• International students

    Facilities and support for international students

  • International student support   

    Moving to a new country to study is a big decision, so we do all we can to help you settle in. Our Student Support Services team can advise you on everything from getting a UK bank account or a mobile phone, to finding accommodation. We can also organise a meet and greet service at the airport when you arrive in the UK.  

    There are also a range of clubs and societies at our University of Law centres which will help you make friends, settle in and feel at home. 

    The University of Law has a dedicated international visa office, which can provide professional support and advice on matters relating to international student visas. For more information, please contact the International Visa Office team on +44 (0) 1483 216588 or e-mail visaoffice@law.ac.uk

    The following tabs provide some useful information on student life in the UK, our facilities and the support available for international students.

    • Student life in the UK

      At each of our centres throughout the UK you’ll find there’s an excellent social scene, combining the best the host city has to offer and a huge choice of activities within the centre itself. Wherever you’re studying, you'll find entertainment from cinemas, galleries and theatres, live music, shopping and restaurants.

      Of course, the most important bit is getting your career in law off to a flying start and with excellent pro bono opportunities you’ll be well placed to start gaining practical legal experience. 

      You’ll also be surrounded by people who, like you, want to pursue a legal career.

      For information on support for international students studying in the UK please see the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.

      For further information on living in the UK and to help you plan ahead download our pre-departure guide.

    • Social life at The University of Law

      The University of Law encourages a community feel at each of its centres, and so students will find a lively social scene at whichever one they attend. Each centre has its own social committee made up of students who organise nights out, balls and other events.

      Each centre also has lots of clubs and societies – these are all run by students and so the exact clubs and societies on offer vary depending on what students want – at present there is everything from rugby, football and netball to rock climbing, cooking, and book clubs, right through to yoga and wine tasting.

      Centres often have links with local charities and support these through a range of fundraising activities throughout the year involving both staff and students.

      They also offer other activities for students to participate in which will help develop their CV, for example the Share Challenge (where students choose a ‘fantasy portfolio’ of shareholdings and monitor them over a period of months, the Business game (where students act as a board of directors to a fictional company and must try to increase the shareholder value), interviewing competitions, negotiation competitions, mooting competitions and mock trials. 

      These activities vary from centre to centre – visit the page of the centre you are interested in to find out more about what’s on offer there.

    • Student welfare and support 

      Academic Support
      If you are having difficulty with a particular subject on the course, you can discuss your issues with your subject tutor.

      Disability Support
      If you have any special requirements or needs during your time at The University of Law, there is a lot of support available to you. All information about Disability Support for students with disabilities and/or learning difficulties can be found on the Disability Support Service section of our website. 

      Student Services
      Each of our centres has a Student Services Team who will provide you with a one-stop shop covering all course administration, finance, accommodation and general student information. Our friendly staff will be on hand to help you with any aspect of the course.

      Areas they can help with include:

      • Accommodation advice 
      • Attendance/arranging alternative sessions
      • Change of address
      • Lockers
      • Practice Related Activities 
      • Proof of student status letters
      • Timetabling information
      • Travel discounts
      • References
      • Marketing/communication of student activities
      • All general course related queries
      • Electives/Options
      • Materials
      • Timetabling
      • Classing
      Tutor Support
      There is plenty of personal support available at each centre – all students are assigned a personal tutor when they start, who will have regular meetings with them to monitor their progress, and professional counselling is available.

    • Facilities

      Each centre has its own library, fully stocked with textbooks, journals, encyclopaedias, law reports and statute books. Opening times vary across campuses. Students can renew loans online.


      All of our centres have state of the art IT suites, with high ratios of networked PCs to students. Wi-Fi internet access is widely available. Each student is allocated a £50 printing budget for the year.

      Online learning system

      On accepting a place at The University of Law, students are given an e-mail account and access to our ELITE blackboard system. ELITE gives access to all major subscription databases for legal research, houses online versions of the course materials distributed to students, and displays all of the up-to-date news for students on their course at their centre.

      International resources

      Some international sources for legal research are available on the legal databases which The University of Law subscribes to. For example, LexisLibrary includes international cases, legislation and journals for countries such as Canada and Hong Kong. The Practical Law (PL) databases include access to a wide range of cross border handbooks including countries such as Italy, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.


      Refreshments are available at all centres, either in the form of a cafeteria offering hot and cold meals and drinks, or in the form of vending machines located throughout the building.