24 May 2019
International and Domestic Human Rights: An interview with Anitra Hussain
Law and human rights may go hand-in-hand but they aren’t mutually exclusive. Our Master’s in International and Domestic Human Rights is an inclusive course that is suitable for lawyers or anyone with any interest in rights and freedoms. We caught up with Senior Tutor Anitra Hussain to discuss what the course entails and how we take our human rights for granted.
20 May 2019
The future of the Bar: An interview with Joe O’Leary
Recently we caught up with aspiring barrister and Future Pupil Programme Coordinator, Joe O’Leary who completed the BPTC at our Bloomsbury Campus in 2018. We got the lowdown on how he found the course as well as getting his advice for prospective students.
15 May 2019
5 reasons to study in Guildford
Guildford is a large town in Surrey and home to 23 acres of parkland that make up The University of Law campus. Rich in nature, history, art and culture, Guildford is an incredible location to study. To give you a better insight into what the town provides we’ve put together our top 5 reasons to study in Guildford.
13 May 2019
Everything you need to know about Big White Wall
At The University of Law we do all we can to ensure that your time with us is one of the best of your life however, we appreciate that everyone needs support at some point in their life. To help students manage emotional or stressful periods in their life, ULaw offer a number of services. One of these is the social enterprise Big White Wall. But what is Big White Wall and how can it help you?
07 May 2019
Switching campuses: An interview with Chaunte-Monique Williams
Chaunte-Monique Williams is currently studying her LPC at our Leeds Campus with aspirations to become a Human Rights solicitor. But she started her LLB in our Manchester Campus and switched after her second year. We caught up with Chaunte-Monique to find out about her experience of studying at ULaw and how she found switching campuses part way through her course.
01 May 2019
International Business Law Master’s: An interview with Leyanda Purchase
Law and business make for good bedfellows, with each almost always relying on the other to keep things in check and succeed. And with the world becoming ever smaller, the international aspects of both law and business need to become more globalised in their outlook. Hence the introduction of our new International Business Law Master’s courses. But what does International Business Law entail and why is it so important for law students to understand it in the modern workplace? To find out, we spoke to National Programme and Student Affairs Director Dr Leyanda Purchase.
29 April 2019
Quirky ways to de-stress
What with it being stress awareness month, the internet is aflutter with article after article after tweet after meme about the best ways to relax and relieve stress. So much so that people have started to get really creative with the things you could try to de-stress. We’ve picked a handful of the quirkiest relaxation techniques out there, especially for those of you who want to chill out but maintain an eccentric bit of character in how you do it.
26 April 2019
We support your ambition: An interview with Study Skills Coordinator Sarah Hall
Sarah Hall has been a Study Skills Coordinator with The University of Law since December 2014. Based at London Bloomsbury, Sarah assists students with honing their study skills and techniques across both our Moorgate and Bloomsbury campuses. We sat down with her to discuss how she came to work at the university and what she loves about working with our students.
23 April 2019
Ways to improve your work-life balance
Having a healthy work life balance is hugely important to people from all walks of life. Whether you’re a student in your first year of studies or the CEO of a global corporation, everyone is susceptible to stress and it’s negative effects. Our lives are becoming busier than ever, therefore, juggling work life and personal life has become more challenging. Today we take a look at how you can improve your work life balance.
17 April 2019
Wellbeing reading list
With a world that’s constantly moving faster and demanding more of our time and attention, it’s all the more important to approach life in a way that best suits you. Hence the surge of lifestyle philosophies and life-managing techniques that fill displays in bookshops and occupy the recommendations section of Amazon. As part of Stress Awareness Month, we’ve pulled together a selection of popular and relevant books offering ways to look at the world and, more importantly, your place in it to give you a taster of the life-changes you could make to reduce stress and live a happier life.
16 April 2019
Still standing for students: An interview with Joshua Sanderson-Kirk
Joshua Sanderson-Kirk has been the ULaw Student Association President for over two years now and, having been called to the Bar in 2018, is already planning to continue helping fellow and future students. Josh has now been appointed as a member of the Student Panel of the Office for Students, a prestigious position that allows him to pursue his passions for diversity and the promotion of student mental health. We caught up with Josh to find out about what this position means to him and what his aspirations for the future are.
10 April 2019
Business focus: Reverse mentoring
Traditional mentoring sees experience valued over everything else, leading to more mature employees often taking the younger work force under their wing to share their knowledge and skills. However, the modern work place has changed dramatically over the last couple of decades. Technology has advanced at an unprecedented speed, equality and inclusivity has improved and even modern work wellbeing has changed. Taking all this into account, could the younger generation have just as much to teach the older generations?
08 April 2019
Top 10 student apps
Student life is a constant balance of studying, socialising, budgeting and new experiences. Luckily, most of us have a world of technology in our pockets that can help us with daily life. There are millions of helpful apps available to download but today we take a look at our top 10 free phone apps to help students with their studies, finances and wellbeing.
05 April 2019
Corporate Governance Master's: An interview with Matthew Tomlinson
Corporate Governance is one of those terms that you hear a lot, especially within legal and business circles, but what is it and why is it so important for law students to understand it in the modern workplace? To find out more, we sat down with ULaw Leeds Campus Dean and tutor, Matthew Tomlinson.
01 April 2019
We Support Your Ambition: Nikolas Morales
Here at The University of Law, we pride ourselves on offering our students the opportunity to get those extra experiences and skills that help them stand out when they progress into the workplace. Whether it’s through our Employability Service’s one-to-one sessions or by taking part in pro bono clinics, all our students have the chance to give their skills an extra boost outside the classroom. Nikolas Morales joined ULaw at our Bloomsbury campus in 2016 and graduated from the LPC LLM in 2018 with dreams of becoming a solicitor. We caught up with Nikolas to see how ULaw helped him on the path to achieve his ambition.
31 March 2019
We Support Your Ambition: Olasubomi Oke
Our students join the University on an equal playing field – largely amongst a group of strangers – but throughout their time studying and socialising together, we see great friendships develop. Olasubomi Oke is currently studying the LLB Law at our Bloomsbury campus and wants to help people with her legal knowledge. We caught up with Olasubomi to see how ULaw is helping her towards her ambition of becoming a judge.
