What our Students say
Looking back as far as 2010, Law subjects at Canterbury Christ Church University are ranked higher than ever in this year’s Guardian University Guide (2015). Our students are happier with their course overall – and with our teaching. Career prospects have also improved consistently year-on-year and the ratio of staff to students has increased.
Here is what some of our students have to say:
"I visited Canterbury Christ Church University on an open day and fell in love with the place straight away. It was my first choice of university, despite being 300 miles away from home! My favourite part of the law degree is the range of modules on offer and the effort that the tutors put into assisting students with their learning. We are taught that there is no ‘textbook answer’ to legal problems and are instead encouraged to think independently. This approach has helped me greatly when undertaking work experience with solicitors and barristers during vacations. The University also offers a range of extra-curricular activities and I have recently been elected president of the student law society, something that I am very excited about. I have also founded a new Mooting Society for law students. After graduation, I hope to study for a master’s degree and then enter the legal profession, either as a solicitor or a barrister."
"I have been interested in the law since I was first given an insight into the operation of a local and established legal practice in Folkestone, Kent, in 2010. Since this experience I have taken part in a variety of work experience opportunities before the commencement of my degree and also alongside it. I chose to study law at Canterbury Christ Church University due to the location and also as I have siblings who have previously attended Christ Church and who have also had very positive experiences.
Since completing my Law degree I am particularly interested in dispute resolution and also alternative methods of dispute resolution which are becoming more significant within the UK. I was selected to take part in a Research Project with the Canterbury Christ Church Mediation Clinic for the summer of 2014. The project aims to analyse local solicitors’ attitudes to and use of mediation with the intention of publishing a small research paper with lecturers within the Law and Criminal Justice Department. The project outlines the support, knowledge and the desire the staff possess in the Law Department to see their students succeed and fulfil their ambitions. Throughout my studies the law team have provided guidance and reassurance with job applications, assessments and extra-curricular activities.
I have a place at the University of Law in Guildford to complete my Legal Practice Course and Master’s Degree in September 2014."
"I elected to study law because it is a dynamic and ever-changing environment that facilitates constant intellectual challenge and exploration.
I believe that what sets law at Canterbury Christ Church University apart from the rest is its ability to provide practical opportunities that expand theoretical understanding. This combined with the small, supportive class size and dedicated and passionate lecturing team provides the perfect platform to achieve a student's potential. Canterbury Christ Church University is also ahead of the crowd with its novel mediation clinic incorporated into a university setting.
Having achieved a First Class degree, I will now be completing the practical stage of training towards becoming a Solicitor."
"I was employed as an Area Manager in leisure industry when in 2008, my employer seized trading. I was owed a substantial sum in salary and bonuses for which I sued the company. As a litigant in person I successfully obtain judgment against the respondent and this was the start of my desire for a legal career.
There were two reasons for which I chose CCCU. Firstly, CCCU’s Mediation Clinic and secondly, CCCU’s location. Due to work and the responsibility for my dependent children CCCU was a more practical option for my day to day activities.
I thoroughly enjoyed Mr Morgan’s weekly advocacy work-shops and mooting sessions, consequent of which I become more confident, gained valuable experience and acquired important advocacy skills.
Although I am not in a position to insightfully compare CCCU with other universities, I suggest that one may struggle to find a law team with such an enthusiastic, friendly, approachable and knowledgeable members.
I have been awarded Lincoln’s Inn Major BPTC Scholarship and will start my course in September 2014 at BPP London. I am currently undertaking mini-pupillages and making applications for para-legal work. I have applied for several pupillages and currently awaiting the outcome of my interviews."