My name is Victoria and I am studying Law (International) LLB here at Lancaster University. Before coming to university I studied History, English and Geography at A-Level, which obviously have nothing to do with Law. On the first day of Law School, we were advised to spend roughly 35-40 hours per week on personal study of of our modules outside of lectures. For someone who has never studied Law before, this petrified me.
Lancaster is one of only a handful of universities in the UK which have a collegiate system. The collegiate system is not solely about where you will live. Every college has their own executive, who organise sporting events and other social activities within your college and against other colleges. You will also graduate as a college. There are 8 Undergraduate colleges on campus, which all have their own personality.
As well as providing a welcome break from work, playing for the Law Society’s football and netball teams provides members with an excellent opportunity to meet legal professionals.
Many people entering university are under the misconception that you either work hard and have no social life, or have a good social life and consequently compromise your work; but this isn’t necessarily true. University is fundamentally about getting a degree, but it’s also about the experiences you have along the way, hence why it is frequently described as ‘the best years of your life’.
Lancaster University Law School (LULS) is an extraordinary law school unlike any other in the UK. It is a place where people from all over the world and are welcomed. It provides comfortable surroundings, and a home-like atmosphere, to which any student from any part of the world can relate.
Going into my second year at Lancaster, I feel somewhat scared and nervous to be living away from campus, and I have been reminiscing about my time living on campus in my first year.