The University of Law, Liverpool (GDL)

The Legal Cheek View

You’ll find the University of Law’s (ULaw) Liverpool campus housed within the University of Liverpool itself.

It’s “very close” to the city centre and has “great amenities”, shares one insider. Excellent transport connections is one such comfort and the hub is conveniently located just a ten-minute walk from the city’s mainline station, Lime Street.

ULaw’s latest centre opened its doors to a handful of Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) students last September. “It’s interesting to be a part of the first cohort and see what it’s like,” says one GDL’er, “but there is some progress to be made.” Indeed, a new on-site development is in the works and will be ready to move into this September.

The course is “structured” with lectures (pre-recorded and online) as well as practical workshops to help those converting to law kick-start their careers. Course materials and textbooks are “what you’d expect from any good legal training provider” and resources are in plentiful supply.

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When lunching, Merseyside GDL’ers can expect to find a range of good food joints locally. The Liverpool ONE shopping complex is a short distance away for those “Tesco meal deal and KFC bargain bucket” quick fixes!

Fitness fanatics will be pleased to know ULaw students can take advantage of the facilities provided by the University of Liverpool. Sport Liverpool, the uni’s health and fitness centre, offers a variety of different activities, such as swimming, squash, dance and spinning classes and even a bouldering wall. It’s a great way to switch off and unwind after a day of workshops. There are sports societies, too. ULaw’s lot can take part, says one insider, but can’t “physically represent” Liverpool uni in tournaments (obvs). There is, however, the option to form ULaw-specific sports teams.

Scholarships

Charles Russell Speechlys Scholarship

Scholarship value £5,000
Applications close 14/08/2019
Application info Applicants must be from a household with an income of £25,000 or less and not received a training contract offer

Law First Scholarship

Scholarship value £3,000
Applications close 19/08/2019
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; ten awards are available

The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award

Scholarship value £1,000-£3,000
Application info Students must be from a household with an income of £25,000 or less; up to 55 awards are available

Choose Law Scholarship

Scholarship value Full-fee
Applications close 28/11/2019
Application info Available for courses starting in January 2020

Key Info

Full time fees £9,350
Part time fees £4,675
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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