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Llb law leeds v sheffield uni

Having a dilemma right now…, received offers from both Leeds and Sheffield uni. But unsure which to choose… For Leeds, the module options are quite flexible just that Leeds doesn’t provide that much of Pro bono and volunteering activities. For Sheffield, I think it emphasis more on Criminal Law so the full 3 years there are compulsory criminology and criminal justice module etc (which is a subject that I’m not really good in… ) but otherwise they provide lots of pro bono activities which I’m really interested into. So what’s ur opinion?
Original post by mistyhx
Having a dilemma right now…, received offers from both Leeds and Sheffield uni. But unsure which to choose… For Leeds, the module options are quite flexible just that Leeds doesn’t provide that much of Pro bono and volunteering activities. For Sheffield, I think it emphasis more on Criminal Law so the full 3 years there are compulsory criminology and criminal justice module etc (which is a subject that I’m not really good in… ) but otherwise they provide lots of pro bono activities which I’m really interested into. So what’s ur opinion?

your gonna be there for 3 years so I suggest leeds you want to study something that interests you and if the modules at leeds are better then go there you don't want to be depressed studying modules you don't like for 3 years
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Original post by augnelanto
your gonna be there for 3 years so I suggest leeds you want to study something that interests you and if the modules at leeds are better then go there you don't want to be depressed studying modules you don't like for 3 years

hey, thanks for the advice !
Original post by mistyhx
Having a dilemma right now…, received offers from both Leeds and Sheffield uni. But unsure which to choose… For Leeds, the module options are quite flexible just that Leeds doesn’t provide that much of Pro bono and volunteering activities. For Sheffield, I think it emphasis more on Criminal Law so the full 3 years there are compulsory criminology and criminal justice module etc (which is a subject that I’m not really good in… ) but otherwise they provide lots of pro bono activities which I’m really interested into. So what’s ur opinion?
I'd say Leeds too. What would be your intention with joining lots of pro bono activities anyway? If it's genuinely to help, I'm sure you'll be able to do something at Leeds anyway. If it's career-focused, Leeds tends to have a slightly better reputation for Law than Sheffield so I don't think you'd be disadvantaged by not doing pro-bono work. Reputation isn't the be all and end all though, but it seems like Leeds' course also aligns more with your interest. It's also a great student city
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Original post by poppy2022
I'd say Leeds too. What would be your intention with joining lots of pro bono activities anyway? If it's genuinely to help, I'm sure you'll be able to do something at Leeds anyway. If it's career-focused, Leeds tends to have a slightly better reputation for Law than Sheffield so I don't think you'd be disadvantaged by not doing pro-bono work. Reputation isn't the be all and end all though, but it seems like Leeds' course also aligns more with your interest. It's also a great student city

Thanks! Your advice do help a lot
Original post by mistyhx
Having a dilemma right now…, received offers from both Leeds and Sheffield uni. But unsure which to choose… For Leeds, the module options are quite flexible just that Leeds doesn’t provide that much of Pro bono and volunteering activities. For Sheffield, I think it emphasis more on Criminal Law so the full 3 years there are compulsory criminology and criminal justice module etc (which is a subject that I’m not really good in… ) but otherwise they provide lots of pro bono activities which I’m really interested into. So what’s ur opinion?

i just firmed leeds for law yesterday! they don't have a law clinic like some other unis but there's many pther opportunties to get involved in the more vocational law in leeds. there's many great law firms and chambers and you could always volunteer at court. especially since the modules interest you more, it'd be a shame to spend 2 years studying modules that don't interest you much.
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Original post by eliaaaaa
i just firmed leeds for law yesterday! they don't have a law clinic like some other unis but there's many pther opportunties to get involved in the more vocational law in leeds. there's many great law firms and chambers and you could always volunteer at court. especially since the modules interest you more, it'd be a shame to spend 2 years studying modules that don't interest you much.

hey that’s great! thanks for ur opinion, currently jus concerning about the fact that we have to do a compulsory long dissertation in final year, love the module in leeds but the assessment style make me still thinking bout itt
Original post by mistyhx
hey that’s great! thanks for ur opinion, currently jus concerning about the fact that we have to do a compulsory long dissertation in final year, love the module in leeds but the assessment style make me still thinking bout itt

Yesss the dissertation was stressing me too but I went to the offer holder day on Wednesday and was able to ask about it. The students said that you get a lot of support with the dissertation and get appointed and advisor which is really helpful. I also asked about exams and things like that and they said that it's module dependent but it's mainly coursework or essays (open book which you get a link to and have 48h to complete) or a mix. It settled my concerns because I was worried about that too.
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OMG! Thanks a lot for the info, I've been worrying about this but you ease my doubts! btw did they recommend any accommodation sort of stuff?
Original post by mistyhx
OMG! Thanks a lot for the info, I've been worrying about this but you ease my doubts! btw did they recommend any accommodation sort of stuff?

