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    Hello everyone,

    Last Summer I graduated with a good degree in History from Sheffield and I am now doing the notorious law conversion course.

    Many of my classmates went to the very best institutions in the country, ie UCL, King's, Oxbridge etc, and so I have become anxious about my own prospects knowing that I will be competing with these people for jobs.

    Will a degree from Sheffield be given consideration against one from (for example) Bristol or St. Andrews?

    How important is university prestige when applying for City graduate schemes and law training contracts?

    I must add, I performed very well at A-Level and turned down an offer from Warwick in favour of going to Sheffield - have a shot myself in the foot?

    As you can see I have been thinking deeply about this issue and it would be great to finally put my concerns to bed. Also, if I am fabricating problems out of nothing, please feel free to tell me to shut up and stop worrying (I have a tendency to worry about stupid things!)
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    Hello everyone,

    Last Summer I graduated with a good degree in History from Sheffield and I am now doing the notorious law conversion course.

    Many of my classmates went to the very best institutions in the country, ie UCL, King's, Oxbridge etc, and so I have become anxious about my own prospects knowing that I will be competing with these people for jobs.

    Will a degree from Sheffield be given consideration against one from (for example) Bristol or St. Andrews?

    How important is university prestige when applying for City graduate schemes and law training contracts?

    I must add, I performed very well at A-Level and turned down an offer from Warwick in favour of going to Sheffield - have a shot myself in the foot?

    As you can see I have been thinking deeply about this issue and it would be great to finally put my concerns to bed. Also, if I am fabricating problems out of nothing, please feel free to tell me to shut up and stop worrying (I have a tendency to worry about stupid things!)
    It's important if you're looking solely at the universe of careers where it can play a significant role (e.g. corporate law, front office banking, consulting etc) but.. it's not the be all and end all.

    I would say outside of the minute roles available (which probably represent no more than 2-5% of all graduate level jobs) in the aforementioned industries, it means sod all. Even within those industries, Sheffield is a solid contender - case in point, I know graduates from the university who end up in high profile gigs year after year.

    And honestly, if you have good a levels and a decent degree + solid intangibles by way of your CV, I don't see how you wouldn't get interviews at the various city law firms out there. It's not like law firms don't regularly visit the university and have no ties to it whatsoever.. We're talking about a pretty solid RG uni all-in-all.

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