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University of Law vs Swansea University vs Kent University for law *URGENT*

Hi, I have recieved unconditional offers from all these universities but I'm unable to make a decision on which university to go with. I have to make my decision in this week itself so I don't have much time. Swansea does rank higher in league tables but I don't want that to affect my decision. So can anyone here tell me which university is best for law among these 3 universities or just give me an honest opinion about them. Please it's urgent.
Writing as a practising lawyer, I suggest that you go to Swansea or to Kent. Chose whichever of those two you like most.

Kent is a university in a lovely Cathedral City in an attractive county near London. Swansea is a university in a bustling city near areas of great natural beauty. Each is a well established university and each is well respected.

The University of Law is a commercial degree mill selling a poor quality product.

You will learn more about the law at Kent or at Swansea than you would at the University of Law, and, if you wish to practise as a lawyer, you will be a more competitive candidate if you study at one of those two universities.

If I was choosing, I would choose Kent, but I have nothing against Swansea.
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Original post by Stiffy Byng
Writing as a practising lawyer, I suggest that you go to Swansea or to Kent. Chose whichever of those two you like most.
Kent is a university in a lovely Cathedral City in an attractive county near London. Swansea is a university in a bustling city near areas of great natural beauty. Each is a well established university and each is well respected.
The University of Law is a commercial degree mill selling a poor quality product.
You will learn more about the law at Kent or at Swansea than you would at the University of Law, and, if you wish to practise as a lawyer, you will be a more competitive candidate if you study at one of those two universities.
If I was choosing, I would choose Kent, but I have nothing against Swansea.

Can you please give me a reason on why you would choose Kent over Swansea?
Original post by hshaikh1
Can you please give me a reason on why you would choose Kent over Swansea?

I prefer Canterbury as a place to Swansea as a place, and I would prefer being closer to London (although there is a reasonable train connection between Swansea and London). I don't pay any attention to university rankings.

Maybe have another close look at the ways in which the two universities organise the law courses, which options they offer; and look again at all the usual stuff such as type and locations of accommodation, catering, opportunities for sports, societies, and general student fun, and so on.

I have no strong view as between Kent and Swansea. I suggest that you cross the University of Law off your list (opinions as to that may vary), and then go with whichever of the other two feels most like what you are looking for, having regard to your academic interests and your social interests. The chances are that if, in thirty years time, you are looking back on your university days, you won't be saying "I went to X. I could also have gone to Y. I really wish that I had gone to Y." With any luck you will be saying "I went to X. I had a good time there, made good friends who are still my friends, got a decent degree, and all of that gave me a good start in my career".
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Original post by hshaikh1
Hi, I have recieved unconditional offers from all these universities but I'm unable to make a decision on which university to go with. I have to make my decision in this week itself so I don't have much time. Swansea does rank higher in league tables but I don't want that to affect my decision. So can anyone here tell me which university is best for law among these 3 universities or just give me an honest opinion about them. Please it's urgent.

Hi there

I am a final year law student studying at Kent. πŸ™‚ My experience at Kent has been great! Hopefully I can give you an insight into what it is like to study here. πŸ™‚

Critical Law School
Initially, I chose Kent as it is a Critical law school. This means that modules are delivered with a critical outlook. Not only do we learn the legislations and case laws, we also look at the Law through social, political, historical and theoretical lenses. I have found this approach to be really useful in gaining an in depth understanding of each topic. It allows students to understand how the law developed and critically analyse changes in the development of law. Personally, I find that the critical approach has made my experience studying law more engaging and enjoyable. πŸ™‚

Student Support
If you are planning to enter a law related career, (and I imagine any other career) it would be important to achieve high grades at University. Kent offers a lot of support to its students since first year. During my first year, I was paired up with a (law) student mentor from year three, who we could go to for advice on studying, revising, and tips. Every year, we are also given an academic advisor who is there to assist us if we need help with anything law related. The lecturers and seminar leaders are really friendly and approachable, and I always feel comfortable reaching out to them for support. πŸ™‚

Careers Support
Whether you are interested in a legal career or not, Kent offers excellent careers support. The team are qualified to offer specific and tailored advice/ career guidance. They also host workshops, mock interviews, CV review sessions etc. that will be very useful towards the end of your degree, or for any internship experiences you may apply for during your time at University.

There are also other things that you may like to consider when deciding which University to go to. πŸ™‚ For example: what modules are you interested in taking, and what modules each University offers? What type of examination methods would you prefer (coursework/ exams)? Kent offers a wide range of modules, each with different types of assessment methods. You can find more here: Law - LLB (Hons) - Undergraduate courses - University of Kent (This is for the Law LLB course, but if you have applied for a different law course, you can also find this by searching up your course in the University of Kent website).

Hope this helps. πŸ™‚ If you have any questions about studying at Kent, I will be happy to answer them.
Chloe
University of Kent Student Rep

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