Adam Sargent (LLB 2015)
I was approaching the end of my schooling years and was at a real crossroads with my future aspirations. I had studied law at both GCSE and A Level and had a desire to further my legal knowledge. It was through a friend of the family that I learnt about the University of Buckingham’s Part-time Law Programme. This programme instantly resonated with me, as I was able to “earn and learn”. At that time, I was acutely conscious of the struggles students faced finding employment after graduation, especially the need to provide evidence of work experience. Therefore, the idea of earning whilst learning seemed like a fantastic opportunity to further my education and develop my workplace skills.
The course itself was exceptionally well structured and every lecturer has a real passion for the subject they teach. They were also approachable throughout the programme, whether this was via email, phone or face to face meetings. Buckingham truly offers an open-door policy, which created a constructive learning environment.
I would be lying if I didn’t say the course is challenging, not only on an intellectual level, but also with time management. However, whilst on the course you create a strong bond with the other students and they become a fundamental support structure throughout the challenging times. Further to this, you will study with a variety of people with a vast and varied employment history. I believe this is one of the best attributes in studying on the part-time programme. You can guarantee that on every area of law, somebody in your class will have a life experience of it. This creates a special and realistic understanding of the law, and allows you to apply the academics to real-life situations.
Since graduating from the University of Buckingham, I have secured a place on a prestigious graduate employment scheme at Heathrow Airport. The part-time programme provided me with career building foundations, and opened up career paths that would not have been available to me otherwise.
Whether you are considering the course after school like me, or as career progression, I really couldn’t recommend the course higher. You will be met with a fantastic group of lecturers, resources and a desire from the University to succeed. I simply cannot recommend the part-time programme enough.