We got some of our first year students together to talk about what it's actually like being a law newbie. Watch the videos of the roundtable to see if they can set your mind at ease and give you some tips. (Watch the videos in order, from left to right!)
See if you can identify with these fears!
Listen to Verity, Matthew, Ali, Abeer and Clare talking about their reflections at the end of their first year on the LLB. Vanessa also chips in with her reflections from a final year point of view.
Verity tries to convince us that law isn't dry at all....
The wisdom of sharing the workload with your friends.
The joy of heated debate in tutorials.
The scourge of the non-contributing peers.
The fun of being able to think independently for once!
This clip covers the following:
Are you contributing?
Quiet in tutorials?
Should lecturers pick on students for answers?
Let's hear it!
My friends went there?
For better or for worse?
Hear about what's been tough, what subject has lit Verity's fire and how many other disciplines form part of the study of law.
Resisting the Saddlers Bar?
Reading hundreds of pages per week?
The students talk about the help they received during their first year...
What was important to them?
What made a difference?
Heard about Lawbore but not sure how important it is? See what the students think about this City resource...
[*Note* no bribery was required]
Are you wondering:
Find out how the students felt - what their preconceptions were, and how the dynamics between lectures and tutorials work.
Useful videos for those of you whose only experience of a lecture is ...from your dad! [Credit: Abeer]
A massive thanks to Verity Coutts, Matthew Toms, Ali Gokal, Abeer Sharma, Vanessa Crook and Clare Norrish.
They gave freely of their time to help new law students - thanks guys:-)
Apart from Vanessa (graduated 2010) these students all graduated from the LLB at City in July 2012.