31 March 2019
We Support Your Ambition: Benjamin Yip
From mentoring to developing those all-important softer skills, The University of Law is passionate about supporting the ambitions of our students in practical ways. Benjamin Yip studied both his GDL and LPC at our London Moorgate campus. His aspiration is to become a solicitor advocate within commercial and private client disputes. We asked Benjamin about his time studying with us and his experience of the support he received during his courses.
29 March 2019
We Support Your Ambition: Megi Zeqo
It’s not all studying and hard work at The University of Law. We want to make your university experience the best it can be, with a whole range of events, social groups and other activities available to all our students. Megi Zeqo is studying her LLB at our London Bloomsbury campus. Just into her first year of this three year Qualifying Law Degree, she’s at the very beginning of her journey into the legal world and is looking forward to exploring career options as her studies go on.
29 March 2019
We Support Your Ambition: Jason Nicholson
We’re proud of the work our staff do to help prepare students for the working world, and this extends beyond just the academics. The University of Law is passionate about offering students the support they need, both in and out of the classroom. Jason Nicholson is into his second year of the three year full-time LLB at our London Bloomsbury campus. He plans to complete his LLB and go on to qualify as a solicitor before joining a big insurance firm such as Chubb or Lloyd’s of London as an insurance lawyer.
29 March 2019
We Support Your Ambition: Samara McDonald-Tavernier
With some many exciting groups and societies on offer at ULaw, it’s easy to meet new people and get stuck in to something new and exciting. Samara McDonald-Tavernier is currently studying the LLB at ULaw’s Bloomsbury campus. We caught up with her to learn how The University of Law is helping her on the path to reach her ambition of becoming a solicitor advocate.
27 March 2019
The importance of soft skills
What are soft skills? Why are they important? How do we develop them? Soft skills have proven to be even more important than hard skills when achieving success in people’s careers. We take a look at how soft skills can help you gain the competitive edge in your career, and help drive success in both your professional and personal life.
21 March 2019
Tune in to TV licence laws
With an estimated quarter of a million homes currently not holding a TV licence it seems that some TV viewers are not willing to pay the £150.50 for a colour TV licence. People all over the UK are therefore at risk of facing a fine of up to £1,000. We asked Peter Goodchild, Programme Lead for the GDL and MA Law at The University of Law, to share some advice to help TV owners understand when they need to purchase a licence, how much it costs, and the potential consequences of avoiding paying for a licence.
18 March 2019
LLB (Hons) Law with Legal Innovation and Technology: Teaching tomorrow's lawyers
Huge advances in automation and Artificial Intelligence mean that, in the never-ending quest for efficiency, lawyers and law firms are investing heavily in technology.
11 March 2019
Droning on: The legalities of drone-ership
From a niche hobby to a piece of tech known by just about anybody in the UK, drones have taken the market, and now our airports, by storm. But while an SUA (small unmanned aircraft) might just seem like a great way to catch that perfect video, what exactly can (and can’t) you do with this type of technology if you own your very own drone? We found out from Len South, drone owner and Academic Manager at ULaw, what you should be aware of as a drone owner or user.
07 March 2019
ULaw Open Days: Helping you make the right choice
Attending a university open day is one of the best ways to evaluate if a location and campus is right for you. You can meet the tutors, current students, take part in taster sessions, get a feel for the surrounding area and meet potential future classmates. At The University of Law we do all we can to provide you with a genuine insight into what studying with us will be like during our Open Days. To give students some advice on what to look out for and questions to ask, we caught up with some current ULaw students who decided to join us after attending one of our Open Days.
06 March 2019
Legal apprenticeships: A new way to develop legal talent
The University of Law has delivered the Solicitor Apprenticeship since 2016. The programme has now welcomed over 70 legal sector employers, from high street practice to global law firms as well as in house legal, local authorities and police forces. Apprentices on the programme include school leavers, apprentices progressing from previous apprenticeships and career changers.
27 February 2019
MSc Legal Tech
Technological advances are having a huge impact on law firms across the globe. This includes automation software cutting down on administrative tasks, AI tools speeding up research or online case management systems, allowing clients to keep up-to-date with their cases and provide information faster than ever before. Here at ULaw our focus is on supporting your career ambitions, which is why we’ve been working closely with employers to ensure that our MSc in Legal Technology has been designed to prepare you for the future of legal technology. We caught up with ULaw tutor Dr Anna Elmirzayeva to discuss this cutting edge course and learn what career paths it could lead to.
22 February 2019
LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology: An interview with Ulaw Criminology Tutor, Rachel Stuart
Criminology is the scientific study of criminal behaviour, on individual, social and natural levels, and how it can be managed, controlled and prevented. With such strong connections to law, it is easy to see why students might consider studying both subjects together. But what topics does our LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology include and what career paths can it lead to? We caught up with our Criminology tutor Rachel Stuart to find out more about the LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology.
19 February 2019
Discover the skills you actually need in business, according to employers
We’ve analysed over 700 keywords from the job specifications of 30 common business roles, across three popular job sites (Total Jobs, Indeed and Monster) to reveal exactly what employers are looking for from candidates. We’ve also highlighted skill similarities across different roles and industries to help you to understand your skill gap.
18 February 2019
To buy or not to buy: Does boycotting really work?
We’ve all seen groups calling for a boycott of a company, organisation or even a country on the grounds of a moral standing. From Amazon’s tax avoidance to the involvement of Mauritius and Air France in providing monkeys to labs across Europe, there are a huge array of active boycotts going on right now. But how effective is boycotting at getting companies to do what the consumer wants? And what kind of impact does it have on the boycotted?
13 February 2019
Business and Valentine’s Day
Whether you are a romantic who indulges in the traditional of gift giving on Valentine’s Day or you are a realist who doesn’t see the romance in a Hallmark holiday, you can’t deny that Valentine’s Day is big business. But how and why has it changed?
