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Anyone help I’m at Birmingham city university studying law llb, it is a decent uni but I have the chance to transfer to keele university into second year study of law llb the only con would be moving away from home should I do it ? I was thinking of doing my degree at bcu and then my masters at a more prestigious uni any advice
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Anyone help I’m at Birmingham city university studying law llb, it is a decent uni but I have the chance to transfer to keele university into second year study of law llb the only con would be moving away from home should I do it ? I was thinking of doing my degree at bcu and then my masters at a more prestigious uni any advice
Try asking to find out their probably bit biased view of the uni. It would be an upgrade.
https://www.keele.ac.uk/law/newsande...elelawsociety/


You just need to do a pros and cons of moving.
Most law students dont do an academic LLM, may or may not make sense.
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Anyone help I’m at Birmingham city university studying law llb, it is a decent uni but I have the chance to transfer to keele university into second year study of law llb the only con would be moving away from home should I do it ? I was thinking of doing my degree at bcu and then my masters at a more prestigious uni any advice
Hi there! I currently study at Keele University. I was just wondering if there’s anything specific you’d like to know about Keele that would help make your decision?
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Anyone help I’m at Birmingham city university studying law llb, it is a decent uni but I have the chance to transfer to keele university into second year study of law llb the only con would be moving away from home should I do it ? I was thinking of doing my degree at bcu and then my masters at a more prestigious uni any advice
You might as well transfer to somewhere decent if you can
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The pros of staying at Birmingham city uni is its close to home so I don’t need accommodation and my friends attend also. But keele is an overall better uni for law is this a big thing ... I’m worried staying at bcu and getting a degree won’t be as valued
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Hi there! I currently study at Keele University. I was just wondering if there’s anything specific you’d like to know about Keele that would help make your decision?
Hi, yes what do you think of the university? Are you studying law ?
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You might as well transfer to somewhere decent if you can
That’s what I was thinking it is a far better uni for law especially in a better position on the league tables. But my biggest con is moving away from home and moving into second year will make it harder to fit in
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That’s what I was thinking it is a far better uni for law especially in a better position on the league tables. But my biggest con is moving away from home and moving into second year will make it harder to fit in
The point flew over your head

The point I was making is that it isn't decent enough for it to be worth you moving away
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The point flew over your head

The point I was making is that it isn't decent enough for it to be worth you moving away
I see but I keele is 36th in uni rankings for law from bcu that is a big jump don’t you think 🤷*♀️
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I see but I keele is 36th in uni rankings for law from bcu that is a big jump don’t you think 🤷*♀️
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Rather a disparaging remark, particularly when one bears in mind that Keele is the alma mater of Michael Mansfield!

That said, the OP would be well advised to stay put. Changing universities mid course can be a messy business and there would be no appreciable benefit in terms of career prospects, unless the transfer was to one of a handful of very highly esteemed Law Schools. If the OP is happy with the course, is able to live at home and has friends attending the same university then there would be little point in moving.
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Rather a disparaging remark, particularly when one bears in mind that Keele is the alma mater of Michael Mansfield!
Why does this mean absolutely anything

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Rather a disparaging remark, particularly when one bears in mind that Keele is the alma mater of Michael Mansfield!

That said, the OP would be well advised to stay put. Changing universities mid course can be a messy business and there would be no appreciable benefit in terms of career prospects, unless the transfer was to one of a handful of very highly esteemed Law Schools. If the OP is happy with the course, is able to live at home and has friends attending the same university then there would be little point in moving.
Thank you for your feedback if staying a low ranked uni for undergraduate will that affect my chances at getting into a top uni for my masters in law😕
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Thank you for your feedback if staying a low ranked uni for undergraduate will that affect my chances at getting into a top uni for my masters in law😕
Not at all. I know of three people who attended a supposedly 'low ranked' university for their LLB. Two are currently on LLM courses at Russell Group universities. The third completed his LLM at University College London before moving on to a PhD elsewhere: he is now a university lecturer.

Master's degrees in Law are best suited to those who wish to pursue an academic career or who are looking to specialise. For those wanting to become a solicitor via the new SQE route a good first degree from any reputable university should suffice. I imagine that staying at home will save you money, which could be put towards your postgraduate study - and it's always good to have your friends and family around for support.

Good lawyers can emerge from any university (that's why I mentioned Michael Mansfield). By all accounts Keele has many fine qualities but, if you are satisfied with Birmingham City, my advice would be stick with it, aim for a 2:1 and keep your future options open.
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Hi, yes what do you think of the university? Are you studying law ?
I personally wouldn’t want to be studying anywhere else! I don’t study law no, I study adult nursing in my second year. However, I did a foundation year on campus and lived with 3 students who were doing Law and they all absolutely loved it! Keele has its own Law library as well which students find extremely useful!

Since 2016 and being at university, I have been blessed enough to become a mother. I fell pregnant during my studies and Keele were nothing but helpful, understanding and supportive with my situation! You definitely wouldn’t feel alone or as if you’re ‘just a number’ at Keele.
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I personally wouldn’t want to be studying anywhere else! I don’t study law no, I study adult nursing in my second year. However, I did a foundation year on campus and lived with 3 students who were doing Law and they all absolutely loved it! Keele has its own Law library as well which students find extremely useful!

Since 2016 and being at university, I have been blessed enough to become a mother. I fell pregnant during my studies and Keele were nothing but helpful, understanding and supportive with my situation! You definitely wouldn’t feel alone or as if you’re ‘just a number’ at Keele.
Thank you for the reply I define you get a friendly feeling from keele as I’ve visited the campus 👍 I’m going to give it a good think
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Thank you for the reply I define you get a friendly feeling from keele as I’ve visited the campus 👍 I’m going to give it a good think
I’m glad you’ve visisted the campus! If you have any more questions then please don’t hesitate to ask!
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What do you hope to do after your masters?
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