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lachachacha
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Ok, so both my firm and insurance choices are respected Russell group universities to study law. The only problem? I seriously doubt I got anywhere near the grades I need for either.

I studied sooooo much, but I've definitely screwed up one of my subjects, and I have a suspicion I messed up all 3.

This will mean most likely having to go to an expoly.

I was just wondering :
Is doing law at an expoly even worthwhile? Obviously it would be v difficult to become a lawyer, but I was hoping I could still pursue career in the legal field, and thus make the degree worthwhile?
Additionally, those of you at an expoly, what's the actual student experience like? Is there still a lot of socialising, fun, and things to do?


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Honestly a first from an expoly is still better than a second or third from a Russel group, and Russel group doesn't necessarily mean good uni as they're the uni's with political power, there just happens to be good uni's in that group and you will find good uni's outside of the Russel groups.
Plus some Russel groups have lower boundaries than others and quite a few are in clearing, although I'm sure you're just over thinking your exams and you'll have done fine there's a good chance of still going to a Russel group through clearing if that's what you're set on
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I go to an ex-poly. They're all different so I cannot speak for all ex-poly's but my university is pretty good. Most of my housemates do Engineering and our uni ranked higher than the local red brick for engineering. Or at least it was when they last looked, but the silly rankings change all the time.

I don't have a clue how important red bricks are for law so I can't help you there. But I can say not all ex-polys are full of retards who couldn't get good grades or have no future, many of them are very respectable and their students often go on to have great careers.

Edit: and the social life is no different for the local ex-polys to the local red bricks, in fact we often socialise together. The social life and things to do has more to do with the city than whether ot not the uni is a red brick...not sure why you thought it would be any different.
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There are way too many people doing law degrees these days and there are simply not enough jobs. For some reason law isn't restricted like medicine is.....People just decide 'ooooOOOOOHHH I want to be a lawyer, i'm going to go to London Met and waste 3 years and £50,000 pounds'. Sorry, you're going to be over-qualified for jobs like working in shops but under qualified for anything law based. Don't waste the money. If you get into a Russell Group then do it.
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(Original post by lachachacha)
Ok, so both my firm and insurance choices are respected Russell group universities to study law. The only problem? I seriously doubt I got anywhere near the grades I need for either.

I studied sooooo much, but I've definitely screwed up one of my subjects, and I have a suspicion I messed up all 3.

This will mean most likely having to go to an expoly.

I was just wondering :
Is doing law at an expoly even worthwhile? Obviously it would be v difficult to become a lawyer, but I was hoping I could still pursue career in the legal field, and thus make the degree worthwhile?
Additionally, those of you at an expoly, what's the actual student experience like? Is there still a lot of socialising, fun, and things to do?


Thanks 😃
Many ex-polys have become pretty good - for most degrees, you'd be fine. But I'm not so sure about law, particularly if you want to become a barrister, for which pupillage opportunities seem difficult to get, and you'd be competing against those from top RG universities. You might have a better chance at becoming a solicitor, but the competitive nature of post-grad law is notable.

That said, as far as I know student life and socialising is fine at ex-polys, and it obviously varies from uni to uni, but satisfaction can be high and some are moving their way up the league tables year by year. It frankly depends on where you go - Coventry seems far better than London Met for example.
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Aren't there law apprenticeships you can go straight into? Don't really know
anything about them but could be another possibity.


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