11 February 2019
Criminology vs Criminal Justice
If you asked a hundred students what they think criminology is, you would probably receive a hundred different responses. The popularity of programmes such as CSI means that for a lot of people criminology calls to mind modern forensic investigations and drug cartels. However, criminology was around long before these scientific approaches.
08 February 2019
How to answer challenging interview questions and land your dream job
Got yourself an interview for your dream job? Congratulations! Landing an interview is often the most difficult part of the whole job process, and now it’s your time to impress your interviewer.
04 February 2019
The Truth about Pro Bono Clinics
The Latin phrase pro bono publico translates as ‘for the public good’ but is more common shortened to pro bono and is used in reference to professional work, especially legal work, undertaken voluntarily and without payment. ULaw runs an award winning pro bono service but, for some students, the idea of advising real clients during their studies can be quite daunting. We caught up with Pro-Bono Co-ordinator Amanda Crutchley so she could give us her professional insight into the importance of pro bono clinics.
31 January 2019
Mastering specialisms: The benefits of a focused qualification
With so many changes on the horizon in legal qualifications, it’s no surprise that the courses themselves are going to undertake dramatic changes too. Here at The University of Law, we are always working to ensure our course offerings meet the demands of both students and employers, which is why we have recently launched a wide selection of new Master’s specialism courses. To find out more about these courses, we sat down with National Programme and Student Affairs Director Dr Leyanda Purchase.
29 January 2019
Did Banksy break the law?
Banksy’s audacious stunt made headlines around the world. But did the famous street artist break the law?
24 January 2019
High street retail Christmas 2018: The winners and losers
For the last few years it’s seemed that Christmas takings on the high street have continued to fall as rents rise, business rates increase and wages drive up the cost of running physical stores while shoppers increasingly spend online. Only last month Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley said “November was the worst on record, unbelievably bad…No one could have budgeted for that. Retailers just cannot take that kind of November. It will literally smash them to pieces.”
16 January 2019
Ethical business models: BOGO
Ethical products are more popular than ever but there’s one business model that takes this idea a step further. You may be familiar with the buy one get one free (BOGOF) offers that you see in supermarkets but the internet is now home to a wealth of BOGO (buy one, give one) businesses. BOGO (sometimes known as one-for-one giving) sees businesses donate one product for every one sold.
14 January 2019
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards – Entrepreneur for Good Award winner Julie Anne Parker
Our ULaw Business School is the proud sponsor of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the second year. Originally founded in 2013 to acknowledge the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses throughout Great Britain the annual event includes awards such as Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year, the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award and Entrepreneur for Good Award.
09 January 2019
Taking up Space: An Interview with Chelsea Kwakye
Cambridge graduate Chelsea Kwakye is currently studying the GDL at our Moorgate Campus but it’s not just Chelsea’s education that makes her future so bright. As the only black girl in her history cohort she fought imposter syndrome to become Vice President of the African-Caribbean Society, Captain of Homerton Ladies Football team and the BME Officer for Homerton Union of Students. Now she’s studying law, has a training contract confirmed and is writing her first book under Stormzy’s #Merky publishing imprint. With so much to talk about let’s dive right in…
07 January 2019
8 Reasons to Study in Nottingham
Nottingham, the city that will be home to our brand new campus from September 2019, has a huge population of over 60,000 students, making the city a haven for scholars looking for a city that prioritises their needs.
02 January 2019
2019: Things for your calendar
We’ve arrived in 2019. Christmas is over and the hangovers of New Year’s have hopefully faded. It’s going to be at least a couple of weeks before we’re all used to writing the date with a nine at the end, but with the new year comes a lot to look forward to. There are loads of great things coming up in the next twelve months, so we’ve shortlisted what we think are some of the most important legal and business events for you to put in your planner.
18 December 2018
Christmas movie time: Our top legal flic picks
‘Tis the season for switching off, chilling out, eating and drinking loads, and, of course, watching movies. But that doesn’t mean that you have to completely forget about your love of the law. There are plenty of great legal movies to choose from, some so well-renowned that you could almost call watching them “homework”, and many that are nearly guaranteed to be on over the holidays. Here’s a list of some of ULaw’s top choices if you want to get your legal fix in front of the telly this festive season.
13 December 2018
International Student Focus: Dr. Shuang Liang
When lecturer Dr. Shuang Liang decided to enhance her knowledge of British law she left her home of China and studied the GDL at our Leeds Campus, before going on to study the LPC at our Manchester Campus. Shuang continues to represent ULaw as an international ambassador for China. We caught up with her to find out what she’s up to now and how The University of Law has helped her to reach her ambitions.
10 December 2018
Meeting our finance and accounting expert: Posi Olatubosun
Posi Olatubosun is the latest addition to The University of Law Business School’s faculty. With over 13 years of experience in teaching or examining, he’s keen to bring his expertise to our students. Posi’s specialism is in finance and accounting and he has joined ULaw as Senior Tutor in Finance and Accounting. We sat down with him to find out more about his background and what he’s going to be bringing to our classes.
07 December 2018
Applying to BarSAS: What to do
If you want to train to become a barrister in the UK, you’ll need to complete the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). And to get a place on the course, you’ll need to apply through BarSAS. Here's a lowdown on BarSAS and tips to nail your application.
06 December 2018
Digital HR: How tech is helping HR departments
You can see the impact of technology in businesses at all levels, from the kitchen to boardroom and everywhere in between. Of all places though, perhaps the most ideally positioned to implement changes is the Human Resources department. It’s a great proving ground to make use of the latest innovations in workplace technology, or organisational psychology. Here we’ve taken a look at some of the most effective and regularly seen improvements that companies are using.
03 December 2018
Entrepreneurship: Top tips for starting your own business
As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, The University of Law Business School brought together entrepreneurial experts at our campus in London Bloomsbury to give students the chance to find out how successful business-starters had achieved their ambitions. We also got the chance to ask our guests for their top tips on how to get your start-up going. Here’s what they said
27 November 2018
The Untraditional Lawyer: Miriam Gonzalez Durantez
Miriam González Durántez is known for her marriage to Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister. However, she’s had a formidable career in foreign affairs and is now a partner at Dechert, where she advises on Brexit and EU law. Miriam wants to see more women at the top with her.
