Manchester Metropolitan University

Undergraduate Student Profile

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

Sarah Cook

Many of the staff have themselves completed part-time law courses, so they understand the pressures of studying and working at the same time.

I had never studied Law before, having stopped my formal education at 18 but came to an open day at the University and decided the LLB would be a useful degree for me.

I was nervous about coming back into education. I need not have been though as the staff here encouraged me to apply, and have encouraged me every step of the way. I was also worried about fitting everything in. I have two children and thought Law School would be full of 18-20 year olds and I would be out of my depth.

It is not like that at all; my fellow students are from a range of different backgrounds and are all different ages. There are paralegals, business owners, an ex-model on my course and that range of backgrounds lends itself to some interesting debates. Hearing views that oppose yours gives you the ability to present an impartial argument; something that can give you extra marks in essays!

We are not treated differently as part time students; we do the same work and sit the same exams, and we are actively encouraged to join in extracurricular activities with the rest of the Law School student body.

I have taken part in mooting competitions against other university Law schools. It’s good fun, has made me more confident, and I get to meet students and staff from other universities.

The course and the University have greatly exceeded my expectations. I really love it here, and I cannot imagine studying anywhere else.