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Hi,

I am an aspiring barrister and I applied to study the GDL at BPP. I am currently shortlisted for a full-fee scholarship.

After hearing a lot of negative reviews of BPP however, I am unsure whether it is the right university for me to attend, if I want to get the best grades possible.

I have also heard how a lot of aspiring barristers do attend City Law School.

Should I lose my place and my deposit at BPP and apply to City (in the next round)? Many thanks for any help with this!
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(Original post by legalz)
Hi,

I am an aspiring barrister and I applied to study the GDL at BPP. I am currently shortlisted for a full-fee scholarship.

After hearing a lot of negative reviews of BPP however, I am unsure whether it is the right university for me to attend, if I want to get the best grades possible.

I have also heard how a lot of aspiring barristers do attend City Law School.

Should I lose my place and my deposit at BPP and apply to City (in the next round)? Many thanks for any help with this!
All things being equal, I would pick City over BPP although it doesn't really matter much where you do the GDL. However, if you get the full fee scholarship I would take that - BPP has negative reviews I know but it's only a one year course and the qualification is worth the same at the end of the year.
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What a coincidence - I just read a post on LinkedIn written by someone who wished they hadn't gone to BPP. I wish I remembered who posted it, I would have linked it!

A big thing that they said was that the timetabling was always messy, whereas City is supposedly better at spacing classes out!
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I cannot talk for the GDL, but having just finished my LPC at BPP in Manchester, I can say that the teaching that I received was excellent and I have no regrets about having chosen to go there.
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All things being equal, I would pick City over BPP although it doesn't really matter much where you do the GDL. However, if you get the full fee scholarship I would take that - BPP has negative reviews I know but it's only a one year course and the qualification is worth the same at the end of the year.
That's true, I guess I am worried that my grades may be negatively affected at BPP. Thank you! This is helpful
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What a coincidence - I just read a post on LinkedIn written by someone who wished they hadn't gone to BPP. I wish I remembered who posted it, I would have linked it!

A big thing that they said was that the timetabling was always messy, whereas City is supposedly better at spacing classes out!
Yeah I've seen a fair few of those posts, which has worried me! I had no idea about the timetabling, thanks so much for that!
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I cannot talk for the GDL, but having just finished my LPC at BPP in Manchester, I can say that the teaching that I received was excellent and I have no regrets about having chosen to go there.
I'm so glad that you had a good experience, thanks for sharing that
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