Please refer to the first box. All the details lie therein. I still can't understand how this school is accredited and it is not considered a scam. What a waste of money.
They don't. The staff themselves don't have real jobs.
All those students with their positive reviews need to know that isn't an actual university. It may offer an LPC but you can only pass if its coupled with an LLB or LLM and vice versa. They're looking for a plus-one and I mean that, academically. Their degrees have no value or worth in the job market and it is looked at with a great deal of condescension in the legal profession. If you walk in with an LLB or an LLM from the University of Law, your (potential) employers will laugh at you. Unless you have the LPC and a training contract in which case they'll laugh at you after you've left the room and taken a few steps. Only a wannabe lawyer, desperate to upgrade their academic credentials could ever possibly apply to such a school and program. Actual lawyers would think you went to the school because well, you couldn't go to an actual university offering a legal education. You want to be known as the guy or girl who failed at life but then decided to study law at this school to pretend they have a real profession? You wanna be taught by people who have spent far less time in school than your school-teacher? You want people, who wouldn't even be hired to tutor disabled children in an after-school session for free? No, right? Then, don't pretend to be a lawyer with the education they offer. Go to a real law school.
Read the first box.
Absolutely appalling. I have had to complain on a number of occasions, on one occasion they shared a spreadsheet containing student numbers and the fact students had failed to the whole of the university which was incredibly embarrassing and a breach of information sharing policies. The course is completely a waste of money.
I am unable to take part in this kind of activity a it is all for full time students on a week day- I am a weekend student and no effort is put into providing this type of assistance for weekend students.
I really struggle with highlighting any positives as the university as a whole has been completely disappointing. I would certainly not recommend anyone attending. Staff are unhelpful (other than tutors), the in house system is not use friendly at all, the course timetable is hectic and the electives are not accessible easily as you often have to drop one of your electives to study another due to not having staff, classes too full or clashing timetables.
Facilities are fine, they have a library and a number of computers to use. The catering facilities are closed on a weekend which is not acceptable when they hold weekend courses and they lack in providing vegan choices.
Yes, very good location for Leeds, central and near good transport links.
Unhelpful-tutor offers help but simply forwards to others who are unhelpful.
I had and continue to have a mostly postive experience at this university just because of the supportive and law focused environment. The LPC is really enjoyable even though it is quite full on. They thow summer and winter balls, participate in legal runs to raise money for charity, have clubs and societies that sometimes have options to compete in competitions etc.
The university is very involved in allowing you to take part in employability from the first year. They have in built lectures to help build skills for employment, probono opportunities that are presented at the beginning of each year and availability to get advice on CVs, job applications, interviews etc. I myself have taken part in The Personal Support Unit (now called Support Through Court) through university which was very rewarding.
I like how interactive and informal the teaching style is. e.g. you do prep work, attend classes and consolidate. During my undergrade course (LL.B) they decided to change the course design which ended up with me having to take assignments and exams when I signed up for exams. Also, some teaching styles of the tutors are not interesting enough but I guess that is just a personal thing.
The university has a well equiped library with access to legal databases, printers, headphones and books. There are study rooms accommodate those wholike to study in peace. There is a ping pong table as well as access to a cafe and TV to control the music etc...
The university is located in the city centre and although it can be expensive to get there, there are discounts on local bus or tram tickets. I didn't use accommodation but the distance was not an issue. As you can guess, the city centre has a whole load of amenities, like goods travel links, food shops, shopping mall, post office etc...
I'd say that the support from the welfare officer as well as tutors has been amazing. I have had a few personal circumstances were the welfare officer did her best to help me and keep me informed of any information relevant to me. The tutor have also set aside time to help me understand areas of law that I have not understood and always reply promptly. I would say that when it comes to scholarships and bursaries that are meant for people in need. There is a problem with between giving financial help to those who actually need it and just giving it those who score well on an assessment. An assessment should not determine who should get a scholarship or bursary.
The university is quite un-organised for part-time students which is a shame as most of us are working and need the extra support and care about the timings of exams, tutorials and quality of teaching. So far the university have sent incorrect student details to me and are really late in confirming any sort of timetabling. The teaching overall is good, but some of the teachers aren't.
The careers section is really good and helpful - best bit about the uni.
The university is always late in delivering its information about exams (where we are taking them, what time etc) and is usually provided a couple of days before, making working full time difficult as letting work know about the days I need of is hard. The course itself is okay, however tutorials are not recorded and I believe they should be (so students can reference back to them). Some teachers are absolutely amazing, but others aren't and these are usually the substitution teachers.
The facilities are not mind-blowing, they are acceptable. It would be better if they could provide microwaves and a canteen area in the Bloomsbury building.
The Bloomsbury campus is pretty central to shops, restaurants, pubs etc.
My tutor is really supportive and the uni advertises for its counselling services (although never actually used).
Overall, I enjoy the experience but it would be good to have more social events such as the boat freshers party. More events like that would bring the cohort together
There are a lot of opportunities to increase employability and we often receive emails regarding jobs, training contracts, vacations schemes etc
I like the teaching methods the best and the timetabling the worst.
They are sufficient but not the best standard
Yes, good location and good amenities
Academically there is a lot of support but I feel like there is a lack of personal support. There is a lot of help for severe issues such as domestic violence in relationships but I don't see many advertisements for help for exam anxiety etc
My experience has been the best I think it could have! I have no regrets in picking this uni. The exams are all done differently (some are written exams, some written coursework and some oral presentations) which allows me to strive in different areas. My strong points are not written exams so it means I can pick modules with the other types of exams to achieve my best grades.
