Tamara is from Nigeria and came to Bradford to study LLB Law at the University of Bradford.
I’ve always leaned towards the side of justice
“I chose to study law as I’m an outspoken person who has always leaned towards the side of justice. I also love researching and debating, so working in law has always appealed to me and it was something I knew I wanted to pursue as a career.
“Doing a law degree isn’t easy – there’s a lot of hard work involved – but law is something I’m really passionate about, so studying it has come naturally to me.”
Bradford is a fantastic city
“I chose Bradford as I love the city, and I loved what the University had to offer. Its compact campus and state-of-the-art facilities really appealed to me. I also have family living in the city, so it was the perfect choice for me.
“The city itself is fantastic, and is packed full of beautiful historical buildings, museums and places to eat. I love the history of the city, as well as all the neighbouring towns, like Saltaire. There’s a lot to do here, which I don’t think a lot of people realise.”
You cover all aspects of law
“The course covers a diverse range of topics, including all different aspects of law. You learn everything from contract law to human rights law, so you can identify what interests you the most and determine which area of law you’d like to go on to work in.
“It gives you the knowledge you need to be able to make informed choices.”
You get to put experience into practice
“The law clinic module is fantastic. You get to meet people from the community who need legal advice, so you get the opportunity to put your learning into practice and help make a real difference to people’s lives.
“Throughout the degree, you also get to read a lot of cases. This involves studying a case, identifying any issues, and then applying your knowledge and determining how you would handle it.”
The facilities and speakers are excellent
“The facilities are excellent and great to learn in. The School also arranges for high-profile law industry experts to come in and give talks, which are really informative and give you a great insight into what a career in law is like.
“I’ve been to talks from people who are highly regarded in the sector, and I’d recommend other students attend as many as possible as they’re so informative.”
There’s so many opportunities to improve gain new skills
“The team at the law school are excellent, and provide lots of extra-curricular opportunities, including mooting competitions.
“I took part in one of the competitions and got down to the final six. The winner won a car, and myself and the other four runners up all received £250.
“The school also partners with a lot of local law firms, so there’s lots of opportunities to gain valuable work experience.”
My course has given me the skills I need to pursue a career in law
“I’d like to go into commercial law, and will start out as a paralegal when I finish my degree. I’ll then work hard to climb the career ladder, and would eventually like to work at a large firm in London.
“My course has given me all the skills I need to pursue my chosen career path, and I’m looking forward to putting my learning into practice.”
The campus is compact and friendly
“The University’s campus is small, compact and friendly, and I love spending time there. The buildings are all bright and full of life, so it’s a really uplifting environment to learn and spend time in.
“A big part of my learning journey has been spent learning online due to the Covid pandemic, so it’s brilliant to be back on campus. It’s made a big difference to my overall experience.”
I joined a society when I started
"I joined a Christian Society when I started university, which helped me meet new people and make friends. I also made friends with a lot of people on my course, and because we shared a lot of the same interests, we all clicked really quickly."
My number one tip for other students is to start as you mean to go on. Although your first-year grades don’t count towards your final degree result, you need to put the work in right from the beginning. You cover a lot of the basics of law in your first year, which give you a strong foundation to build from, so take it seriously and work hard from the get-go. You won’t regret it.