I also went to the accommodation talks and generally all of the accom seems good, so students just recommend the accomodation that they went to haha. One thing tho is that there will be some construction or building work going on in Central Village which should be considered. I personally applied to Carlton Hill but I don't think you can apply until after you firm it. Also its not on first come first served basis, instead they allocate you based on the info you provide. You just have to check the website and see what fits you!
Original post by mistyhx
Having a dilemma right now…, received offers from both Leeds and Sheffield uni. But unsure which to choose… For Leeds, the module options are quite flexible just that Leeds doesn’t provide that much of Pro bono and volunteering activities. For Sheffield, I think it emphasis more on Criminal Law so the full 3 years there are compulsory criminology and criminal justice module etc (which is a subject that I’m not really good in… ) but otherwise they provide lots of pro bono activities which I’m really interested into. So what’s ur opinion?

Hey. As a graduating LLB student from Uni of Leeds, I would advise you to choose the uni with a greater variery and flexibility of courses. Try to focus on what you are mostly intersted in studying.

I have found, already entrolled in the programme, that I absolutley hate the courses that are Law related. Hence, that law is simply not for me. (Sounds stupid, I know). But taking that in consideration, Leeds offered me the possibility and flexibility to take modules that are more related to social science and develop the skills and knowledge needed to be more employable for the NGO career pathway which I chose. At the same time, keeping the very high standard of critical writing within my assessments as these modules were still marked by the law school. From my experience, having module flexibility and variety is great as for you to discover yourself within those 3 years of study.

Regarding the pro bono work, I suppose you need it for the CV and for your experience. I can assure you that Leeds always updates their students through newsletters regarding pro bono activities and other opportunities for you to get some experience while enrolled. You can always stay updated with LInkdin and Indeed, as there are plenty of opportunities for Law Students to get internships within Leeds/volunteer for the City Council, etc.

It’s not that I am really advertising Leeds, I used to hate it at the beginning. Mainly because the nightlife of the students in the UK was a bit of a cultural shock for me, as an Internarional law student. But many other people truly loved Leeds from the beginning. Now, in my third year I absolutely adore the city, the libraries, the bars, the cheap and extremely tasty food in restaurants. I even adore the very vibrant nightlife here with bunch of peoples just living their best uni lives.

Anyway, good luck in choosing the uni and don’t be like me:smile:)) HAVE A LOT OF FUN IN THE FIRSR YEAR AND ENJOY EVERY SINGLE BIT OF FREEDOM that the first year offers.
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Original post by anna277
Hey. As a graduating LLB student from Uni of Leeds, I would advise you to choose the uni with a greater variery and flexibility of courses. Try to focus on what you are mostly intersted in studying.
I have found, already entrolled in the programme, that I absolutley hate the courses that are Law related. Hence, that law is simply not for me. (Sounds stupid, I know). But taking that in consideration, Leeds offered me the possibility and flexibility to take modules that are more related to social science and develop the skills and knowledge needed to be more employable for the NGO career pathway which I chose. At the same time, keeping the very high standard of critical writing within my assessments as these modules were still marked by the law school. From my experience, having module flexibility and variety is great as for you to discover yourself within those 3 years of study.
Regarding the pro bono work, I suppose you need it for the CV and for your experience. I can assure you that Leeds always updates their students through newsletters regarding pro bono activities and other opportunities for you to get some experience while enrolled. You can always stay updated with LInkdin and Indeed, as there are plenty of opportunities for Law Students to get internships within Leeds/volunteer for the City Council, etc.
It’s not that I am really advertising Leeds, I used to hate it at the beginning. Mainly because the nightlife of the students in the UK was a bit of a cultural shock for me, as an Internarional law student. But many other people truly loved Leeds from the beginning. Now, in my third year I absolutely adore the city, the libraries, the bars, the cheap and extremely tasty food in restaurants. I even adore the very vibrant nightlife here with bunch of peoples just living their best uni lives.
Anyway, good luck in choosing the uni and don’t be like me:smile:)) HAVE A LOT OF FUN IN THE FIRSR YEAR AND ENJOY EVERY SINGLE BIT OF FREEDOM that the first year offers.

Thanks for your advice!! I am super interested in heading towards the NGO pathway as well! One of the reasons that makes me wanna firm leeds is the environmental law module they offer which I am really interested in!

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