Manchester Metropolitan University

Undergraduate Student Profile

Read what our Undergraduate students say about their course at Manchester Law School

Nicola Tyers

It’s nice to know that I’m taught by solicitors and barristers; in my opinion there is no other way to be taught.

I knew as soon as I came to Manchester Metropolitan University that I wanted to study here. I attended many other university open days, but Manchester Law School has a higher percentage of graduates in employment after its courses, and that was the deciding factor for me. I met some of the teaching staff, and was blown away by the support this university offers to students.

Being a student in Manchester is great. The nightlife is good and so too is the shopping! It’s easy to get around compared to some other cities. 

The Students’ Union been recently been refurbished and is great, and the library and employability hub are excellent. The hub is a careers service resource, and we can take in our CVs and applications for pupillage, and a member of staff will go through them with us, word by word, to make sure we’ve covered everything. It’s great to have someone take such an interest.  

I’ve recently begun to apply for work placements, so I can take these to the hub for review. 

We also receive so many emails from the Law School’s dedicated careers advisor, detailing placements and fairs - things I would never find out about myself. They also sent out details of a recruitment drive for student ambassadors, and I applied and trained to be an ambassador. I attend open days, three so far, to talk to students about my course and the University. I think it’s a great way to make sure that they find out about the course from a student’s perspective. 

The staff here were a big draw for me, and a big thing is seeing what they have done with their degrees and careers. It’s nice to know that I’m taught by solicitors and barristers; in my opinion there is no other way to be taught.

I’d really like to stay here and study on the BPTC, after which I would like to become a barrister.