I completed the first two years of my law degree through a distance learning programme abroad with an average of mid-lower second class during the pandemic and then switched to a RG university in the UK after taking a gap year. But I then struggled socially and only got a 57% at the end of the year at the degree.
My question is if I were to really try to point out that narrative, would I be able to get into a decent PhD programme with funding if I gather 1-2 years of legal work experience after finishing LLM with good grades at the same university? What would be the best way to move forward if I want to qualify as a solicitor through the SQE (assuming that I would pass the SQE 1&2 exams)?
Please note that I do not consider myself a dull student but I did put in a very limited amount of time because of feeling very isolated and before moving I was very confident about coping well due to having good English skills and a somewhat decent understanding of the culture but things quickly started looking bleak as I never thought it would be that much diffcult for me to have people consider me a potential friend.
I am a non-UK citizen and would appreciate any advice you have on that matter. I am not looking to get UK citizenship/residency (as I simply do not have the luxury to spend a better part of a decade in a country during my twenties in hopes of getting those but am open to studying or working (at a legal field) in the UK or elsewhere and develop the ability to learn about how life is really like there and be financially self-reliant) but a somewhat solid portfolio but I cannot put much more financial stress on my parents.