The Legal Cheek View
Described as “a cyclist’s dream”, Bristol is known for its west country charm and hilly cityscape. It happens to have a budding legal sector, but until recently aspiring barristers have had to go out of town to study the BPTC at UWE. Since its introduction this year, the BPTC course at BPP’s Bristol Study Centre has brought with it fresh winds of competition to the city. BPP’s BPTCers are now the new kids on the block.
BPP is the pricier alternative to UWE’s BPTC. Indeed, one BPTC graduate we heard from thinks that “a pretentious wine bar is a far better investment”. Another adds: “So is a pint to be honest”. But although it is expensive, another BPTCer tells us that BPP “helped me get pupillage – so I’d say it’s excellent value”.
You’ll also be paying for BPP’s central location. Students cheer that the campus is “only five minutes away from the next Wetherspoon’s”. It’s also a ten-minute walk from the historic Temple Meads train station. The Bristol Bar Society, where you can find out which chambers offer mini-pupillages, is just down the road.