22 November 2018
5 Reasons to Study in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a small but vibrant city where Eastern and Western influences unite to create a diverse and unique environment. Ranked 12th in the QS Best Student Cities 2018, there are numerous reasons why Hong Kong is an incredible place to study. We take a look at the top 5 reasons to study in Hong Kong.
21 November 2018
ULaw hosts Miranda Brawn Diversity Lecture
We had the pleasure of hosting The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture at our Moorgate campus last month. This is the third year we have been involved in, and this year’s lecture theme was 'Together we can make a positive change to the world and workplace’.
19 November 2018
A dream destination: From law to luxury travel
Deborah Barnett completed her LPC with The University of Law and worked in commercial litigation before a discussion with her sister led her down a very different path. She is now the co-owner of Essential Escapes and Tots Too, luxury spa, experience and family holiday providers. We sat down with Deborah to find out more about how she came to make the shift from the legal sector into the luxury holiday business and what she considers the recipe for success when starting your own venture.
14 November 2018
Mocha mogul: An interview with Ben Lion, co-founder of Crude
As part of Entrepreneurship Week, The University of Law Business School is hosting a series of events including a Setting Up Your Own Business panel. One of our guest speakers is Ben Lion, who will be talking about his experience of co-founding Crude, a coffee company with a difference… and a conscience.
12 November 2018
Great China Scholarship Winners 2018
In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, The University of Law offered four scholarships worth £5,500 each to candidates from China wishing to study a postgraduate course. We’re delighted to introduce you to the winners and share their feelings about winning the scholarship, studying in the UK and their ambitions for the future.
07 November 2018
Top Business Podcasts
Listening to podcasts is one of the best ways to learn on the move but with so many shows available it can be hard to know where to start. Here at The University of Law Business School we have put together a list of our favourite business podcasts that make perfect listening for aspiring business students or anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship. If you’re ready to listen, learn and be inspired, plug in your headphones and subscribe to these top business podcasts.
05 November 2018
Law with Government and Politics: Looking at the bigger picture
The parallels between law and politics are pretty clear to see all around us; from politicians with a legal background, such as Sadiq Khan, to the political campaigners seeking change, like James Libson. So it makes sense to have an understanding of the wider picture of politics and how it works if you want to become a lawyer, a politician or a leader of social change.
31 October 2018
On the up: Training contracts on the rise
Law’s as popular a career choice as ever. Nearly 18,000 undergraduates started studying the subject in 2016, according to the Law Society. How optimistic can these students be of bagging a training contract once their degree – and Legal Practice Course (LPC) – is done?
29 October 2018
Working in-house versus in private practice
Is the way to wealth private practice, or does in-house life offer similar rewards?
24 October 2018
The UK is all too used to reports of teenagers being banned from buying eggs and the occasional creepy clown story hitting the headlines around the Halloween season. Apart from laws to protect residents from antisocial behaviour, the UK doesn’t legally restrict festivities. However, the same can’t be said for the rest of the world. To celebrate Halloween we take a look at Halloween related laws across the world.
22 October 2018
Learn Your Way - Studying the LLB
The LLB is the preferred undergraduate route into law, it’s designed to be the most relevant degree-level education available to help you achieve your career ambitions.
17 October 2018
A world of opportunity: An interview with international alumni ambassador for Cyprus, Christos Heracleous
Christos Heracleous had dreams of working in law with international clientele in his home country of Cyprus. To gain the experience required to achieve his goals he joined ULaw as an international student. Christos signed up to the Legal Practice Course in 2014 at our London Bloomsbury Campus and is now our International Alumni Ambassador for Cyprus. We caught up with him to ask how studying at ULaw has helped shape his career.
15 October 2018
Top 10 tips for job hunting graduates
You’ve worked your socks off for the last few years to get your qualification and now you want to start seeing money come into your account; you want to actually afford to eat food other than beans on toast. But before you can start earning (and stop living off your student loan), you’ve got one last hurdle… finding a job. So where to start? We asked CMI PR Manager Becca Davis for her ten top tips for job-hunting graduates.
10 October 2018
Eight things The Apprentice won't teach you
The new series of BBC’s The Apprentice has just hit our screens, and if watching the contestants battle through challenges to be crowned this year’s winner has inspired you to launch your own business, there are a few things you should know, that you can’t learn from watching the TV.
08 October 2018
Everyday mental health tips for students
The importance of mental health is more widely understood than ever before and 10 October celebrates World Mental Health Day, an initiative from the World Federation for Mental Health, to spread awareness even further. This year their campaign concentrates on Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. We wanted to share a handful of ways that students can take positive steps to look after their mental health.
03 October 2018
Experience counts: Our Foundation Year courses
Have you ever thought about a career in law or policing but dismissed it as a daydream due to your lack of formal qualifications? Did Atticus Finch capture your heart in To Kill a Mockingbird or did Martha Costello QC of Silk ignite your passion for justice? Has DCI Sarah Lund from The Killing or DCI John Luther drawn you to the world of policing?
01 October 2018
Is social media the new law specialism?
The first recorded use of the phrase “social media” by an English court was by the Lord Chief Justice, who was responding to an appeal by two men convicted of stirring up some of the 2011 London riots via Facebook.
26 September 2018
Business Trends Entrepreneurs Need to Watch
Technology is advancing faster than ever and business trends are reflecting these changes. Current entrepreneurs are under pressure to be forward thinking, to stay current or be left behind. We have brought together a few of the innovative trends that we expect to see impacting our lives.
24 September 2018
Gina Miller: My Battle Against Brexit
Despite having to drop out of her law degree, Gina Miller made history by taking her Brexit case to the Supreme Court.
21 September 2018
In Your Defence: An interview with Sarah Langford
Sarah Langford has been a practising barrister in criminal and family law since 2006. She studied the GDL at The University of Law Guildford campus and was awarded a scholarship from Gray's Inn of Court. After practising law for nearly a decade Sarah took parental leave to start a family and also used her time-off to write about her experiences as a barrister. In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law has been published to rave reviews from the likes of Helena Kennedy QC and the Secret Barrister, it has also been optioned for TV by the British production company Working Title. We caught up with Sarah to talk about her time at ULaw and the inspiration behind her new book.
