Jenna Walker (LLB 2015)
Like most candidates at the University of Buckingham, I was eager to complete my degree in the accelerated two-year timeframe so as to save costs. Before University I wasn’t sure on the career path I wanted to follow but had an intellectual curiosity around law.
The pace of learning at Buckingham was challenging yet achievable and I relished the small class sizes and varied content. You are not lost in Buckingham in a class and most lectures are also small, interactive affairs. This allows you to not only develop meaningful relationships with your tutors and peers but also to take advantage of the wealth of academic knowledge on offer. The law school tutors expect you to work hard but are entirely supportive of your learning. They are extremely friendly and approachable and host ‘contact hours’ where you can learn from them one-on-one, a teaching style employed by the best global universities. I find it unsurprising that Buckingham has been awarded the University of the Year for Teaching Quality by The Times Good University Guide for a number of years.
Joining university directly from school, Buckingham was fundamental to my success not only in strong academics but also the ability to use the extra year afforded by the accelerated degree programme to gain crucial work experience which differentiated me from my peers.
I am now undertaking a training contract at PwC in London (including an international secondment in Dubai for six months) and am due to qualify as a Solicitor in September 2019.