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.
Damien – studying the LLB at Leeds
I wanted to see what the university atmosphere was like so I attended both the open and applicant day. They really helped me make the right decision when it came down to choosing what university I wanted to attend.
We were given a taster session, where we worked in groups with other students and tutors to solve problems. This showed that the teaching didn’t only involve independent study, instead there are a lot more opportunities to work in groups and learn from other students.
The open day was very welcoming, it was the perfect environment because I am certain many students were very nervous. As well as that it was very interactive. The open day had a huge influence on my decision where to study because the university as a whole felt like a community and it seemed like the staff were very close to the students, making the place feel very welcoming.
Ella – studying the LLB at Leeds
I went to a ULaw open day because I wanted to be able to see the campus I was potentially going to study at and meet some of the tutors. I also wanted to be able to interact with current students and be able to ask them about their current experience at ULaw.
There was a taster session in the format of a usual workshop. The session was not what I thought the teaching would be at university, but was very helpful in allowing me to see the high level of teaching which was delivered before starting my course.
I met lots of student ambassadors during the open day and they were extremely open when describing their personal experiences at ULaw. They all seemed very satisfied with the quality work of teaching, the support provided and their degree overall, which were all important factors I was considering when choosing the university I was going to go to.
I am now friends with a number of the student ambassadors I met at the open day who are now currently studying postgraduate courses at ULaw.
The open day solidified my decision to apply for my place at ULaw. Any questions I had were answered during the day and made me feel absolutely comfortable and confirmed that it was the place I wanted to study.
I would definitely recommend attending an Open Day. Talking to current students is useful in understanding the actual experience when studying at ULaw. It’s an invaluable event and it definitely influenced my decision to choose to study at ULaw.
David – studying the LLB at Guildford
I was aware of ULaw’s reputation as an academic institution specialising in law. As this was my chosen field of study, I was keen to see how the course and teaching would differ from those universities providing a more traditional array of courses. Furthermore, having passed the Guildford campus on several occasions in the past, I was keen to have a look around. Upon the first open day, I was very impressed with what I saw and attended the second in order to ask further questions which arose from my first visit.
The taster sessions were particularly useful in providing a demonstration of the teaching methods used at ULaw. This allowed me to experience first-hand the practical focus of the teaching and use this as a basis for deciding whether the teaching style was right for my learning preferences.
As a career changer, I felt that a lot of the focus of open days and events at other universities was solely upon college students completing their A Levels. At the Ulaw open day, I was able to talk to one of the student ambassadors who was himself a career changer. We discussed how the course operates and why the practice-based teaching methods are particularly beneficial to those with prior experience of the professional workplace. This discussion was a major contributing factor to my decision to attend ULaw.
I met another prospective student at the second open day I attended. We struck up a conversation and discovered that we both came from the same town. This was great, as when I started the LLB in September, I already knew someone from my intake. We are still great friends and work alongside each other regularly.
The campus tour was greatly enjoyable, not only because it allowed me to look around the picturesque grounds of the Guildford campus, but also because it allowed me to consider whether this was the sort of environment in which I could see myself studying for the next three years.
The open day allowed me to gain a vital insight into the practice-based teaching methods and specialist facilities on offer at ULaw, which I was able to contrast with what was on offer at other universities.
I would strongly advise anyone considering studying at ULaw to attend an open day. Open days provide the perfect opportunity to experience first-hand what it is that makes ULaw unique and sets it apart from other universities teaching law. There is no better resource available for making an informed decision as to whether studying at ULaw is right for you.
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