More about Brian
I chose to undertake my course at NTU because of its quality facilities and excellent teaching staff. In addition, NTU has a forward-thinking approach that pairs education with career building by exposing us to employers and professional opportunities such as mentorship schemes which have proven to be of great value during my undergraduate study.
I was introduced to NTU by a UK university agency in Kenya known as Uniserve Education. On arrival, NTU’s international office took great care of us. They picked us up from the airport when we arrived in the UK and kept in touch with us throughout the course.
One of the key features that attracted me to this course was the speed at which I could complete my degree. I will have an LLB qualification in two years, then move onto the BPTC and possibly secure a pupillage all within three years of study. It would have taken me four years to get the LLB qualification alone back home.
The pairing of the subjects e.g. commercial law with negotiation, contract law with mooting. This is crucial in offering beyond academic experience. It helps to build up confidence and communication skills.
I favour commercial practice modules, so I would say that commercial law, law of trusts, land law and contract law were of particular interest to me. All my tutors have been very supportive and have played a major role in my academic success. However, my independent research project taught me the importance of self-study, to work effectively under pressure and to manage my time appropriately.
I make maximum use of the gym and 24hr library access. I’ve no complaints whatsoever! Student support has been quite useful for me too, especially during stressful moments and exam season. I use NOW (NTU’s eLearning platform) to access course content and to revisit course material; for example, lecture hand-outs and recordings.
During my time at NTU I have been an IoD student committee member, a student ambassador, a student rep in the dean’s collaborative forum and an NLS/Shoosmiths student mentee. These extra-curricular activities have been excellent networking opportunities and beneficial for my CV.
NTU has moulded me into a professional. I have learned to exploit my full potential, my grades are excellent and my interpersonal skills have also grown full cycle.
I am continuing my study at NTU on the LLM BPTC. Hopefully, I will secure a pupillage and start my career as a barrister in the UK.