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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clearing Clinics

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

GDL Inns Scholarship Interview Tips

GDL Inns scholarship interview tips