Lincoln, Glasgow and Aberystwyth Unis home to nation’s happiest law students

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By CJ McKinney on

Trio top National Student Survey for LLB satisfaction; ULaw performs strongly across the board; Russell Group struggle

The country’s happiest law students are at the University of Lincoln, Legal Cheek can reveal. Analysis of a nationwide survey of undergraduate students shows that 95% of Lincolnites are happy with their legal studies, more than any other major law school in the UK.

The results come from the National Student Survey, a major poll asking final year undergrads about their uni experience that can be broken down by university and subject. This year 330,000 students completed the survey, which is carried out by the Office for Students.

Behind Lincoln, Glasgow and Aberystwyth came in second and third, scoring 94% and 93%.

Also performing strongly in the survey was The University of Law, which placed in the top ten for five out of eight categories of the survey (‘teaching’, ‘learning opportunities’, ‘academic support’, ‘learning resources’ and ‘student voice’).

The 2019 Legal Cheek LPC Most List

We’ve ranked the top performers below, leaving out unis where fewer than 50 law students responded.

The happiest law students 2019

Rank University Score
1. University of Lincoln 95%
2. University of Glasgow 94%
3. Aberystwyth University 93%
=4. University of Aberdeen 92%
=4. The University of Leeds 92%
6. Bangor University 91%
=7. Cardiff University 90%
=7. University of Dundee 90%
=7. The University of East Anglia 90%
=7. King’s College London 90%
=11. De Montfort University 89%
=11. The University of Kent 89%
=13. Canterbury Christ Church University 88%
=13. The University of Law 88%

Perhaps surprisingly, the elite Russell Group unis only landed only a handful of the top spots. The likes of Durham (80%), LSE (79%) and Manchester (73%) are well off the pace when it comes to law student satisfaction.

Oxford and Cambridge are not included, as their students boycotted the survey altogether. Oxbridge did come out on top of a recent Guardian ranking of law schools, followed by UCL, Dundee and Solent.

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