Former Love Island contestant takes on SQE with BARBRI

updated on 06 September 2022

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Tyler Cruickshank, who appeared on the 2021 series of Love Island, has partnered with legal education provider BARBRI to pursue a career in law via the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).

After coming fourth on the show, Tyler successfully secured several brand partnerships and supported mental health initiatives. Now, he’s decided to pursue a career in the legal profession. Cruickshank will be embarking on BARBRI’s 20-week SQE1 Prep course and plans to sit the first exam in January 2023.

He commented on his decision to take the SQE: “The SQE and its multiple-choice exams are relatively new, so I wanted to study with a provider that had experience offering courses for these kinds of tests. When I heard about BARBRI's work in helping US law school graduates succeed with their bar exams, it seemed like a natural fit for me as I know the format of the SQE1 exam is very similar.

“I’m excited to jump back into studying a subject I'm passionate about and I'm already impressed with the support I've had from the BARBRI team and my Learning Coach in particular. During my time as an SQE student, I’ll be posting regular updates to show others what it’s really like to study for these exams.”

Lucie Allen, BARBRI’s managing director, commented on Tyler’s enrolment: “We believe that the SQE brings many benefits to the industry and the individual. It creates a world of opportunity for those from all backgrounds and at all stages of life, allowing aspiring solicitors to pursue a career in the legal industry. We’re pleased to see Tyler follow his passion through this new route to qualification and demonstrate that it’s never too late to do so. Our learning team will be supporting him every step of the way through our 20-week SQE1 Prep course ahead of his upcoming exams and we look forward to seeing his results.”

BARBRI, a global legal education provider, offers a range of full-time and part-time SQE21 and SQE2 preparation courses to help students successfully prepare for the SQE assessments. Its first SQE1 cohort achieved an average 77% pass rate, which is significantly higher than the 53% industry average. For more information, visit BARBRI’s website.

To learn more about the SQE, visit LCN’s SQE hub, sponsored by The University of Law.