20 September 2018
Lead the way: What's your leadership style?
From small business ventures to mighty empires, success depends on having a great leadership style. But more than that, it depends on having the right leadership style.
17 September 2018
Learning online: Kenneth Wallace-Muller
When genetics graduate Kenneth Wallace-Müller discovered his passion for law he couldn’t put his work or travel plans on hold, so he needed a qualification that would fit around his busy lifestyle. That’s why he chose to study online with ULaw. Kenneth began studying the iGDL in 2015 and graduated in 2017; we caught up with him to talk about his experience of studying online.
14 September 2018
Top tips for Freshers' Week
Freshers’ Week is almost upon us and a new generation of students will get their first taste of university life. It can be a daunting time and with so much happening it can be difficult to prioritise people, places and financial choices. We’ve put together a list of top tips to help new students make the most of Freshers' Week and start their university life as they mean to go on.
12 September 2018
The Future of Business: Glass Box Culture
In the current age of transparency, a positive internal culture of business is vital for growth and positive public image.
10 September 2018
Fashion or formalities? Lawyers can do both
Appearances, just like first impressions, matter wherever you go, and nowhere more so than in the legal industry. How can you get the balance right between style and seriousness?
05 September 2018
#CareersInCharity: An Interview with Kate Billingham Wilson, Head of Partnerships at ABF The Soldiers' Charity
Kate BIllingham Wilson has worked in the charity sector for 20 years at a wide variety of organisations including museums, cancer research, medical research and addiction. Her career in fundraising started at a military museum in Wales as a sole fundraiser, after which she moved to London to work for a grant making trust focused on supporting charities in Eastern Europe.
03 September 2018
Inns scholarship application tips
Applications for Inns scholarships open in September, so we’ve been speaking to Joanne Twomey and Joe O’Leary – Future Pupil Programme Coordinators at ULaw – to get some top tips on what students should be doing to prepare before applying for these coveted awards.
31 August 2018
Choose Law widening access scholarship winners
Each year we support the ambition of our students by awarding four Choose Law scholarships to postgraduate applicants. Last year’s winners were Chloe Grant, Abigail Grace, Christina Leinen and Ashleigh Lennard.
29 August 2018
The Rise of Lawyer Robots
From start-ups to in-house investments in research and development, tech disruption is on the up across the legal industry.
As interest and funding in tech continues to rise, will lawyers be replaced by tech altogether, or will tech merely shift the lawyer’s focus?
24 August 2018
The Benefits of Modular Learning
Here at The University of Law, we strive to make our courses manageable while still getting you through your studies as quickly as possible, so you can get on with your career and reach your ambitions. Some of our courses, like the GDL – our conversion course – do this with a modular approach to your learning. But what is modular learning, and how can it help you achieve better?
20 August 2018
Clearing Clinic FAQ 2: More of your questions answered
To help you get ready for Clearing, we’ve held various clinics and webinars, taking questions on all manner of Clearing related subjects. We want to be sure you can find the answers to those important Clearing questions, so here’s a write-up of some of the FAQs that we’ve received.
17 August 2018
Top Legal Podcasts
It’s easier than ever to find, subscribe and listen to podcasts, filling your ears with any subject you find interesting. One of the key benefits of listening to podcasts is maximising your spare time, allowing you to learn and develop while you’re walking, driving, commuting or even just getting chores done around the house.
15 August 2018
Clearing Clinic FAQ
We held our first ever Clearing Clinic on Facebook Live to field any questions you had about the Clearing process, and we had loads of queries come through. Our panel of ULaw experts got through a lot of questions while the session was live, so we want to make sure that if you missed it, you can still find the answers to those important Clearing questions. Here’s a write-up of the FAQs that came through during our Clearing Clinic.
14 August 2018
Online Study: An Interview with Ivan Grechkivsky
When Ivan Grechkivsky decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and study law, leaving his home in the Ukraine wasn’t an option. Instead, he joined ULaw and in 2012 he began to study the i-LLM. Today he explains the perks of studying online and how it has helped propel his legal career.
10 August 2018
Money, money, money
Good news – many firms have upped their associate pay in the last 12 months. By how much they’ve increased their salaries, however, differs from practice to practice.
08 August 2018
The University of Law’s Business School’s MBA courses go online
Elaine Garcia from Interactive Pro says studying an MBA online with The University of Law Business School will be just as good as being in the lecture hall.
06 August 2018
Is Sexism Stifling Startups?
According to a new study, almost half of startups believe there is a gender bias problem, with 4 in 10 female founders frequently encountering discrimination. The Unilever Foundry, a platform for start-ups and innovators, surveyed 685 founders from global startups to discover 39% of female founders frequently encountered sexism. Previous research has shown that female entrepreneurs are fighting an unconscious bias when it comes to the pitching room.
03 August 2018
The day you get your A Level results is a hive of activity, especially if you’re considering your options through Clearing, so it’s a good idea to do some prep work in the run up to it. To help you get your head around everything that is Clearing, we’re running a Clearing Clinic on Facebook Live, starting at 4pm on Thursday 9 August.
30 July 2018
My Clearing experience: James Walters
Clearing season is upon us but there’s no need to panic. Here at ULaw we have plenty of experience in making sure that students are supported throughout their Clearing experience. James Walters is currently studying the BA in Business Management at our Bloomsbury campus after applying through Clearing. We caught up with him to discuss his experiences of the process.
27 July 2018
How to make it in law and politics
The two professions demand similar skills, but what does it really take to succeed in these high-powered worlds?
26 July 2018
Clearing Dos and Don'ts
Huge numbers of students have come through Clearing and gone on to create successful academic and professional careers. That’s the message from Claire Latham, Undergraduate Admissions Manager at The University of Law.
23 July 2018
Dos and don'ts of social media
The legal and business social media landscape is expanding. Excitingly, law and business students alike are using a whole range of sites to hunt for job opportunities, from LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to Instagram and even Tinder.
