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.
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.