Studying at London Bloomsbury
The University of Law
Situated in the heart of London, Bloomsbury is our largest campus and is close to London’s major legal and business hubs.
Law Courses Available
- LLB (Hons) Law
- LLB (Hons) Senior Status
- LLB (Hons) Law with Business
- LLB (Hons) Law with International Business
- LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
- LLB (Hons) Law with Government and Politics
- LLB (Hons) Law with International Diplomacy
- International Foundation Programme
- Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
- Master of Arts in Law (MA Law)
- Legal Practice Course (LPC)
- Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
- Professional Skills Course (PSC)
- Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists Course (ACTAPS)
Business Courses Available
- BA (Hons) Business Management
- BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance)
- BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resource Management)
- BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing)
- BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
- International Foundation Programme
Getting to the London Bloomsbury Campus
The University of Law
14 Store Street
By public transport
There is no car parking available on site so we highly recommend you use public transport. Access to timetables and routes are available from the Transport for London (TFL) website.
By London Underground
The nearest underground stations are Goodge Street (Northern Line) and Tottenham Court Road (Central & Northern Line).
Bicycles can be hired and collected from any one of London's 700 docking stations. The nearest Santander Cycle Hire docking station is Alfred Place. To find a docking station, enter your location details into the find a docking station tool.
Use the embedded map or click through to the larger map for directions by car.
Accommodation for students
The University of Law has an online accommodation portal for all students. Lawstudentpad provides:
- Helpful advice on choosing a property to rent in Bloomsbury
- Useful information about things to do and see around the Bloomsbury campus
- Property listings search for students who have accepted at the Bloomsbury campus
Visit Studentpad to find out more.
If you’d like to find other University of Law students to privately rent with, or you have a spare room in your house/flat share, why not join our Housemate Hub Facebook group to chat and make living arrangements with fellow students? Find us on Facebook - search groups for ‘Official University of Law Group - Housemate Hub’.
Accommodation for undergraduate students
We have reserved accommodation for our students with some of the UK’s leading student accommodation providers, who pride themselves in ensuring that you have a safe, comfortable place to live while you’re studying at The University of Law Bloomsbury. Not only that, but by staying in University-nominated accommodation you’ll get to meet students studying at universities across the city, as well as live with your fellow undergraduate students.
- Homes For Students – Camden Studio at Hawley Crescent*
- Modern flats shared with other University of Law undergraduate students, located in the heart of Camden
- Fully-furnished two bed En-suite bedrooms
- Rooms include a bathroom, study areas, wardrobes and a fully-fitted shared kitchen
- Communal areas include a common room and roof terrace
- Conveniently located for The University of Law, a 11 minute cycle away
- Wi-Fi and all bills included
- On-site facilities –laundry, common room, bike storage, CCTV , 24-hour staff and security cover.
Location of accommodation
In the heart of Camden, one of the most vibrant and diverse parts of the city with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. A short walking distance to one of the biggest parks in London- Regents Park and a 12 minute tube ride away from the University of Law, the Bloomsbury area and the shopping district.
From £205 per person, per week
For more information on Hawley Crescent please visit http://wearehomesforstudents.com/london-hawley-crescent
*Our guarantee of an offer of accommodation may either be at any advertised accommodation provider, subject to availability, or in the event that the advertised accommodation provider is not available, we shall guarantee you an offer of accommodation at an alternative UK leading student accommodation provider.
Some of the activities we run at The University of Law London Bloomsbury include:
The Technology Forum
The Technology Forum provides students with an opportunity to learn about and discuss developments in technology generally and how they impact on businesses, including law firms in particular. The Forum benefits from prestigious guest speakers.
Throughout the academic year a range of external speakers deliver lectures to students with a broad “commercial awareness” theme which enables students to expand their knowledge of legal practice. A wide variety of subjects are covered, recent examples include talks by practitioners about life as an in-house lawyer, personal injury lawyer and international family lawyer. Another recent talk focussed on the commercial operations of law firms as a business and advice upon what law firms are looking for in a trainee.