20 July 2018
Teaching the Business professionals of tomorrow
Dr Sara Fisher is a Lecturer and Programme Collaborative Coordinator at the University of Law Business School. A specialist in product design, she has worked across industry in the UK and in the USA. During her PhD Sara worked on strategic planning with entrepreneurs, and now she’s sharing her considerable business know-how with ULaw’s business students.
18 July 2018
Stowe Family Law and ULaw Collaborate to Inspire the Next Generation of Legal Professionals
When the largest family law firm in the UK Stowe Family Law decided they wanted to give something back to the legal sector and inspire the next generation of lawyers they formed a partnership with The University of Law to create awards for various ULaw campuses across the country, including one for our London Moorgate campus.
16 July 2018
Balancing your job with your degree - the benefits of part-time study
Part-time study has become increasingly popular over the past few years. It’s often a choice made by people who want or need to work while they study, and more and more students need to fund themselves through education. And although balancing work and study can be demanding, it can also be hugely beneficial.
11 July 2018
Get into Law: Tips for GCSE completers
If you've just finished your GCSEs and you’re one of the lucky few who already knows what career path you want to follow then you have a great opportunity to get ahead of the game. And if you've got your sights set on a career in law then you’ve got plenty of time to give yourself a head start during your A Levels. We asked ULaw Employability Director John Watkins what you can do to make a start towards your ambitions early.
09 July 2018
Apprenticeships at The University of Law
At The University of Law, we understand how valuable apprenticeships can be to both students and businesses. Apprenticeships allow students to gain experience and qualifications whilst being paid whilst companies get to train the apprentice to fit their company requirements in a really cost effective way.
06 July 2018
Technological Disruption in the Business World
Syed Muhammad is a senior lecturer at The University of Law Business School. His own career running a consultancy business makes his teaching highly relevant and practical. Here Syed reveals how technological disruption is changing the business world.
04 July 2018
Online Study: An Interview with Richard Haggett
The University of Law is at the forefront of digital education, offering an extensive range of both legal and business courses. Leading our ongoing innovation in this area is our National Programme Director, Richard Haggett. Today Richard gives us an insight into his vision for the future of online learning and the opportunities it provides our students worldwide.
02 July 2018
Soft Skills Employers are Looking for in a Graduate
The graduate job market is becoming increasingly competitive, and simply having a degree is no longer enough to make you stand out from the crowd. Instead, employers are looking for a candidate with transferable soft skills that will enable you to adapt quickly to working life and slot into a team.
29 June 2018
Prepare for Clearing with new online tools
Clearing opens this year on Thursday 5 July. Start preparing for it now, and you could get your future off to a great start… especially now that there are some new online tools available to make the process easier.
25 June 2018
The Stowe Family Law Award, Manchester
April 2018 saw Stowe Family Law’s Manchester office and ULaw Manchester come together to present an award to inspire the next generation of legal post graduates, as well as giving high achieving students’ recognition and improved prospects of finding a training contract at a reputable firm.
19 June 2018
How to impress at the National Law Fair
The University of Law is hosting the National Law Fair (NLF) at our Moorgate campus on Friday 22 June. This huge annual event gives law students a great opportunity to meet with exhibiting firms and recruiters from across the country and a range of legal areas. To find out how best to approach the fair, we asked ULaw’s Director of Employability John Watkins for some top tips on how to shine at the NLF.
18 June 2018
Environmental essay champion: An interview with Samuel March
Samuel March is currently studying the GDL at our Moorgate campus with aspirations of becoming a criminal barrister, but that hasn’t stopped him continuing his passion for the environment and sustainability. He recently won the 2018 Andrew Lees essay competition. We sat down with Sam to find out about his passion for the environment, what prompted him to undertake a conversion course into law and why he entered the essay competition.
15 June 2018
Set for Success: Karen Betts
Karen Betts studied the CPE and the LPC at our Guildford campus, graduating in 1997. Karen is now the Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, the first woman in the organisation's 105-year history to take on the role. Karen told us more about her career and how a background in law has helped her succeed.
30 April 2018
History Maker: James Libson
James Libson is an alumnus of The University of Law who graduated in 1991 and has since gone on to be involved in some of the most relevant cases of our recent history. Most notably, James formed part of the defence team supporting Deborah Lipstadt during the Holocaust libel case of the 1990s...
20 April 2018
A PERFECT BLEND: FORMER LAWYER AND TEA BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR ERICA MOORE
Saturday 21 April is National Tea Day so to celebrate, we decided to talk to ULaw alumna and entrepreneur Erica Moore who, after nearly six years of working as a lawyer in insurance and re-insurance, started her own ethical tea business in 2008: eteaket.
16 April 2018
As technology evolves, so too do its practical applications for enhancing our lives. In the 21st century, online learning has come on leaps and bounds in proving to be an effective method for attaining higher education qualifications.
04 April 2018
#BUSINESSTALKS: AN INTERVIEW WITH KAREN HOLDEN
Karen Holden took part in #BusinessTalks – a series of presentations by top professionals and part of The University of Law Business School’s unique pledge to bring business into the classroom.
29 March 2018
PICTURING SUCCESS: OLA SUNMOLAH, BUSINESS SCHOOL STUDENT
Ola Sunmolah is currently studying the BA (Hons) Business Management at The University of Law Business School. He completed his Foundation Year in 2017 and is now in Year 1 of his degree.
26 March 2018
BECOME A SOLICITOR YOUR WAY: THE MANY STUDY METHODS OF THE LPC
The LPC is the key qualification to becoming a solicitor. It’s an intensive course that focuses on the practical aspects of being a lawyer, building on the more academic training of the undergraduate legal courses.
23 March 2018
#BUSINESSTALKS: AN INTERVIEW WITH FEMI OPANEYE
Entrepreneur Femi Opaneye was one of the first speakers at #BusinessTalks – a series of presentations by top professionals and part of ULaw Business School’s unique pledge to bring business into the classroom.
20 March 2018
FUTURE HISTORY MAKER: CATHERINE BRYDGES
Catherine Brydges is an alumna of The University of Law who graduated from the Legal Practice Course in 2017 and has since gone on to work with the Government Legal Department.
