I tend to ignore the term Russell group in deciding which uni is better than which. I mean, to say that St. Andrews isn't as good as Glasgow or Edinburgh is not true.
(Original post by Rancorous)
I don't mean to put Reading down, it is actually an ok uni and has a good RAE rating for law, so maybe it wasn't the best example...but it isn't considered as good as any university in the Russell Group at which the OP may have a realistic shot. And this is a bit controversial but with the exceptions of a couple of universities like Bath, given recent defections, the Russell Group is to me more and more looking like the Ivy League of good universities in this country.
To say Liverpool and Queens Belfast are 'Ivy League' is ludicrous.
So while I agree that most of the RG unis are top in the country, to say that all RG unis are better than anywhere else is not true, so it isn't a great idea to throw the term 'RG' around in regards to non-postgraduate matters.
Hence why I tend to say Top 20 unis as opposed to RG. Simply because the top 20 unis are not the 20 RG unis.
Last edited by bestofyou; 01-06-2012 at 19:53.
Leicester and Liverpool are both good and include General Studies as part of the offer making them a good back up option if you're certain of at least two 'normal' As (because GS is a doss to get A in).
Warwick offer AAB for Law with Business and Law with Sociology and they're both qualifying degrees if you have an interest in either subject area.
Any of the ones now doing A*AB if you have one really good subject. Check here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Law_Offers_2012
Places like UEA and Kent which are decent and still offer AAB.
And, the option I'd go for personally because I did have such a subject, just choosing your favourite A Level (History or English or Politics at a guess?) and sticking in an AAB RG/1994 uni (so not the likes of Durham or Bristol, but maybe Leeds/Manchester/Birmingham) for that as your reserve.
Last edited by roh; 01-06-2012 at 23:35.
In all honesty, I have been looking at law for quite a few years now, but because of the competitiveness some people have put me off a little. There isn't too much else I am very passionate about, apart from PPE which is very similar (if not higher) requirements.
(Original post by Kevin Wu)
Perhaps you may like to consider Exeter? The grade range is from AAA-AAB and they accept the Welsh Baccalaureate as an A, if that makes any difference to you?
I got an offer AAB and a generous bursary if I do get AAA. I think you'd need good GCSE grades and a decent personal statement. I would be more than happy to send you mine to use it as a framework?
An alternative viewpoint:
Is law something you would really like to do?
If you are unsure about it to any extend, please do consider applying to other courses. Sorry I am not trying to put you off or anything, I speak from experience. Law is a very competitive degree and if you are looking to get into any other fields which is non law related.
I recommend going to an 'elite' institution instead. You seem intelligent and driven, perhaps you may like to consider History or English at Oxbridge? Or perhaps even something more different like Geography at LSE?
These institutions would put you on good stead for a successful career.
I wished I applied for geography instead.
Law applicant for UCAS 2012 and offer holder.
P.S. This is just an alternative viewpoint, one is wise to keep one's options open.
May I ask what classifies as good GCSE grades? On TSR this tends to mean straight A*'s haha. I got 4 A*'s and 5 A's.
I try not to doubt myself, but because my friends doubt themselves (quite a lot), I've sort of fallen into the same stance. But then again, I don't really want to jynx anything by saying 'Oh yes AAA definitely achieved, no doubt about it'. I don't want to end up heart broken when I receive my results.
(Original post by Yash13)
First off, if you want to read law you cannot be a slacker, this is not a comment to you its just what my sister tells me as she graduated from Birmingham with an LLB. If you feel like you are not capable of achieving AAA then you are going to find it difficult at any university, not because of the grades but due to the wrong attitude. Get your results, then take it from there this self doubt is not helpful. If you get the grades you want then take the LNAT and apply to the universities you want to go to not the ones you think you can get into. Russell group are just the largest research institutes in the country and it should not affect your decision but I would say majority for Law are in this group. Good luck and don't doubt yourself until you have the facts.
Last edited by sara :D; 02-06-2012 at 13:59.