The Criminal Justice and Human Rights Forum
The Criminal Justice and Human Rights Forum provides a regular and exciting opportunity for students and staff to meet and consider issues of social justice. This Forum explores some of the big issues that often motivate people to become lawyers in the first place.
As well as being a great opportunity to be motivated by excellent speakers, it offers an incredible insight into the work of these individuals, who in the process are more than happy to offer advice and guidance for those wishing to enter into this field of law. It will also enable you to practice your networking skills which are so vital to achieving your goals. You will also be able to meet like-minded colleagues who are keen to make a difference in these vital, yet under resourced areas of law.
Recent speakers have inspired and encouraged us by speaking passionately about the work of a criminal barrister and giving us a valuable insight into this role. We have also heard from lawyers who have made it their life work to bring human rights to the prison population in this country, and to parts of Africa by means of the African Prison Project.
In addition to our exciting and challenging series of speakers, the Criminal Justice and Human Rights Forum plans an annual conference for the benefit of its students.
Bar Events Programme and Competitions
The BPTC team run a great variety of events throughout the year many of which are open to all students. Recent examples include:
- Counsel and
Canapes” networking events for current and former BPTC students with members of
the local Bar;
- "How to Succeed at the Junior Bar" an internal panel event with judges and practitioners followed by networking for current BPTC students and LL.B/GDL students interested in the Bar;
- Pupillage Application Question Time: your questions answered concerning how to secure a pupillage;
- Attendance at Criminal Mock Trials at local Crown Court with BPTC students as counsel, and LL.B/GDL/LPC students acting as jurors and trainee police officers acting as police witnesses in the case;
- Civil mock trials at a local County Court, judged by real judges, for BPTC students;
- Mediation Competition: BPTC and LPC students have the opportunity to get involved in a national mediation competition;
- Negotiation Competition: an internal event for BPTC students;
- Plea in mitigation (advocacy) competition for BPTC students, judged by senior members of a top criminal set of chambers;
- The Advocacy Committee: numerous internal and external events organised by the Master/Mistress of moots who chairs the Committee assisted by BPTC Advocacy Scholars. The Committee organises events for GDL and BPTC students, including entries into international competitions and human rights conferences;
- Numerous Bar careers events and Future Pupil Programme events throughout the year organised by our excellent specialist Bar careers team;
- Practitioner events for BPTC students; experienced members of the local Bar attend to give advocacy feedback and advice on complicated Ethical issues. More great networking opportunities;
- BPTC students on
the LLM programme have excellent pro bono and advocacy opportunities acting for
real clients under expert supervision of ULaw legal advice centre barristers
Our GDL students have the opportunity to gain valuable training in the skills of oral presentation, advocacy and teamwork through participation in our mooting competitions, with especial thanks to The London Bar Society. Run on a knock-out basis, the preliminary rounds are judged by fellow students on the BPTC and LPC and the final rounds by practitioners.
The Bloomsbury Campus holds an annual photography competition which allows students to showcase their photography skills. The competition is open to all students at the Campus and the winning entries are selected by a judging panel comprising professional photographers. The five best submissions are displayed around the Store Street building during the winter semester. Students and staff are then given the opportunity to potentially purchase their favourite pictures at an open auction, with all profits from the auction going to our chosen charity.
Investment Game - "the FooTSE League"
Become a virtual share trader and pit your wits against other students
and the investment professionals by taking part in The University of Law Share
Challenge. This is a ‘share race’ investment game designed to introduce you to
the financial world by raising your awareness of, and interest in, the factors
that influence share values and investment decisions.
Working in small teams, you will become a virtual share trader and pit your wits against other students. You will be given a fictional £100,000 to invest in a portfolio of shares.
