LLB Law with Business Management
Rubi is an adult learner who is currently completing the second year of her LLB in Law with Business Management. She worked in sales administration for several years before she started the course, and lives at home with her family in Bradford.
This is her story…
"I chose Bradford as it's where I'm from and it has a great reputation."
"I wanted to be close to my friends and family whilst studying, and Bradford offered the course I wanted. I already have a community here, and studying so close to home at a university with such a great reputation makes me feel comfortable."
“Going through Clearing was a great process."
"I applied for my course through Clearing and it was such a simple and quick process. It only took a couple of weeks from applying to starting the course, which was brilliant.
"I think Clearing is a great route for many, as it takes the pressure off and gives you more time to decide which course you want to study. My advice to anyone thinking of applying through Clearing is to take your time and really focus on the type of course you want to do."
Clearing gave me more time to decide on the course that was right for me, and I’ve been able to choose one that fits my future career ambitions.
"The modules are really varied."
"There’s a lot to cover in the course, and the modules are really varied.
"The most interesting module in my first year was Tort Law, and this year my favourite has been Criminal Law, which is really interesting as you look into things like murder. It can feel a bit morbid when you’re studying it, but it’s absolutely fascinating.
"Every lecturer I’ve had has been really friendly and supportive, and my personal tutors have also always been there for me whenever I’ve needed any support.
"They all do such a brilliant job of making complex subjects interesting and understandable."
Work experience has potentially opened a career path for me
“There are lots of opportunities to gain valuable work experience."
"You get access to a lot of work experience opportunities, mock vacation schemes, and training days throughout the course, so you can gain valuable work experience and build up your CV.
"I've been able to volunteer at the University's Law Clinic, and I'm also about to volunteer at the Manningham Project, where I'll be providing free, independent advice on a whole host of things to people from Bradford.
"I took part in the Mock Vacation Scheme and thought it was brilliant. It allows you to gain insight into how law firms work. I spent two days at the commercial law firm, Walker Morris, where I learned how a commercial law firm works, the different career options available, and how to successfully apply for roles there."
What Bradford provided for me
“There are so many opportunities to hone your skills.”
"There are many mooting competitions, a law clinic, and a mock courtroom at the University, so you get plenty of opportunities to practice and hone your legal skills. There's also the opportunity to do a year-long work placement after your second year, where you can gain valuable work experience and build up your contacts."
The Study Abroad Programme is fully funded by Bradford, so I'd encourage anyone to do it if you get the opportunity.
Study Abroad offers a different learning opportunity
"I've opted for the Study Abroad Programme."
"I'll spend a year studying in Canada before I come back to complete my final year at Bradford. I'll be studying Business Management at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, and I cannot wait to experience life and study in a different country."
"My advice to other students."
"Get involved in as much as possible, as early as possible. In your first and second years you have more time to gain work experience, get involved in extracurricular activities, and join The Law Society.
"It gets much busier as you get to the end of your second year, so it's best to do as much as possible, especially when it comes to work experience. It also benefits doing this as early as possible too, so you can build up your CV from the start.
"Also, don't be afraid to talk and make friends with people on your course. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and make as many connections as possible as soon as you can."