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Which of my unis is the best option?

Hi,

I've received offers to study law at 5 unis this September but as I'm applying independantly I haven't really had anyone to advise me on which of my unis are the most reputable for the subject.

The offers I've received are from University of South Wales, Aberystwyth, London South Bank, London Met and Bournemouth respectively.

If anyone has any insight on which of my options are the most well-recognised that'd be really appreciated, thanks!
Original post by Hbennett1312
Hi,

I've received offers to study law at 5 unis this September but as I'm applying independantly I haven't really had anyone to advise me on which of my unis are the most reputable for the subject.

The offers I've received are from University of South Wales, Aberystwyth, London South Bank, London Met and Bournemouth respectively.

If anyone has any insight on which of my options are the most well-recognised that'd be really appreciated, thanks!

You use the phrases "most reputable" and "most well-recognised". None of those five are well known for their Law degrees.

Rather than that being a bad thing, it's actually a good thing, as it allows you to select a university which actually suits you, has a course which interests you, is in a town/city/location which you like, etc.
Original post by DataVenia
You use the phrases "most reputable" and "most well-recognised". None of those five are well known for their Law degrees.
Rather than that being a bad thing, it's actually a good thing, as it allows you to select a university which actually suits you, has a course which interests you, is in a town/city/location which you like, etc.

Thanks for this response,

I've clearly been over-thinking the whole "reputation" thing due to bad opinions I've seen online as well as having a few friends who go to unis like Oxbridge, Imperial etc who are always going on about this stuff.

It's nice to know this isn't something I have to think too much about and can focus on other stuff, so I really appreciate this comment for at least putting my mind to rest, cheers.
Original post by Hbennett1312
Hi,
I've received offers to study law at 5 unis this September but as I'm applying independantly I haven't really had anyone to advise me on which of my unis are the most reputable for the subject.
The offers I've received are from University of South Wales, Aberystwyth, London South Bank, London Met and Bournemouth respectively.
If anyone has any insight on which of my options are the most well-recognised that'd be really appreciated, thanks!

Hi @Hbennett1312

Firstly congratulations on your offers!

I honestly would recommend just choosing the university that works best for you and that you think you will enjoy studying at the most 🙂 If you enjoy your degree then you are likely to do better at it and put yourself in a strong position for pursuing a career in law.

Good luck!
Reply 4
Bournemouth, Aberystwyth or South Wales. Overall as a university, Aberystwyth is the best of those - it's old too (so is parts of University of South Wales) and was part of the former University of Wales. Although you might have got in Leicester (where I studied English) or Reading, which have higher research for this subject than all the names you've mentioned, for similar grades as Aberystwyth.
Source: www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk
(edited 3 weeks ago)
Original post by Hbennett1312
Hi,
I've received offers to study law at 5 unis this September but as I'm applying independantly I haven't really had anyone to advise me on which of my unis are the most reputable for the subject.
The offers I've received are from University of South Wales, Aberystwyth, London South Bank, London Met and Bournemouth respectively.
If anyone has any insight on which of my options are the most well-recognised that'd be really appreciated, thanks!

Hi Hbennett1312

Firstly congratulations on your offers! Brilliant achievement!
My name is Will, I'm a Media Production student at BU currently on my placement year at The Walt Disney Company.
While I am not well versed on our Law degrees, I do know that BU is in the Top 40 Universities in the UK for Law & 1st for Law in the South West for Graduate Prospects.
Also, all of our courses have an optional placement year as part of the programme, this is where you take a year out of your studies after your second year to work for a year in industry! That is what I am doing currently as a Disney+ Originals Live Action Production Management at The Walt Disney Company and it has given me invaluable experience in the workplace helping me ready for my career after I graduate.

If you want to learn more about our degrees, I produced a series of videos called 'A Moment with the Academics' where we spoke with academics across the university. One of these was for our Law degrees, you can view the video here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cs5-mFutXGO/?igsh=MTk3a3p2bmd1NTZ2dA==

Not to mention, we also have the beautiful Jurassic coast at our disposal which is a definite bonus!!
I hope this helps
Let me know if you have any other questions

Will
BU Student Rep
Reply 6
if they are the same in "prestige", then see if you can find out which one has the most highly regarded lecturers in whatever area of law you think you might be interested in.
Original post by Picnicl
Bournemouth, Aberystwyth or South Wales. Overall as a university, Aberystwyth is the best of those - it's old too (so is parts of University of South Wales) and was part of the former University of Wales. Although you might have got in more prestigious Leicester or Reading for similar grades as Aberystwyth.
Source: www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk

please be careful ( you claim the more ‘prestigious’ L and R )
ie., if one of those is your own alma mater, surely need to declare an interest

moreover, thought H had applied, already, so cannot see how it is supportive to throw in two new contenders?
💭
Reply 8
Original post by MedMama
please be careful ( you claim the more ‘prestigious’ L and R )
ie., if one of those is your own alma mater, surely need to declare an interest
moreover, thought H had applied, already, so cannot see how it is supportive to throw in two new contenders?
💭

I've now updated my post. I put Leicester and Reading because there's always Clearing or applying next year if they don't like their choices.
(edited 3 weeks ago)
Original post by Picnicl
I've now updated my post. I put Leicester and Reading because there's always Clearing or applying next year if they don't like their choices.

thanks 😊
worth knowing that if achieve 3 grade A levels, Aber will automatically grant an excellence scholarship in first year ( see details on website)
Original post by Hbennett1312
Hi,
I've received offers to study law at 5 unis this September but as I'm applying independantly I haven't really had anyone to advise me on which of my unis are the most reputable for the subject.
The offers I've received are from University of South Wales, Aberystwyth, London South Bank, London Met and Bournemouth respectively.
If anyone has any insight on which of my options are the most well-recognised that'd be really appreciated, thanks!

Hi there,

It is fantastic that you are considering law and a few universities, I am a student ambassador at Aberystwyth if you have any specific questions about Aberystwyth and student life here?

Laurie :smile:
Original post by Hbennett1312
Hi,
I've received offers to study law at 5 unis this September but as I'm applying independantly I haven't really had anyone to advise me on which of my unis are the most reputable for the subject.
The offers I've received are from University of South Wales, Aberystwyth, London South Bank, London Met and Bournemouth respectively.
If anyone has any insight on which of my options are the most well-recognised that'd be really appreciated, thanks!

Hey
I am currently in my first year of my law degree at Bournemouth Uni but have been here for two years. I can't speak of other uni's however Bournemouth is an incredible university, the lectures are good and the staff always want to help. The town has an amazing beach although a little windy and the overall living costs are good as there is a lidl close to most of the first year accommodation. When looking at the overall course Bournemouth in the last year has two set pathway's for if you want to go on and become a solicitor or not. If you do they help prep with the SQE and that's why for graduate prospects we rank highly, I really enjoy my time here, and are well connected via the train or bus to the likes of London. The law teaching staff also of good networking opportunities with our future Fridays where we have talks from solicitors and barristers. I have loved my first year here and cannot wait for the last two !!

Any more questions please do ask

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