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University Choices for LLB law

hi all, I have sent in my application for LLB - law starting 2024 for these universities but i want to go to the university where it is most noticed by Law firms esp because i do applied law and not A level i am on track for Merit but i'm trying to get a D. ive applied to:
- royal holloway (foundation yr)
- university of surrey
- Reading University
- Brunel University
- City, university of london
Original post by StudentNK_
hi all, I have sent in my application for LLB - law starting 2024 for these universities but i want to go to the university where it is most noticed by Law firms esp because i do applied law and not A level i am on track for Merit but i'm trying to get a D. ive applied to:
- royal holloway (foundation yr)
- university of surrey
- Reading University
- Brunel University
- City, university of london

The choice of university here matters much less than getting a good degree classification and developing skills such as teamwork, communication, leadership etc., even for law. You should choose your university based on where you want to go, and not solely because you think law firms will 'notice' the university you went to.
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Hi there, thank you for your reply, although I still do believe that firms are a little prejudiced on where applicants went to for university, you do have a valid point for me to consider in terms of other aspects of choosing a university. Based on your knowledge, and or opinion which uni of my choices would you consider mostly?
Original post by StudentNK_
Hi there, thank you for your reply, although I still do believe that firms are a little prejudiced on where applicants went to for university, you do have a valid point for me to consider in terms of other aspects of choosing a university. Based on your knowledge, and or opinion which uni of my choices would you consider mostly?
I think the only consideration would be Russell Group vs non-RG. Since none of yours are Russell Group I wouldn't worry about it.
Original post by StudentNK_
hi all, I have sent in my application for LLB - law starting 2024 for these universities but i want to go to the university where it is most noticed by Law firms esp because i do applied law and not A level i am on track for Merit but i'm trying to get a D. ive applied to:
- royal holloway (foundation yr)
- university of surrey
- Reading University
- Brunel University
- City, university of london

Hi @StudentNK_
I'm glad to hear that you've applied to study Law at Surrey! It's not an easy decision to choose your first-choice university, and I admire your desire to be recognised by law firms for your career.

At Surrey, we are ranked 12th by the Guardian in the UK for the number of graduates in high-skilled jobs. We have an award-winning Employability and Careers department that can support you in the best possible way. As each law firm has its criteria for selecting candidates, it is crucial to prepare for the assessment process. Our career planning team can help you with one-on-one sessions on CVs, cover letters, mock interviews, and much more to help you be fully prepared. You can find out more about the resources we offer here. Also, throughout the year, we partner with employers to offer mentorship programs, networking events, and talks. All these activities can boost your employability as well!

I would suggest considering whether other universities offer a placement year. We offer all undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake an industrial placement year, designed to boost their employability skills and work experience. We have over 2300 partnered employers on our dedicated careers platform, SurreyPathfinder, so there will always be something for you! Find out more about placements here.

You can even access this support up to 3 years after graduation!

I would also consider whether it is possible to tailor your degree to specialise in certain areas of law. At Surrey, we offer a large selection of modules for you to choose from- find out more here. I highly recommend reviewing the course structure to understand what you will be taught. You can also find out what our law students say here. Here's an Instagram clip with one of our current students.

We have several upcoming open days, and we'd love to see you there! I highly recommend attending our upcoming open days on June 22nd, September 7th, October 6th, or November 2nd to explore our campus. Register your interest in open days here. If you have any questions about open days, please email [email protected]. Here's a short YouTube clip on what to expect on the day.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions! If you want to chat with some of our students, please feel free to do so here.

All the best,
Daniel
BSc Accounting and Finance
University of Surrey
Original post by StudentNK_
hi all, I have sent in my application for LLB - law starting 2024 for these universities but i want to go to the university where it is most noticed by Law firms esp because i do applied law and not A level i am on track for Merit but i'm trying to get a D. ive applied to:
- royal holloway (foundation yr)
- university of surrey
- Reading University
- Brunel University
- City, university of london

Hi there,

We're delighted that you're considering studying Law at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Our Department of Law and Criminology has a reputation for high quality research and teaching. Our Integrated Foundation Year for LLB Law is a thorough, skills-building course that will give you everything you need to start your studies with confidence.

