Twelve of the University of Worcester’s first graduates in Law have achieved First Class Honours.
The news comes as the University’s Law degree has been rated the top university-taught Law course in the Country in the National Student Survey (NSS), by its first cohort of graduating students. The course received a 96.2% overall satisfaction rating in the NSS.
The course launched in 2016 and its first students will graduate this November – 12 of them with First Class Honours.
Head of Law, Bill Davies, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to come out as the top university-run Law degree in the Country in our first ever NSS. But more importantly, we are so proud of our first graduating students, who have achieved such fantastic grades and are now going on to many exciting opportunities.
“We are very grateful to the local Law community in Worcester, and the surrounding region, who have really embraced and welcomed us as we established the Law school, and have been such a tremendous support to our students, providing work placements, advice and guidance.”
Among those to achieve First Class Honours is Laura Taylor, from Kempsey, Worcester, who joined the University through Clearing.
“I am so pleased I chose to study Law at the University of Worcester,” she said. “The lecturers are fantastic, there are great facilities and lots of opportunities to gain work experience. I achieved a First LLB Law degree and it has opened the door to so many career opportunities.”
Also achieving a First is Samuel Evans, from Bromsgrove. “I am more than pleased with my results to say the least,” said the 21-year-old. “The LLB was brand new to Worcester when I began my studies and the course content, welcoming staff and study facilities, such as the mock court room, were really inviting.”
Earlier this year, Worcester was ranked 19th in the Guardian University Guide for Law.
The University’s School of Law, based at the Jenny Lind building in the City Centre, includes a purpose-built mock court room, jury room and teaching spaces. Following the success of the Law LLB, the University now offers two additional undergraduate degrees – Law with Criminology and Law with Forensic Psychology, and has now launched two Master’s programmes – Employment Law LLM and Legal Practice LLM (top-up).
Mark Snow, from Worcester Sixth Form College, said: “With the first cohort of students graduating, it really brings home the great opportunity that the University of Worcester provides students who wish to progress into higher education and read Law. The facilities available to students are amazing and the contacts the university has developed with local legal professionals provide students with an education that genuinely prepares them for a career in the law. At Worcester Sixth Form College, we continue to work closely with the university and we are looking forward to a new inter-college competition being held there next year.”