Junely Coker - student profile of student who studied LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology

Junely

Coker

United Kingdom
What really stood out to me on my course was the ability to conduct mooting, as part of my assessments. Most other universities offer mooting as only an extracurricular activity, however, at NTU they assess you on these practical skills.

More about Junely

I chose to study at NTU, as in addition to the course specification being of interest to me, I was reading about NTU online through student reviews. There were plenty of students who were happy with their time at university and were pleased that they studied at NTU. While reading the Law Society Gazette, there were a few articles from students who attended NTU.

Prior to university, I studied subjects including Law, Psychology and Sociology at A Level.

What drew me to studying Law with Psychology was the interaction of law with psychology, specifically having the opportunity to study legal psychology in my final year. I couldn’t choose between law and psychology, therefore the ability to combine the two was a huge attraction to this course and NTU.

What really stood out to me on my course was the ability to conduct mooting, as part of my assessments. Most other universities offer mooting as only an extracurricular activity, however, at NTU they assess you on these practical skills alongside the academic element of the course.

I particularly enjoyed studying my EU Law module, in light of our political climate, which helped to make the module more interesting and insightful. Moreover, I thoroughly enjoyed the legal psychology module as it allows me to interlink what I have learnt in the last two years of law and psychology.

In relation to facilities on offer at NTU, I was particularly drawn to 24-hour access to computers and the vast number of them, which gave me more flexibility during my studies, especially during the exam periods, which can get very busy!

I use the online learning system (NOW) on a regular basis as it really helps to keep me organised by allowing me to check my timetables, complete seminar preparation and to write up notes from a lecture. NOW is also very useful for research purposes, for example I use it to find cases or legislation through Westlaw or LexisNexis.

Studying at NTU enabled me to undertake work experience in a firm overseas during the summer of my first year. This experience was insightful, challenging and inspiring. I learned how to apply my legal knowledge in practice, for instance, I had to learn how to formulate an agreeable contract. I gained this experience through speaking to the employability team who helped me to perfect my CV and Covering letters for work experience opportunities.

I feel like I’ve grown both personally and academically during my time at NTU. I have gained life-long friendships and learnt how to communicate with people from different cultures and communities. I have become a more independent person and more confident by taking part in mooting, negotiation competitions and presentations.

From the get go I felt very welcome at NTU and the student reps played a big part in that feeling. They were a reassuring presence and they really helped to get me settled into university life quickly.

Moving forwards I’m really keen to push on in my legal career and I hope to become a barrister or a solicitor.

If I could offer any advice to prospective students it would be that although university can seem daunting at first, engage with as many aspects as you can and try to push yourself into all aspects of it, as it’s been one of the best experiences of my life.

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