Our Foundation Year sets you up so that you’re ready to take on a study of Law - providing you with opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of how to get started this fascinating subject at university. You can find out more about our course here: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/undergraduate/law-and-criminology/llb-law-with-integrated-foundation-year/.

In terms of facilities, our campus is one of the most beautiful in the world with numerous teaching and study spaces, bars and cafés, high-quality accommodation, and sports facilities. Visit our campus and get a real feel for student life at one of our Open Days, our next one is taking place on 8th June! You can find out more information on this page: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/student-life/visit-royal-holloway/open-days/.

Get answers to the questions that matter to you by chatting with our students and staff! You can chat to a current Law student to find out what life is really like at Royal Holloway: www.royalholloway.ac.uk/chat and sign up for more information about us here: https://royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/sign-up-for-more-information/
I hope you find the above useful!

Best wishes,

Royal Holloway, University of London Rep
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Original post by StudentNK_
hi all, I have sent in my application for LLB - law starting 2024 for these universities but i want to go to the university where it is most noticed by Law firms esp because i do applied law and not A level i am on track for Merit but i'm trying to get a D. ive applied to:
- royal holloway (foundation yr)
- university of surrey
- Reading University
- Brunel University
- City, university of london

Hi there,

It is great to hear that you have applied for LLB programmes starting in 2024! It is crucial to ensure that you choose the right university for your course so I hope this gives you an insight into LLB here at Reading 🙂

At The University of Reading, our LLB has a strong reputation for its legal education, you will benefit from the expertise and practice of well established legal scholars whilst studying. In the National Student Survey 2023, 90% of our students said that teaching staff were good or very good at explaining things (90% of respondents studying in the School of Law), which can be found here!

At Reading, we have a very good careers service which can help support you along your academic journey. Our careers team help to equip students with the practical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in your industry which can enhance your employability and help connect you with potential employers. You can visit our careers website here to find out a bit more about what services are available here at Reading!

Another great aspect of the LLB here at Reading, is that you can shape your degree to suit your interests which is very helpful if you know exactly where you want to take your degree after graduating. You can select specialist optional modules depending on your interests, even including modules such as languages, politics and business options. More information on this can be found on our website here! This is a great way to tailor your degree to what interests you and help support career paths you may want to take after your time studying at Reading.

If you would like to chat to one of our student ambassadors who study LLB Law you can do so here by selecting your chosen area of study, then you will be matched up with an ambassador who can answer any questions you may have about your chosen area of study.

If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out! Good luck with your studies 🙂

All the best,
Millie 🙂
BSc International Development
Original post by StudentNK_
hi all, I have sent in my application for LLB - law starting 2024 for these universities but i want to go to the university where it is most noticed by Law firms esp because i do applied law and not A level i am on track for Merit but i'm trying to get a D. ive applied to:
- royal holloway (foundation yr)
- university of surrey
- Reading University
- Brunel University
- City, university of london
Hi @StudentNK_,
We're thrilled to learn that Brunel is one of your considerations for pursuing Law, and we hope you choose to join us!
At Brunel Law School, your journey towards a fulfilling legal career begins with unparalleled support and resources. You'll benefit from our extensive industry connections, abundant work experience opportunities, and a dedicated team of professionals at our Professional Development Centre (PDC). Our PDC team is renowned for its excellence, offering tailored support to enhance your CV, provide valuable career opportunities, and guide you every step of the way as you embark on your legal career.
Ranked 2nd in London and 18th in the UK for law graduates and further study (LEO 2023), Brunel Law School offers an exceptional environment for aspiring legal professionals. Our upcoming on-campus Open Day on Saturday, 29 June 2024, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, provides a perfect opportunity for you to explore our campus, meet our faculty and staff, and discover the myriad opportunities awaiting you.
We can't wait to welcome you to Brunel Law School and support you on your journey towards success in the legal field!

Regards,

Amberin (Official Brunel Student Rep)
Original post by StudentNK_
Hi there, thank you for your reply, although I still do believe that firms are a little prejudiced on where applicants went to for university, you do have a valid point for me to consider in terms of other aspects of choosing a university. Based on your knowledge, and or opinion which uni of my choices would you consider mostly?


There is no such prejudice. Law firm pick the best candidates - the university they went to is irrelevant.

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