The employability office is brilliant. It is my number one favourite thing about the Uni of Law. I have obtained so much pro-bono and work experience with the help of my uni. The employability office is also amazing in terms of helping you improve your CV and apply for jobs. They hold mock interviews, read through your CV and help you amend it, and give advice on what to do after graduating.
What I like most is that the classes, especially the seminars, are smaller than most other universities (around 10-15 people are in ours). This gives the teacher a lot of time with us all and there is plenty of time to answer all questions. I love how the seminars are interactive and involve group work because it makes you consider all opinions and allows you to triple check your answers, however it can become frustrating if your classmates have not done the work.
Very good! Lots of classrooms and computer rooms to study, as well as a 3 floor library.
yes! it's right in the middle of London; 5 minutes away from Oxford street. There's lots of tube stations nearby and bus stops too
The counselling is always on offer/ open and I have used it a few times. It is very good and also confidential. The tutors are amazing and have helped me throughout each year. I wish we kept the same tutor for the full three years though because I feel that they would know you and be able to advise you even better!
Overall I would definitely recommended to study at the University of Law. I have found that the university is very career focused and the tutors genuinely want you to do well.
The University has a really good careers service where you can book an appointment with a designated careers specialist for advice about the future which has been really helpful for me, especially as a postgraduate student who will soon need to obtain a legal job. I have been able to book appointment and ask them any queries whether it be helping with CV’s, training contract applications or preparing for application days. I think this is a really important service at the University of Law especially when seeking legal work and training contracts as they can read applications and help amend them. In addition, I have found the pro-bono clinic really helpful as a way to bolster my CV and learning how to deal with a real-life case rather than in an essay or problem question. The university also holds their own networking events where you can gain tips and advice off legal professionals.
The LPC is made up of mainly workshops where we have to complete preparatory tasks every week before the workshop. This consists of reading and answering questions that have been set and then going through them in groups in the workshop. I have found that this is a much more sociable approach as we get to know everyone in our class and the tutors really well through group learning. We have two student reps in our class that organise nights out quite often which was encouraged by the tutors at the start of the course which is a really good idea as I’ve managed to make lots of friends! There are some online lectures available that we can access and watch, however they are not every week. Personally, I learn better from lectures where someone is teaching me rather than me doing independent reading and preparing for workshop tasks each week so I would prefer if there were more lectures available.
The University of Law in Liverpool share a campus with the University of Liverpool. I think this is beneficial to students as we are able to use all of the University of Liverpool's facilities such as libraries etc. In addition we have just had a new building at our campus for the University of Law which is very modern with study zones, a cafe and we are able to use the staff's kitchen where we can bring in hot food and make tea's/coffee's all day!
The University of Law in Liverpool is in a really good location. The campus is a 15 minute walk from the city centre and there is plenty of student living around the university.
The tutors have an open door policy so whenever you are stuck they are always happy to help out. There is definitely more support at the University of Law than what I previously had during my undergraduate degree as the tutors want you to do well – I went away and missed one day of teaching and I received emails checking if I was ok and the tutors were happy to go over the workshop I had missed in a one to one session. This is a lot different to undergraduate as I was able to miss classes all the time with no one noticing! In addition to this, the tutors are all qualified lawyers and industry experienced professionals and the quality of teaching I have received has been really good.
So far, my experience is great. The lectures are really good, the lecturers seem to like what they’re doing so it helps us as well and they’re passionate about what they’re doing.
They always have Lectures with help to improve the CV and how to act. Every few months they always send out emails with opportunities for pro Bono’s and we get help for work placements
I like how they structure out the course. It’s easy to get the hang of the course of the handbook is followed. I don’t like how there’s only 2 lessons a week for each module. So I only have 4 lessons per week
Very good, they have lifts to help people with disabilities. They have a good place to go study with friends but also have a really good library with separators for your own peace and quite to do your work
It’s in central London, so it’s a good distance from museums and over activities but from accommodation I have to travel 30/40 mins on the tube depending on if they’re running.
Very good, the tutors respond to the emails real quick. Always very helpful. I’ve heard that the counselling is very good
The course is super interesting and I appreciate the open book exams. It is testing us more on our ability to use our legal skills rather than to retain large amounts of information. I would ask however that more consideration be given to the part-time weekend students as they are the ones who have to move work around and take annual leave for exams etc. It is not fair.
They hold employability events HOWEVER, there is nothing arranged for students that work full time so we never have the chance to attend.
Love the most - the teachers! They teach so well and you can tell they want you to do well. (There is one anomaly but I won't name any names) Love the lease - the structure of the course is so bad! We have just finished our last workshops this week and have exams for these in 3 weeks. It doesn't make sense. Also we have an exam that have had barely any lessons on and we have not been taught exam structure so god help us all.
Yes it is near Tottenham Court Road
Mostly good although I am having trouble getting replies from teachers at the moment.
The tutors, lectures, workshops, staff and the university itself are amazing. There are plenty of resources online and contacting any staff is easy. All updates are given online and/or through email making it super efficient. I would recommend students to come to this university as they aid and support in the degree but also through employability.
Very good. I receive emails about pro bono, talks and any events. An induction was also given at the beginning of the year regarding employability.
I like the student guides as they provide an outline to aid through lectures and workshops. The workshops are helpful to students individually and as a group. What I like the least is the length of the workshops as they can be quite long.
Elite is easy and accessible with resources for each module, online timetable, library facilities and more. The buildings are easy to guide yourself around. The student services and assessments office are always helpful with any inquiries. Teachers including personal tutors are always easy to contact and support students.
Yes. It is not far from the station and there are plenty of cafes, supermarket stores to grab food and places to eat nearby. Shops for stationary and folders are nearby.
Both the academic and personal support is very good at this university. There are resources online and you can contact tutors and counsellors.