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Hey, I know universities are very hot on attendance these days and I want to go into commercial law which is a hard course to get into. But I was wondering if on your uni application your college takes your attendance from your first year, second year or combined? I'd like facts and not opinions please, thanks.
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Hey, I know universities are very hot on attendance these days and I want to go into commercial law which is a hard course to get into. But I was wondering if on your uni application your college takes your attendance from your first year, second year or combined? I'd like facts and not opinions please, thanks.
Unless it is mentioned in your reference universities won't know your attendance at all. If your school include it as a matter of policy then you need to ask them on what basis they do it.
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Hey, I know universities are very hot on attendance these days and I want to go into commercial law which is a hard course to get into. But I was wondering if on your uni application your college takes your attendance from your first year, second year or combined? I'd like facts and not opinions please, thanks.
Universities will not have a clue about what your attendance is unless your college tells them in your reference. I imagine that your college has been inflating the importance of attendance rates on UCAS applications to scare you into turning up. However, I'm not saying don't turn up - far from it, as it will hurt your grades if you don't go to lessons, and that will hurt your UCAS application more than anything else could.

Secondly, I would not recommend getting a degree called 'commercial law'. There are only a handful of universities offering degrees called commercial law. Those universities are pretty much bottom of the heap. Law firms are notoriously over obsessed with what university you went to, and which university you go to will have a very significant impact on whether or not you get training contract / pupillage, each of which is enormously competitive. The Russell Group universities, and in particular Oxbridge, are invariably the best choices for those who are aspiring to a legal career. If I remember rightly, Chambers Student Guide put out a rather illuminating document a few months ago about where trainee solicitors actually study - I can assure you that the likes of Hertfordshire and UWE did not feature prominently.

Go and do a law LLB at the best uni you are capable of which offers modules in commercial law. You will have to study a wider range of law areas anyway to get an LLB - you cannot purely study commercial law. While studying, apply for training contracts at firms that offer a commercial law specialism. Do the LPC (funded by the firm which has offered you a TC). Then go and do the four seats and qualify into commercial law. *That* is how you get into commercial law - not via a commercial law degree.

(PS got my trainee solicitor boyfriend to read this post - he concurs with the above)

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