Studying in Nottingham
The University of Law Nottingham
The University of Law, Nottingham, is a brand new campus opening in September 2019. It is ideally situated within Nottingham’s stunning One Royal Standard Place in the city’s Business District adjacent to Nottingham Castle and close to many of the city’s top law firms and businesses. The campus will provide modern teaching facilities and innovative student spaces all within walking distance of numerous historic pubs, restaurants, theatres and entertainment venues. Nottingham’s award-winning public transport system gives easy access to and from the campus.
- Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
- Legal Practice Course (LPC)
- MA Law (Master of Arts)
- MSc Legal Technology (Master of Sciences)
- Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) / Certificate (PG Cert) Legal Technology
Nottingham Undergraduate Award
If you are a UK/EU applicant who is a mature student, first in your family to attend higher education, a care leaver or a student with a disability, then we will award you £1,000, to be offset against your course fee, for each year of your degree. You do not need to apply for this bursary, as it will automatically be applied based on details in your UCAS application.
Nottingham Undergraduate Award Terms and Conditions
Nottingham Postgraduate Award
To celebrate our inaugural year in the city of Nottingham, we are offering the Nottingham Postgraduate Award to all postgraduate students studying our GDL, LPC, MA Law, MSc Legal Technology and PG Dip Legal Technology starting in September 2019. The award will be for £1,000, to be offset against the course fee.
Nottingham Postgraduate Award Terms and Conditions
Nottingham Campus Dean's LPC Award
We are offering bursaries to students whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from completing their legal studies and entering the legal profession. The Nottingham Campus Dean’s LPC Awards are offered to all students wishing to study our LPC at our new Nottingham campus in September 2019, who can demonstrate strong academic credentials. Up to 10 awards are available. Each award is worth £2,000.
Postgraduate Scholarship and Bursary Awards Terms and Conditions
*Subject to approval.
Getting to the Nottingham Campus - Opening in September 2019
The University of Law
1 Royal Standard Place
Use the embedded map or click through to the larger map for directions by car. Please note that there is no on-site car parking available however parking is available nearby, including;
|Car Parking Options|
|Q-Park Talbot Street|
|Upper Parliament Street Car Park|
|NCP Car Park Notthingham Maid Marian Way|
View the Nottingham City Transport bus timetable.
By train or tram
Train station / Tram stop
Nottingham Railway Station
Old Market Square Tram Stop
Lace Market Tram Stop
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 Nottingham
- Useful information about things to do and see around the Nottingham Campus
- Property listings search for students who have accepted at the Nottingham 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 Nottingham. 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.
Situated in the heart of the city centre, the Glasshouse student accommodation is only a short walk to The University of Law. Transport links are easily accessible and you’ll find a supermarket and shopping centre all on the doorstep of this fabulous student accommodation. The Glasshouse student accommodation in Nottingham offers a wide variety of student rooms, including shared flats with en-suite rooms, or for those looking for more privacy, a modern studio apartment.
All flats have a modern, well equipped kitchen and all rooms have a large, comfortable bed, a desk and chair, and there’s 100Mbps wifi available throughout the building. Flats have a spacious shared living room, and there’s a common room if you want to socialise or have a chat on the comfortable sofas, where you can also watch your favourite shows on the flat screen TV with Sky. On fine days, why not relax in the sunny courtyard.
There are on-site laundry facilities and all utility bills are included for peace of mind.
The hospitality team is available to answer any questions and the CCTV and secure door entry system ensure you are safe.
When you get out and about there’s many parks to have a leisurely stroll around such as Victoria Park (a quick 7 minutes’ walk away) or Arboretum Park.
Nottingham is a diverse, multicultural city with something for everyone, so for the best in contemporary student accommodation put yourself close to the action at The Glasshouse.
Costs from £135 per person, per week.
For more information on guaranteed accommodation for undergraduate students, please see undergraduate accommodation. 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.
Commercial awareness programme
Today’s lawyers must understand how businesses work and need to be able to network and interact with other legal professionals and clients. The University of Law Nottingham will provide a range of activities and events that you will help you prepare for all aspects of life in practice.
Below is just a selection of the events we will be running at The University of Law Nottingham.
Our commercial awareness programme has two key components:
Each year a range of leading lawyers visit the University to give presentations on the key issues facing lawyers and their own experiences in commercial practice. Recent presentations include:
- Life as a Corporate Finance Lawyer
- The Solicitors’ Firm as a Business
- Money Laundering
- Things You Should Know Before Going into Practice
- Sex, Money and Death: Life as a Commercial Pensions Lawyer
- Life as an In-House Lawyer
- Client Care
- Mediation in practice
- A day in the life of an intellectual property lawyer
- Life as Director of Football management at a premiership football club.
Interested in a Career at the Bar?
We hold various events for students who are interested in a career at the Bar.
Barrister Insight Evening
A great opportunity to meet members of the Bar; this panel event allows you to ask questions to students and practitioners at various stages of their career, from students on the BPTC, Pupil Barristers and all the way up to those who have been practising at the Bar for over 10 year. This is followed by a drinks reception where you will get to network and chat with the practitioners in an informal setting.
We arrange visits to various courts in the region, including the Magistrates’ Courts and the Crown Court. You will also be able to arrange your own visits to other courts that reflect your own areas of interest.
Mooting is the oral presentation of a legal issue or problem. Students are given a legal issue and must present their side of the case to a panel of judges using relevant legal arguments.
We hold in-house mooting competitions for intending barristers on our GDL and for students on our BPTC. This provides students with an essential opportunity to put their advocacy skills into practice. The finals of these competitions are judged by practising barristers and judges.
Frequently our students also go on to put their skills to use in national, and international, mooting competitions.
The Careers and Employability team at The University of Law Nottingham will include a team of experienced legal careers consultants who will be on hand to give you advice and guidance on your first steps to your career in law. From 1-2-1 sessions to mock interviews and assessment centres the team will be available to guide you through your chosen career path.
The University of Law has an award-winning pro bono service. The Pro Bono Programme gives you a unique opportunity to put the legal skills you are learning into practice and to make a real difference to the lives of those in your community with unmet legal needs.
Throughout the opportunities you engage in, you will also be developing essential legal skills that employers will be looking for; it is acknowledged that high quality, relevant work experience is now CV imperative.
You do not need prior knowledge of a particular area of law before participating in many of the pro bono schemes. We provide you with support and training.
It’s not all work. We understand that extra-curricular activities provide a welcome break from studying and at The University of Law Nottingham we support a wide range of student sport and social events.
Student Social Committee
At the beginning of each academic year students are invited to apply for positions on the Student Social Committee, supported by the Student Association. This student led committee then devises, promotes and organises a variety of social events for students throughout the year, supported in an advisory and administrative capacity by the Student Services team.
Examples of recent activities at campuses include:
- Winter Masquerade Ball
- Charity Football Tournament
- Summer Ball
- Pub Quiz
- Visits to places of interest.
Clubs and societies
Our students organise a range of clubs and societies to match their interests, including:
- Academic events society
- Adventist Students on Campus
- Harry Potter
- Performing Arts
- Sikh society
- International society
Students are encouraged and supported to set up new societies.