The Legal Cheek View
While BPP is a large national institution, students at the Leeds campus benefit “from an enhanced level of personalised contact that a regional centre can offer”, one happy GDL student tells us.
Glass-fronted BPP Leeds is a modern study centre. It’s almost as if it was built in the style of its surrounding law firms in Leeds. Neighbours include DLA Piper, Pinsent Masons, Addleshaw Goddard, Irwin Mitchell, Eversheds Sutherland and Squire Patton Boggs. Such close proximity to a busy legal hub no doubt boosts opportunities to kickstart a legal career.
The careers service enables visits to law firms and organises a mentor scheme: “Leeds were awesome!” in that respect, one student tells us. GDL students also appreciate the “excellent support given by the tutors”. BPP course materials are known to “spoon-feed” what you need to know for your exams, but they’re solid resources. Most students like them: “All materials were free – £400 saved!” Or rather, BPP’s notoriously high tuition fees cover them.
When it’s time to take a break from BPP’s heavy textbooks, you may have to go beyond the campus for a bite to eat: “Crappy café *or happy café* wasn’t great”. Still, the facilities are “better than Holborn”, one insider says. But Leeds isn’t short on new coffee houses, crafty cafés and modern eateries as part of its redevelopment plans, so it’s worth venturing further out.