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Hello,
If you have any questions about Lancaster do let me know!
Hopefully I can help you to make your decision.
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When it comes to reputation, it'd have to be Lancaster or Southampton. Sheffield is also a good university but perhaps not as reputable as the prior two.

Have you had a look at the courses, locations, accomodation and campuses?

Are you wanting to do straight Law or combining it with something else?
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Is Kent a 'bad' choice? I prefer the location honestly, and it's near to where I live. Also, straight law.

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When it comes to reputation, it'd have to be Lancaster or Southampton. Sheffield is also a good university but perhaps not as reputable as the prior two.

Have you had a look at the courses, locations, accomodation and campuses?

Are you wanting to do straight Law or combining it with something else?
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Is Kent a 'bad' choice? I prefer the location honestly, and it's near to where I live. Also, straight law.
Not a bad choice by any means. Kent is a great university. The other three just edge over it slightly in terms of prestige but even then it's pretty miniscule. :rambo:

Go with whichever you like the most. They're all excellent universities and you'll definitely succeed wherever you go.
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Is Kent a 'bad' choice? I prefer the location honestly, and it's near to where I live. Also, straight law.
Kent has a good Law school, if the location suits you then it's a good choice
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Not a bad choice by any means. Kent is a great university. The other three just edge over it slightly in terms of prestige but even then it's pretty miniscule. :rambo:

Go with whichever you like the most. They're all excellent universities and you'll definitely succeed wherever you go.
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Kent has a good Law school, if the location suits you then it's a good choice
Are you sure? I really do just prefer Kent, I don't want to be at any 'disadvantage' though. I know it's not 'great' for other subjects, but the law department looks quite good to me!
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Are you sure? I really do just prefer Kent, I don't want to be at any 'disadvantage' though. I know it's not 'great' for other subjects, but the law department looks quite good to me!
Kent Law school does have a good reputation yes, and it's important to go where you feel comfortable.

Going to Kent will not disadvantage you when it comes to applying to Law firms, but Law is the sort of career where many firms will still look at your A level grades so that is important to know.

Are you thinking of applying through Clearing or for 2020?

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Kent Law school does have a good reputation yes, and it's important to go where you feel comfortable.

Going to Kent will not disadvantage you when it comes to applying to Law firms, but Law is the sort of career where many firms will still look at your A level grades so that is important to know.

Are you thinking of applying through Clearing or for 2020?

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I was always hoping to become a barrister tbh, I had terrible circumstances during A-Levels (and I mean terrible). What A-Level requirements are there? Is it worth retaking or anything?

I have the offers, got them today. I was quite lucky, a few of the unis including Kent aren't actually in clearing, I selected Kent and had to do a couple extra steps because they didn't have law on it officially.
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Kent Law school does have a good reputation yes, and it's important to go where you feel comfortable.

Going to Kent will not disadvantage you when it comes to applying to Law firms, but Law is the sort of career where many firms will still look at your A level grades so that is important to know.

Are you thinking of applying through Clearing or for 2020?

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Not a bad choice by any means. Kent is a great university. The other three just edge over it slightly in terms of prestige but even then it's pretty miniscule. :rambo:

Go with whichever you like the most. They're all excellent universities and you'll definitely succeed wherever you go.
Is it 'better' to do politics at QMUL + conversion course than law at kent? I'm quite worried, esp. cause of my A Levels.
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I was always hoping to become a barrister tbh, I had terrible circumstances during A-Levels (and I mean terrible). What A-Level requirements are there? Is it worth retaking or anything?