16 March 2018
FUTURE HISTORY MAKER: LAUREN JONES
Lauren Jones is an alumna of The University of Law who studied the Bar Professional Training Course and graduated from our Birmingham campus in 2017.
12 March 2018
SET FOR SUCCESS: RACHEL WANG, DIRECTOR OF CHOCOLATE FILMS
An Entrepreneur of the Year, Rachel Wang is an alumna of The University of Law who, after completing her LPC and working in corporate finance for four years, decided to set up her own video production company. It may not seem like the most obvious career digression, but Rachel’s legal education has come in pretty handy over the years.
08 March 2018
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: AN INTERVIEW WITH ALUMNA LITSAN CHONG
The University of Law prides itself on encouraging and supporting students from all walks of life to follow their aspirations to pursue a career in what they love. To champion the achievements of our alumnae on International Women’s Day we decided to catch up with Litsan Chong...
06 March 2018
HISTORY MAKER: CHERIE BLAIR, FOUNDER AND CHAIR OF OMNIA STRATEGY LLP
Alumna Cherie Blair honoured with a History Maker Award by the University for her incredible work as a committed and active campaigner on equality and human rights issues. Cherie studied for her Bar Finals with ULaw in 1975. She was called to the Bar in 1976, initially working in broad practice including personal injury, criminal and family law.
27 February 2018
UCAS Extra opened on Sunday 25 February, giving students a second chance to apply to universities for September 2018 entry. But who’s it for and how do you use it? We got some advice from the Admissions team at The University of Law on UCAS Extra.
19 February 2018
UNDERSTANDING THE SQE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR ME
Last year the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced their decision to reform solicitor qualification in England and Wales by introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). The SRA have been consulting on reforms since 2015, and their proposals have been controversial with firms and universities alike. Now that they’ve decided how they want to proceed, students looking to qualify as a solicitor are asking about what the changes might mean.
09 February 2018
CMI SAYS: PERFECTING YOUR PERSONAL BRANDING
The University of Law Business School is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and through this partnership we’re pleased to bring you a series of blog articles from the CMI on how to be the best business professional that you can be. We look forward to bringing you more great advice and insights from the CMI and our other Business School experts in the future, but for now...
02 February 2018
Set for Success: Rebecca Moore
Rebecca Moore is a Trainee Solicitor at Stowe Family Law and one of 15 ULaw alumni now working within the firm. After completing her GDL and LPC at The University of Law, Rebecca joined Stowe Family Law in 2016 and has worked her way up through the ranks. Here she talks about her experience, aspirations and motivations to work in a family law firm.
29 January 2018
ASSESSMENT CENTRES: THE FUTURE OF EMPLOYMENT
Training contract assessment centres might seem like a rather daunting concept, but they don’t have to be. We sat down with The University of Law’s Employability Director, John Watkins, to find out more about what assessment centres are, where they came from and to get some top tips on ensuring you make the most of your opportunity to impress.
22 January 2018
MISSED THE UCAS DEADLINE? DON'T PANIC...HERE'S WHAT TO DO
The UCAS application deadline came and went on Monday 15 January with an almost audible sigh coming from students across the country as they completed their submissions in the nick of time. But what if, for whatever reason, you missed it?
19 December 2017
Paula Littlewood, Ulaw Teacher of the Year 2017 | The University of Law
Paula Littlewood was voted Teacher of the Year by students at The University of Law in 2017, receiving her well-deserved award at the November graduation ceremony.
27 October 2017
As you like it: Study options to suit any lifestyle | The University of Law
At The University of Law we offer a variety of course lengths and study methods designed to suit students in any situation. Whether it’s our full-time three year degrees or part-time courses, our two year accelerated courses, or our online study options, there are different benefits to all forms of study.
19 September 2017
Aim High: Where a Business degree can take you
Business degrees are hands-down the most popular choices for undergraduate studies in the UK, and for good reason. It’s one of the most diverse and well-rounded fields of higher education out there, offering a vast array of transferable skills that can lead you into almost any industry. Here we’ve picked out some of the most common areas that business graduates go into after their studies.
15 September 2017
Making the Most of Freshers Week
Freshers’ Week is upon us and students are flooding into centres across the country. It’s an exciting time for many new undergraduates getting that first taste of freedom and independence, but there’s a lot more to Freshers’ Week than partying and freebies.
25 August 2017
CATCHING UP AFTER CLEARING: HOW TO GET UP TO SPEED AT SHORT NOTICE
Joining a course through Clearing might feel like you’re on the back foot, but that doesn’t have to be the case.
17 August 2017
CLEARING: HOW IT WORKED FOR ME, FROM ULAW LLB STUDENTS
If you’ve got a big red ring around Thursday 17 August you will know that A Level results day is fast approaching.
01 August 2017
Hackathon Inspires Innovation
This month two hundred lawyers, tech experts and students gathered at The University of Law’s Moorgate campus to compete in the Online Courts Hackathon.
21 July 2017
How to Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation Scheme
Exams are coming to an end and the summer is upon us, which means that firms around the country are about to welcome hundreds of law students onto their summer vacation schemes. Congratulations to you if you’re one of those students; be sure to get the most out of this excellent opportunity with our top tips on making this valuable work placement work for you.
04 July 2017
Set for Success: Mariam Munang
Alumna Mariam Munang is an Associate Legal Officer at the United Nations (UN), which takes actions on issues confronting humanity in the 21st century. Based in its New York headquarters, she secured the job through the UN’s highly competitive Young Professionals Programme (YPP). She now works with colleagues across the world and travels internationally to work on major UN inquiries. Mariam is part of a new generation of lawyers who started their careers at ULaw, having studied our Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC); here, she talks about her exciting career.
30 June 2017
Set for Success: Shami Chakrabarti
Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, is a member of the House of Lords, Labour politician, barrister and former director of the human rights group Liberty. She is also an Honorary Doctor of The University of Law. Shami was the keynote speaker at our BPTC 20th anniversary event in June 2017, where she spoke passionately about the rule of law and the role of lawyers in maintaining it. Before delivering her speech, she spoke to us about her career successes.
