Student life at The University of Law

 

It’s not all work and no play! You will have many opportunities to get involved in a rich social and sporting life at The University of Law - at whichever campus you choose to study.

You are automatically a member of the University’s Student Association, which is tasked to enhance and improve your student and academic experience. It does this by having a strong representation structure, extra-curricular activities, clubs and societies, and much more.

You will also have the opportunity to join a Student Association Events Committee and develop a full and varied programme which could include activities including sports, quiz nights, dancing, theatre, debating societies – the list goes on. The exact mix of events varies from centre to centre and as it’s put together by our students, it’s up to you!

Clubs and societies

Ever thought about joining a debating or cooking club? Want to go abseiling or play football, netball or any other kind of sport? Why not think about joining one or more of our many clubs and societies. And if you can't find a club or society you're interested in, then you can even start your own.

Personal tutor

Our personal tutor scheme means that you'll have the guidance of a qualified professional throughout your time at The University of Law. Through regular meetings, your personal tutor will be there to guide you through the course and offer assistance and advice as required. They'll also be on hand to help you as you develop your plans for your future career.

Student Association

The University of Law is committed to listening to its students, to this end a Student Association has been set up and all students at ULaw are automatically members of the association.  We are your representative body whilst you’re here at ULaw, representing your interests at all levels of the University.  Below are a few ideas on how you can get involved;

Social Media 

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep updated on what we’re upto: @ULawStudents

Welcome Heroes 

Make sure you catch one of our Welcome Heroes during your induction and freshers’ week! They’re current students who have volunteered their time to make sure you feel welcome and settle in during your first few weeks.

NUS Extra Card

We are NUS affiliated you can buy an NUS Extra card giving you 200 discounts across the country and thousands around the world. To get yours go to nusextra.co.uk and enter your ULaw email address.  

Clubs, Societies and Events

Your Student Association can help you set up and run societies and clubs. We’re very keen this year to ensure as many students as possible get involved, across many of our campuses we have an array of clubs and societies, from football and netball to a cocktail club and Brexit society. We have a dedicated Clubs, Societies and Events Officer who can support you in developing your society. For any questions or comments please email clubsandsocieties@law.ac.uk.  

On each campus a Student Association Activities Committee headed by your Vice-President, along with Student Services, will be planning a series of events throughout the year. If you’d like to be on this committee then please do drop us an email.  

Representation

We have a student Parliament along with a strong representative structure lead by a dedicated Student Association President who ensures your voice is heard at all levels of the University.  You can nominate yourself to be one of our Vice-Presidents, Liberation Officers, Course Representatives, Student Member of Committees or a Student Trustee.  You can also become your Class Representative to represent your workshop class.

The elections for all these roles will be held in November, go to Atticus through Elite for more information. For more information please email student-association@law.ac.uk.  

Support 

We can offer support to you if you are wanting to make a complaint, an academic appeal or in responding to a disciplinary allegation. We can also signpost you to services that may be available to you whilst you are here as a student. For more information please email student-association@law.ac.uk.  

Student welfare

The University provides support and guidance if you need help while you are with us. Every campus has a confidential counselling service which is available for you to discuss any issues that may arise while you are at The University of Law. Counselling provides a confidential environment where you can explore issues that are important to you, or affecting you or your studies in a supportive and non-judgmental way.

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty, help and advice is available from our Disability Support Service. The Disability Support Service will help you identify your learning needs and offer guidance on how to access appropriate resources, software and support.

And don't forget your campuses Student Services team who are also on hand to give you advice on a wide range of issues.

For undergraduate students

Freshers' Week kicks things off in September with a variety of events to help you get to know your fellow LLB and University of Law students, including quizzes, comedy nights, city tours and, of course, the Freshers' Fair and party. Other events throughout the year have included staff-versus-student pub quizzes, summer and end-of-year balls, to name just a very few.

Local students' union

As well as all the social activities, clubs and societies going on at the University, our undergraduate students also hold FREE associate membership of their centre's local university students' union. You will have access to the social facilities, clubs, societies, and events that your local students union offer, as well as giving you the opportunity to meet students studying at universities across the city. The only thing you can't do is compete in their sports teams, but why would you when you'll be playing for The University of Law.

Follow the link for your centre below to find out what's going on at your local students' union:

Take a look at what’s on at our various campuses...

Our Birmingham Campus offers a range of events and social activities including:

Events include:

  • Summer Ball
  • Charity Quiz nights
  • Birmingham Legal Walk 
  • Wellbeing Week

Clubs and Societies include:

  • Adventist Students
  • Harry Potter
  • Netball
  • Performing Arts
  • Sikh Society
  • South Asian Society
  • Debating
  • Football
  • International
  • Islamic

 

I really enjoy the close knit feel, with the tutors personally knowing you rather than just a name on paper like at some unis! I also really enjoy being part of the social committee, organising the university's main social events and making sure everyone has a great time.

Lauren Cross , 2nd year LLB
Bristol Barracudas Match


  • Theatre trips
  • Chess league
  • Quiz nights
  • Winter and summer balls
  • The legendary Crunch Valentine's Day Game – University of Law Bristol Barrracudas v UWE’s Bullets rugby match!

There are great links with the legal community and the chance to network with a number of firms

Siubhan Macdonald , GDL Student, Bristol
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  • River party trips
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Rowing
  • Debating society
  • Band choir
  • Irish society
  • Welsh club
  • Theatre trips
  • Three peaks challenge
  • Snow sports
  • Convenient local sports centre with swimming pool and gym

The flexibility of the course is fantastic, there's something to suit everyone

Cherry Swift , LPC Student, Chester
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  • Drama society
  • Photography society
  • Wine tasting society
  • Dance society
  • Range of other societies each year
  • Christmas ball
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Indoor climbing
  • Rowing
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

The tutors ensure that all their students are fulfilling their potential

Emily McKinnell , LPC Student, Guildford

Our  Leeds centre offers a range of events and social activities including:

  • Social nights
  • Student balls
  • Networking events
  • Amnesty International society
  • Business & Finance society
  • Student Law society
  • First Love society
  • Football team
  • Netball team
  • Legal walk
  • Charitable events
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Wide range of activities including:

  • Sports
  • Street dance
  • Chess
  • Swimming
  • Skiing
  • Amateur dramatics society

The staff and support are second to none. It's like a second home

Christine Troughton , BPTC Student, Bloomsbury
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A wide range of activities shared with our London Bloomsbury centre, as well as:

  • Yoga
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Debating
  • Snowboarding
  • Drama club

Without a doubt studying at ULaw was the best decision I have ever made

Rahul Jethwa , LPC Student, Moorgate
Tennis

 

  • Balls
  • Parties
  • Networking events
  • Theatre club
  • Cheese and wine tasting
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Netball

We have regular contact with staff and tutors outside the classroom which is a major difference

Joshua Sanderson-Kirk , GDL Student, Manchester