Although this blog will be rooted in my experiences, it's hoped that it may prove of interest to those of you who also feel as if your life is barrelling out of control - moreover, if I get pupillage I might stumble over some good advice in the process; likewise, if I fail, you may be able to learn from my many, and varied, mistakes.

Some of you might have already read my own blog: "The Mini Pupil" - this blog will not simply be copied and pasted from there. Although there will be some overlap, everything here will be original content. In my personal blog, there's a lot of info about my progress so far, including three fairly long posts about the result of my applications last year (The Application Form; The Interviews; The Results), which can be handily summarised as: I was offered pupillage subject to confirmation from the finance committee, but the finance never came through so I'm applying again.

I'll be posting here at least once a week with any news or developments, and I'm sure I'll post more regularly at the end of July and the beginning of August. I am certain that, by results day, you will be able to watch me having a breakdown in real time. Do not, though, confuse an obsession with Batman in mid-July for early signs of this mental implosion.

In the next week I hope to post two updates - firstly a short catch-up on my applications so far this year; secondly a post about jangling nerves and the seeming sense of humour failure of Bar students at this time of the year.

In two weeks I finish the BPTC, nine weeks after that we all find out if we've got pupillage. It's going to be a heart-breaking, hope-filled, turbulent summer and I'll be writing about it every step of the way.

Mini

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My Application Progress

Portal Applications 

Set 1 - Rejection

Set 2 - Rejection

Set 3 - Rejection

Set 4 - Invited to first round Interview - Invited to second round Interview

Set 5 - Application submitted

Set 6 - Invited to first round Interview - Post Interview Rejection

Set 7 - Rejection

Set 8 - Rejection

Set 9 - Invited to first round Interview - Invited to second round Interview

Set 10 - Invited to first round Interview - Post Interview Rejection

Set 11 - Invited to first round Interview

Set 12 - Invited to first round Interview - Post Interview Rejection



Non-Portal Applications

Set 13 - Application submitted

Set 14 - Application submitted

Set 15 - Invited to first round Interview - Post Interview Rejection

Set 16 - Application submitted


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