20 June 2017
Understanding CMI: An interview with CEO Ann Francke
With all of The University of Law Business School’s postgraduate qualifying degrees accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), you can be sure that you’re working towards a prestigious qualification. But what exactly is CMI, and what do they do? To find out, we asked CEO Ann Francke to give us an insight into CMI’s objectives, and get a few tips from the top on how to succeed.
02 June 2017
GDL Inns Scholarship Interview Tips
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19 May 2017
Summertime Swotting: Preparing for the BPTC
You’ve applied to a place at an Inn of Court and now you’re waiting to start your BPTC course. Congratulations. It’s time to start prepping, so what can you do over the summer months to make sure you’re fighting fit for September? We asked Matt Withers, Future Pupil Programme Coordinator at The University of Law, what aspiring barristers can do to get a step ahead.
12 May 2017
How to get a scholarship for The University of Law’s 2017 courses
If you’ve got the skills and the brains to study law, a lack of funds should never stop you. The University of Law firmly believes in supporting bright students from all backgrounds who want to study law – so much so that it offers the UK’s largest combined university law scholarship and bursaries fund, standing at just over £600,000.
03 May 2017
Alumni Profile: Nicholas Plant
Alumnus Nicholas Plant heads up the private equity practice at the world’s largest law firm, Dentons. Here he shares what his law firm looks for and explains how a law degree can set you up for success.
27 April 2017
Alumni profile: Baroness Warsi
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi is a lawyer, businesswoman, campaigner and the first Muslim to serve in a British cabinet.
27 April 2017
Alumni profile: Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by The University of Law in its graduation ceremony this month (April 2017).
13 April 2017
Ayisha Robertson, a pupil at Pump Court Chambers, studied the GDL and BPTC part-time at The University of Law. A career changer with a young family, Ayisha shares some great tips for applying to the Bar.
03 March 2017
Lessons in a Legal Career from Alumna Karen Holden
Karen Holden, founder of A City Law Firm, studied our LPC part-time while working in the public sector and recently made headlines. Here she shares her secrets for success.
09 December 2016
Nailing Training Contracts with Kishan Parshotam
Having graduated top of his class, we asked Kishan Parshotam how he secured a training contract with a leading Magic Circle firm.
01 December 2016
The Skills You Need to Succeed by Justine Watkinson
Justine Watkinson, alumna of ULaw and Partner & Head of Employment at Hillyer McKeown, shares her tips on increasing your employability and how to stand out.
18 November 2016
Alumnus Sergii Kupriienko on Our Pro Bono Opportunities
Sergii Kupriienko, an alumnus of The University of Law, studied for his LPC at our Guildford centre graduating in 2015. Whilst there he took full advantage of the careers and employability service we offer, including the extensive pro bono programme. Continue reading.
04 November 2016
Alumna Interview: Amber Melville-Brown
Amber Melville-Brown studied at the College of Law in London and now runs the media and reputation team at international law firm, Withers.
21 October 2016
Trailblazing Diversity Lecture and Prizegiving Ceremony
Last month we hosted Vernon Hill, Chairman and founder of Metro Bank PLC and their General Counsel Sally-Ann James at a special invite only talk at our Moorgate centre. Our students and staff heard first-hand about the business challenges of launching the first new bank to hit British high streets in more than 100 years. Continue reading.
26 August 2016
Alumni Interview: Jane Gray, Solicitor for Stowe Family Law LLP
Jane Gray heads up the wills, tax trusts and probate team at the country’s largest family law specialists, Stowe Family Law LLP. Here, Jane provides an insight into becoming a family lawyer and offers advice to others wanting to take the same path. Continue reading.
02 February 2016
Alumni Profile: Nastassia Burton
ULaw alumna Nastassia Burton took her LPC at ULaw Chester. She’s now managing partner at the UK’s largest specialist family law firm. Here she talks about her journey to the top, and offers some great insights for aspiring lawyers. Continue reading.
18 December 2015
Graduate Star: Melissa King
ULaw graduate star, Melissa King, took the 2-year accelerated law degree at the London Bloomsbury centre. She received three training contract offers, finally deciding on Ashford LLP, and is now taking her LLM LPC at ULaw Bristol. She helped found ULaw’s online prospectus by students, #liveprospectus, and is a media ambassador. Here she shares her experience so far, with some great advice for law students just starting out. Continue reading.
10 December 2015
Hannah Clifford, 2015 Graduate Star
Hannah Clifford graduated last week having achieved a First in her LLB, which she studied at ULaw in Birmingham. Currently studying for her LPC, she gives some invaluable advice based on her own experiences of securing a training contract with Irwin Mitchell. Continue reading.
16 November 2015
: Alumni Profile: Solomon Wifa, Partner Willkie Farr & Gallagher
ULaw alumnus Solomon Wifa can lay claim to helping get a man off death row in Jamaica as well as becoming the youngest-ever managing partner of the London office of international firm O’Melveny & Myers. His incredible journey is a real inspiration to students and testament to hard work and perseverance. He shares it with us here. Continue reading.
15 September 2015
Alumna Interview: Christina Georgiou
Christina Georgiou’s hard work and determination sees her starting her training contract with Squire Patton Boggs this month. Here she shares her journey and offers some great advice to those students starting out. Continue reading.
17 August 2015
Alumni Profile: Nick Connor, Managing Director, Volvo Car UK
We caught up with alumnus Nick Connor who graduated from Guildford centre in 1987. Here he shares his experience of studying with us, explains how a qualification in law has helped him achieve his ambitions and offers advice to those just starting out. Continue reading.
02 July 2015
Alumni Interview: Steve Shaw, BP plc
Steve Shaw is Head of Communications for Technology, Safety and Legal at BP plc. Here he shares how a qualification in law has helped him and gives some advice to law students just starting out. Continue reading.
23 December 2013
Eight Legal Market Predictions for 2014
We’ve been gazing into the crystal ball to try and identify the trends that will shape the legal profession in the coming year Continue reading.
24 April 2013
Nine Ways to Shine in Law Exams
Remembering is only the beginning... Continue reading.