Learn about University of Buckingham's part-time course that 'changes lives'

Online showcase event is a chance to hear about the flexible four-year Law degree that people can study for while still working

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 8:42 am
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 8:44 am
2019 Law graduates from the University of Buckingham

Would you like to study to become a lawyer, or boost your career, while still doing your day job?

The University of Buckingham runs a part-time law degree programme (LLB) and is holding a virtual showcase evening where you can find out how.

Attendees at the event on May 18 from 7pm to 8pm will be able to hear what the part-time law programme is like, straight from the horse’s mouth, when current and former students as well as lecturers will talk about the programme.

The chance to gain a law degree while continuing to work has changed the lives of hundreds of graduates from the four-year programme - many of them from the Buckingham area.

There will also be a chance to ask questions of the panel to find out how it’s possible to do the degree and continue in your job. By studying just one evening a week, students can gain a law degree in just four years.

James Slater, programme director for the LLB programme, said: “Buckingham’s evening study model is designed to offer a unique method of study.

"It combines the advantage of motivational, productive feedback at regular Wednesday evening seminars with the convenience of flexible learning around full-time work, home/care responsibility and other commitments.

“The weekly evening sessions offer a stimulating interaction with tutors, who will help consolidate your understanding as your legal knowledge and confidence grow.

“This course has changed so many lives. Included are single parents who would have struggled to study full time but became lawyers via this route. All walks of life have been able to use the degree to transform their lives and gain self-confidence and a range of new skills.

“Some decide not to become lawyers, but the degree is the gateway to a high-flying career. This programme really does change lives, so please join us to find out how we can help take you on a new and exciting path that will really enhance your career and lead to exciting change.”

Graduate Helen Gardner, from Towcester, said: "As a busy mum of two young children, the part time Law degree allowed me to balance my desire to challenge myself and achieve a degree in something I was fascinated by, with my priorities as a mum.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the face-to-face sessions, meeting other people of all ages from different backgrounds, all with different reasons for being there.

"The teaching team were supportive and approachable, appreciating the circumstances we were all trying to juggle.

"It has boosted my confidence in my own abilities and helped me get back into the world of work, where I am now developing a career in HR."

The programme has a three-term format, with teaching taking place from October to June, with breaks at Christmas and Easter, as well as the long summer break.

To attend the online event on May 18, click here