Chances to find a job after graduating from Bristol University Watch

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"Data from 10 students"
https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/subje...eturnTo/Search

Warwick have around 10 LLB courses https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/subje...eturnTo/Search seems to be where the bulk of the students sit (5% 1st, 79% 2i)
ah...! So all the unis are about the same - which is what we'd expect.
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(Original post by SlowlorisIncognito)

I still think that for the OP, the biggest barrier to getting a job will be visa restrictions/issues rather than degree grade or where he goes to university.
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Are you aware of the visa issues in attempting to get a job in the UK?
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I'm aware about the changes but that £20.8k floor is still pretty generous and a lot of grad jobs in London for instance will pay considerably more than that.
There is something that needs to be picked up generally with advice regarding Tier 2 visas.

Since 2011 there has been an annual cap of 20,700 tier 2 visas a year with monthly caps of 1650. Until last year, that was a dead letter. The UK never got anywhere near these figures. Therefore if you met the criteria, and trainee solicitors generally would, you were in.

Between June and August last year the cap was hit every month. Since September (and in October the points table was changed) the cap has not been hit, but it is likely to be hit again this summer. Generally the cap favours higher paid positions.

For employers like law firms, the problem is this. They normally recruit two years in advance but tier 2 visas have to be taken up within 3 months. That means that for people needing visas, law firms will have to make job offers without knowing whether visas will be issued. Shortage occupations are passported to the front of the queue. For some years the shortage occupation list has been narrowing but it is now expanding. For trainees, law firms are likely to be caught in a visa squeeze between shortage occupations and highly paid experienced positions.

There has also been mention of the Resident Labour Market Test ie establishing that the job can't be filled from within the UK or EU. That doesn't really apply to graduates of UK public universities finishing their degrees. They are exempt, though they do get some priority when the cap is exceeded.

Effectively until last summer, any law firm who could be bothered to take a foreign law graduate of a UK university as a trainee would be able to do so. That isn't necessarily so from now on and law firms will be reconsidering their attitudes to foreign trainees.
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Hello everyone. Sorry that I have been missing for a few days.
Thank you for all your help and I really appreciate it

I think I should point out that the main issue I have now is still which university I should enter if my main priority is to get a job in the legal field after graduating.

I am aware that the university's name itself cannot guarantee me a job but I feel that if I pick the right university, I will have better chance to expose myself to more work experience (maybe more chance for probono work when studying), getting myself involved in suitable extra curricular, etc. Hence, helping me to prepare myself to find a job after graduating. Apart from that, I do agree that getting good grades is important too.

I know that getting a Tier 2 Visa is also really difficult, but I still hope to try my best to get it.

However, I'm quite confused about the "1.2 vs 2.1" issue that was raised... Can someone help me with that too?
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I think I should point out that the main issue I have now is still which university I should enter if my main priority is to get a job in the legal field after graduating.
SlowlorisIncognito pretty much answered this for you already
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Hello everyone. Sorry that I have been missing for a few days.
Thank you for all your help and I really appreciate it

I think I should point out that the main issue I have now is still which university I should enter if my main priority is to get a job in the legal field after graduating.

I am aware that the university's name itself cannot guarantee me a job but I feel that if I pick the right university, I will have better chance to expose myself to more work experience (maybe more chance for probono work when studying), getting myself involved in suitable extra curricular, etc. Hence, helping me to prepare myself to find a job after graduating. Apart from that, I do agree that getting good grades is important too.

I know that getting a Tier 2 Visa is also really difficult, but I still hope to try my best to get it.

However, I'm quite confused about the "1.2 vs 2.1" issue that was raised... Can someone help me with that too?
Hi,

I saw this thread recently and thought some of it might be relevant to you OP. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3895335

As I understand it, and I'm not that up to date with Law ECs, you'll want to look for somewhere with a good, active law society with links to firms you might want to work for in the future (different universities can have different links with different firms). Obviously, for you, one with good links to firms with a track record of employing international candidates would be ideal- in your case this may be more important than the "name" when it comes to Bristol vs Nottingham.

I think there's not much to chose between the two, and both are the sort of unis who will give you the edge over somewhere ranked outside the top 20.
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