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UK: ULaw issues ‘job or refund’ guarantee

The University of Law in the UK has pledged to give a 50% fee refund to graduates who don’t find full-time employment within nine months of completing their studies.

The University of Law campus in Bristol. Photo: Wikicommons/Assimifne.

“We feel confident giving an Employment Promise to address student concerns head-on. Our initiative is built on our rightful confidence in our solid track record”

All students who register for one of the university’s Legal Practice Course programmes this September and meet course requirements will be eligible for the offer, including EU and international students.

“More than just a degree, today’s students want a clear return on their investment”

Tuition fees for the course range from £10,950 to £14,765, depending on location, half of which will be paid back to students who have not secured a training contract with a law firm or a full time job within nine months of graduation.

“More than just a degree, today’s students want a clear return on their investment,” commented ULaw’s CEO, David Johnston. “For law graduates, this means one thing: securing a training contract or a full-time job upon graduation.”

Of the students who graduated from ULaw in 2014, 97% were in full-time employment (91% in law), and its graduates secured more training contracts than from any other UK law college.

This figure includes both domestic and international students, which means that the university has “every reason to be confident” in the guarantee it has made to all its students, a spokesperson told The PIE News.

“[Based on our graduate employment rate] we feel confident giving an Employment Promise to address student concerns head-on,” they said. “Our initiative is built on our rightful confidence in our solid track record, our industry leading courses and outstanding academic staff.”

The university’s Employability Service, which enables students to gain pro-bono experience as well as careers advice, is one of the university’s strengths, they added.

The University of Law is the world’s oldest and largest provider of professional legal education and training, with centres across the UK.

Formerly called The College of Law, it was granted university status in November 2012 and was acquired earlier this year by Global University Systems from Montagu Private Equity.

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