You will then trade your shares over a period of time with a view to maximising the value of your portfolio – highest value wins. To win this competition you will need to work as a team, apply lateral and strategic thinking and have nerves of steel.
The University of Law at Bloomsbury provides a first-class Careers and Employability service that includes a team of experienced legal careers consultants, who are on hand to give you advice and guidance on your career in law. Visit resources and facilities to find out more.
Links with employers
We have a strong network of links with employers, businesses and professional organisations. We recognise that the better connected we are, the more likely it is that our students will achieve their career goals.
Employer talks and outside speaker programme
Throughout the year our Employability team hosts presentations from a wide range of lawyers from both local and national firms, from in house lawyers in various industries and barristers at the independent bar.
These focus both on key issues affecting the legal profession and on specific areas of legal practice. The programme allows students to gather key information on what is going on in the legal marketplace and how to be a part of it.
The Employability team organises a popular and successful mentoring scheme matching successful applicants with a mentor who works in the legal profession. The scheme gives students a valuable insight into how to succeed in their career. Mentors are drawn from a wide variety of practice areas and we endeavour to match successful applicants with a mentor with similar career interests and experiences.
The University of Law has an award winning pro bono service. Students studying at our London campuses can access the full range of supervised pro bono opportunities offered across both London sites. These take place either on campus, with external organisations or supervised remotely to include our part time and interactive students. Below are details of some of the schemes we have run in London. There are changes year-to-year, but we will always provide a range of options designed to enhance the employability of our students.
Day with a Judge
University of Law students meet with Court staff to prepare roles for a mock trial before a District Judge in the London Central County Court. This involves planning their time, reviewing a case, rehearsing and gaining knowledge of Court procedure. A valuable opportunity to see how a Judge decides a case.
Legal advice clinic (LAC)
This is a free legal
advice service run by student advisors inside the University for members of the
public under the supervision of solicitors experienced in social welfare law.
Areas covered include housing, leasehold disputes, employment, family and
Working in the legal advice clinic gives students an insight into the workings of a legal practice, a chance to work as a member of the team, and to give much needed help to members of the community.
University of Law students usually interview clients in pairs or threes, to obtain details of the case and then work together to produce a letter of advice. Students gain interviewing, legal research, case analysis, drafting and file management skills through this hands-on experience.
Our telephone advice clinic for family and employment matters involves students obtaining details from the client prior to the supervising solicitor giving advice. The students shadow the solicitor advising the client and then write up an attendance note.
Employment Litigants in PersonIn partnership with the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), University of Law students volunteer at their advice service and have the opportunity to help interview and advise clients, assist with tribunal paperwork and help prepare them for hearings.
is an innovative legal literacy scheme where students work directly with
schools, community groups and prisons.
University of Law students devise and deliver workshops on different areas of law including social enterprises, welfare rights, rights on arrest, education law, employment law, company law and fundraising. Streetlaw also runs a mock trial scheme called 'Your day in court', where students work with school pupils on a theft, a Magistrates’ and Crown Court case.
Students gain experience in legal research, preparation of presentations, time management, client care, file management and communication skills. They will also discover how the law impacts on everyday life.
We also run a Streetlaw library that involves students preparing legal information in leaflet form to give to current clients of the Legal Advice Centre, the Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person’s scheme which helps them progress their case themselves where necessary. Participation in this scheme requires research, creativity and drafting skills to prepare a document which a layperson can understand but is accurate for legal content and procedure.
Bloomsbury’s wide range of student-run sports and social events reflect the diversity of the centre. At the beginning of your course, you can elect to run a society, club or event of your choice – or simply join one.
Current activities range from the intellectually stimulating, fun, or sheer physical and include:
- Street dance
- Lawyer in Visual Entertainment
- Amnesty International
- Balls and parties.
A range of parties and balls are also organised for Bloomsbury and Moorgate students throughout the year by a former University of Law student, including a Freshers' party, Holly and Mistletoe party and end of year ball.