Staffordshire University (LPC)
The Legal Cheek View
Close to its neighbouring cities Manchester and Birmingham, and only an hour and a half from London by train, Stoke-on-Trent has good transport links to major legal hubs in the country. Staffordshire Law School, with its relatively small cohort, is known for its supportive environment. Our LPC spies tell us that tutors are “approachable and helpful”.
The quality of teaching scores pretty well with students. Lecturers “work/ed in practice so often provide real life examples to help explain scenarios”. This helps LPCers feel well prepared for future practice: “I know that I am entering the profession with the best possible start which is a priceless feeling!” a student tells us. The classes are “small” so “all the lecturers know you by name”. A “wide variety of online and library resources, coupled with a large amount of printing credit” are also a Staffs bonus, another student tells us.
The LPC itself is a pretty flexible affair at Staffordshire. Over the years, the Staffs law school has adjusted the course to match the needs of students with work and family commitments alongside their studies. With this in mind, LPCers have the option to do 90% of the course online. Online study is supplemented by (very) small group sessions in the form of workshops. Great for close tutor support and individual attention. Full-time students can study the LPC by attending two full days, or four half days, per week.