The University of Law, Guildford (GDL)

The Legal Cheek View

Set against a backdrop of Surrey countryside and 23 acres of parkland, ULaw’s picturesque Guildford campus based out of Braboeuf Manor may be the GDL provider with the best views. But it’s not all about the “pretty grounds”. It also offers “top notch teaching and impeccable support”. “The GDL prepared me for practice, and the teaching was incredible,” one happy recent graduate tell us.

ULaw Guildford has “really good connections with firms in the area like Penningtons Manches Cooper and Stevens & Bolton” (Clyde & Co also has an office not far), and local law firms come to you and visit the campus. If you’re a wannabe City trainee, then fear not because the centre of legal London is only a 30-minute train ride away.

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The out-of-town campus is a lifestyle plus: one insider has recommended “everything” about it: “the lifestyle … is second to none. You get to know your peers incredibly well and make very good friends that will last a lifetime”.

And although Guildford is no London, there’s still a nightlife to enjoy as a postgrad. The Casino club is a student favourite. Known as MNG among the veterans, ‘Monday Night Guildford’ is the main weekly event. For a more relaxing evening post-GDL tutorials, head to the Tickled Ivory Piano Bar, where you can enjoy live music and long cocktails. But it wouldn’t be a student town without a Wetherspoon’s, and Guildford doesn’t disappoint.

Fun fact: the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan studied at the Guildford campus and worked as a solicitor before getting into politics.


Law First Scholarship

Scholarship value £3,000
Application info To be eligible for this award, you must obtain (or expect to be awarded) a First Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) or a distinction at masters level; 50 awards are available

The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award

Scholarship value £1,000
Application info Students must be from a household with an income of £25,000 or less and obtain a minimum of a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent); over 100 awards are available

Choose Law Scholarship

Scholarship value Full-fee
Application info Available for courses starting in September 2020 and January 2021

Career Changer Scholarship

Scholarship value Full-fee and partial-fee
Application info To support those whose careers have been impacted by COVID-19 and want to re-train in a career in law, ULaw is offering up to 10 full-fee and 300 partial-fee scholarships (worth up to £2,000)

Charles Russell Speechlys Award

Scholarship value £5,000
Application info Students will be required to take part in an online assessment. Successful applicants will then be shortlisted for interview

Set for Success Scholarship

Scholarship value Full-fee
Application info To be eligible for this award, you must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree, or international equivalent. Students who are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for the runner up award, worth £2,000

Key Info

Full time fees £9,700
Part time fees £4,850
Entry requirements 2:2
Full time places Undisclosed
Part time places Undisclosed

ULaw offers a total of 2,280 GDL places, full and part-time, across its centres nationally; part-time fees are per year.

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