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Salford or University of law Manchester?
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Hey @Abhiimane,

Choosing the right university is a big deal because there's a lot to consider!
First off, take a look at the courses offered. Each university has its own approach to the 'Law' Degree. At the University of Salford, for example, we offer three types of Law degrees: LLB (Hons) Law, LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology, and BSc (Hons) Business Management with Law. Check out the course pages I've linked here to see what modules and content are taught each year. This will give you a better idea of what to expect from the degree.

Next, consider the campuses. At Salford, our on-site campus has everything you need in one place, right near Manchester City. Personally, the campus and its location were major factors in why I chose Salford. Attending open days at both universities you're interested in can help you get a feel for the environment and lifestyle.

Ultimately, it's about finding the best fit for you. After all, it's three years of your education, so it's important to make the right choice.

Thanks,
Katie :grin:
(Offical Salford Rep)
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Original post by Abhiimane
Salford or University of law Manchester?
do NOT chose ULaw !!!
Reply 3
Original post by caprisun2323
do NOT chose ULaw !!!
Reasons plz!!
Original post by Abhiimane
Reasons plz!!
Every campus is small, all consisting of ONE building, with most teaching being done in small classrooms and usually one or two lecture halls used once a week. There is not many facilities at all and the uni is also very disorganised with teaching, for instance a lot of the content I learn is actually irrelevant to the subject I picked. In my experience the ways that exams are conducted are terrible, as they just don't seem structured. Most of the teachers don't even actually know what they're teaching about, and when you ask them questions they can't even answer properly. I don't know if you are aware (because I wasn't) but it's a private university, which is why you constantly see ads on them, and from personal experience the 'support' is absolutely terrible, from mental health to medical concerns if you were to have any. They only care about the money as it's a For-Profit university. There are so many occasions where I consider dropping out because of the poor teaching.

As I mentioned earlier the campus is small, so there are barely any career opportunities, and sometimes it's hard to even find a place to study as most spaces in the library are taken up throughout the day and the only other place to study is the Cafe where MANY student union events take place, so you can't even concentrate, this place is also small. You are better off going to a State university with MUCH better facilities for studying, careers experience and even social experience, as your degree would actually be useful rather than just a piece of paper. The way timetables are structured are also quite bad in my opinion, all 'workshops' which you have many times a week are all 2 hours long, and usually all in the same small room, making you fall out of interest or get bored. They also don't provide accommodation halls to live in, so you have to go private like I did, and I have to walk 25 minutes to uni everyday, compared to other students who could just walk down the street straight to a lecture. Since the campus is small, people just tend to come and go just for lessons, making it hard to socialise too.

Maybe this whole view is just my own bad experience, and I don't want to bash the uni but I have just had such a terrible experience and that uni needs to change, as there are also other people I know who go to this uni and also have the same experience. I am transferring to a different university next year as I could not possibly continue another useless year at ULaw, it was my mistake of coming here in the first place as it was the first thing I saw on clearing. I completely regret that and I don't want to see other people making the same mistake, which is why I had to write all of this. I think this university is great for postgrads, but terrible for undergraduates, as it gives literally no university experience. So if I were you I would choose University of Salford, but the choice is completely up to you and your preferences for your study, like Katie mentioned I would suggest going to both open days and see which one you'd prefer.

But anyways, Good Luck!! :smile:
Original post by Anonymous #1
Every campus is small, all consisting of ONE building, with most teaching being done in small classrooms and usually one or two lecture halls used once a week. There is not many facilities at all and the uni is also very disorganised with teaching, for instance a lot of the content I learn is actually irrelevant to the subject I picked. In my experience the ways that exams are conducted are terrible, as they just don't seem structured. Most of the teachers don't even actually know what they're teaching about, and when you ask them questions they can't even answer properly. I don't know if you are aware (because I wasn't) but it's a private university, which is why you constantly see ads on them, and from personal experience the 'support' is absolutely terrible, from mental health to medical concerns if you were to have any. They only care about the money as it's a For-Profit university. There are so many occasions where I consider dropping out because of the poor teaching.
As I mentioned earlier the campus is small, so there are barely any career opportunities, and sometimes it's hard to even find a place to study as most spaces in the library are taken up throughout the day and the only other place to study is the Cafe where MANY student union events take place, so you can't even concentrate, this place is also small. You are better off going to a State university with MUCH better facilities for studying, careers experience and even social experience, as your degree would actually be useful rather than just a piece of paper. The way timetables are structured are also quite bad in my opinion, all 'workshops' which you have many times a week are all 2 hours long, and usually all in the same small room, making you fall out of interest or get bored. They also don't provide accommodation halls to live in, so you have to go private like I did, and I have to walk 25 minutes to uni everyday, compared to other students who could just walk down the street straight to a lecture. Since the campus is small, people just tend to come and go just for lessons, making it hard to socialise too.
Maybe this whole view is just my own bad experience, and I don't want to bash the uni but I have just had such a terrible experience and that uni needs to change, as there are also other people I know who go to this uni and also have the same experience. I am transferring to a different university next year as I could not possibly continue another useless year at ULaw, it was my mistake of coming here in the first place as it was the first thing I saw on clearing. I completely regret that and I don't want to see other people making the same mistake, which is why I had to write all of this. I think this university is great for postgrads, but terrible for undergraduates, as it gives literally no university experience. So if I were you I would choose University of Salford, but the choice is completely up to you and your preferences for your study, like Katie mentioned I would suggest going to both open days and see which one you'd prefer.
But anyways, Good Luck!! :smile:
Thnx buddy it helped me alot
Original post by University of Salford
Hey @Abhiimane,
Choosing the right university is a big deal because there's a lot to consider!
First off, take a look at the courses offered. Each university has its own approach to the 'Law' Degree. At the University of Salford, for example, we offer three types of Law degrees: LLB (Hons) Law, LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology, and BSc (Hons) Business Management with Law. Check out the course pages I've linked here to see what modules and content are taught each year. This will give you a better idea of what to expect from the degree.
Next, consider the campuses. At Salford, our on-site campus has everything you need in one place, right near Manchester City. Personally, the campus and its location were major factors in why I chose Salford. Attending open days at both universities you're interested in can help you get a feel for the environment and lifestyle.
Ultimately, it's about finding the best fit for you. After all, it's three years of your education, so it's important to make the right choice.
Thanks,
Katie :grin:
(Offical Salford Rep)
In how many days I will get unconditional offer from salford
Original post by Anonymous #2
In how many days I will get unconditional offer from salford
Hey,

The offers you receive from the University of Salford will vary depending on your application to your chosen degree and how quickly the admissions team can process all the applications.

If you're eager to get the latest update on your application, I suggest reaching out to our enquiries team. You can contact them via email at [email protected] or give them a call at T: +44(0) 161 295 4545. They'll be able to provide you with the most up-to-date information regarding your application status.

Thanks,
Katie
(Offical Salford Rep)

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