I have the offers, got them today. I was quite lucky, a few of the unis including Kent aren't actually in clearing, I selected Kent and had to do a couple extra steps because they didn't have law on it officially.
Lots of the big firms for solicitor training have A level requirements of around AAB - BBB, I don't know much about barrister training but apparently it's even more competitive :rolleyes:

If you have extenuating circumstances as to why things went badly during exams, some firms will be sympathetic to that but others just have strict cut off points. Do you mind saying what grades you have? (don't worry if you don't want to)
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Lots of the big firms for solicitor training have A level requirements of around AAB - BBB, I don't know much about barrister training but apparently it's even more competitive :rolleyes:

If you have extenuating circumstances as to why things went badly during exams, some firms will be sympathetic to that but others just have strict cut off points. Do you mind saying what grades you have? (don't worry if you don't want to)
My grades really aren’t great - A*BB. I’m worried about the competitiveness tbh, I’m fine with Kent law I think obviously there’ll always be ‘better’ universities but my grades would be a problem.
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Is it 'better' to do politics at QMUL + conversion course than law at kent? I'm quite worried, esp. cause of my A Levels.
I don't think so. Kent is an excellent university! :rambo:
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I don't think so. Kent is an excellent university! :rambo:
Thank you for your help! Now my worry is about my a level grades! I hope as Harrybar said they’ll be somewhat sympathetic because of the circumstances, but realistically how lenient would they be? That’s rhetorical, I don’t expect an answer😂
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Is it 'better' to do politics at QMUL + conversion course than law at kent? I'm quite worried, esp. cause of my A Levels.
QMUL is known to be crap for anything but law and med, so doing a C-rate course there won't make any difference.

I personally don't rate Kent law that much. It's pretty irrelevant, but it's around the same tier as the other two and ultimately your own character determines whether or not you succeed in law.
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My grades really aren’t great - A*BB. I’m worried about the competitiveness tbh, I’m fine with Kent law I think obviously there’ll always be ‘better’ universities but my grades would be a problem.
They're not bad! I thought you were going to say worse than that, you should be proud of achieving A*BB if you had bad stuff going on at the time. You should hold your head up high, stop doubting yourself and get onto a Law degree at whichever uni appeals to you the most. Your grades will not prevent you getting a training contract, especially if you can get a good class of degree and extracurriculars. It may be harder to become a barrister, I can't really comment on that.
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QMUL is known to be crap for anything but law and med, so doing a C-rate course there won't make any difference.

I personally don't rate Kent law that much. It's pretty irrelevant, but it's around the same tier as the other two and ultimately your own character determines whether or not you succeed in law.
Does that mean you think it’s sh*t or just you don’t care much about it? I’m honestly worried about the combo of my a level grades and Kent cause I want to become a barrister.


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They're not bad! I thought you were going to say worse than that, you should be proud of achieving A*BB if you had bad stuff going on at the time. You should hold your head up high, stop doubting yourself and get onto a Law degree at whichever uni appeals to you the most. Your grades will not prevent you getting a training contract, especially if you can get a good class of degree and extracurriculars. It may be harder to become a barrister, I can't really comment on that.
Ah, thank you. They’re just not what I was expecting or needed. What kinds of extracurriculars do you mean?

does anyone know much about becoming a barrister?
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Ah, thank you. They’re just not what I was expecting or needed. What kinds of extracurriculars do you mean?

does anyone know much about becoming a barrister?
Joining and playing an active role in law related events run by the Law society at each uni.....they will all have them

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/barrister

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/solicitor
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Joining and playing an active role in law related events run by the Law society at each uni.....they will all have them

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/barrister

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/solicitor
Hi,I'm also a student who wants to do law at uni. I'm around 8-9 marks off an A in english lit but the mark breakdown suggests that there is something wrong with how I have been graded in all 3 of my papers based on how I felt I did. However, through giving all 3 of my papers off for a remark I'm worried that my grade might drop from a secure B to a C( I am 16/17 marks into a B)
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Hi,I'm also a student who wants to do law at uni. I'm around 8-9 marks off an A in english lit but the mark breakdown suggests that there is something wrong with how I have been graded in all 3 of my papers based on how I felt I did. However, through giving all 3 of my papers off for a remark I'm worried that my grade might drop from a secure B to a C( I am 16/17 marks into a B)
You would be very unlucky to go down as much as 16/17 marks. Did your school suggest that you got the remarks?
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