What’s next after accepting my offer?
If I change my mind about delaying arrival because it is easier to travel closer to September will I be able to find accommodation?
Can I move into accommodation if my flight means I will arrive in Leicester at night?
Yes, the accommodation reception is open 24/7. Private landlords may not allow out of office arrivals so you should check your flight arrival times.
If the UK is operating a quarantine system when I arrive, will the self-isolation period mean I have to arrive in Leicester two weeks before lectures begin?
We recommend that you arrive two weeks early to ensure that you can start your study on campus. We will update this if the government advice changes.
The accommodation team can help you to arrange this.
Can I get involved in courtroom advocacy or mooting and pro bono activities?
All students can (and are encouraged to) take part in our competitions such as client interviewing, mooting or negotiation.
You can also join one of our many Pro Bono projects to gain legal experience working in the wider community.
What societies are there?
Will clubs, societies and those involved in pro-bono activities still be able to meet?
Legal Advice Clinic opportunities will be open to students studying online as well as those who are in Leicester, and we expect further volunteering to be available.
Other clubs and societies, if not possible online, will depend on government guidance during the academic year.
Is there a recommended way for converting my country's currency to UK pounds?
There are many conversion sites and phone apps including XE to choose from. Please be aware that market rates may not match in store prices or rates offered by currency exchange companies. We recommend that you open a UK bank account after you arrive on campus, or use a bank that will not charge you for international transactions.
Can you help me get work placements?
From the first year to the final year there are opportunities to win placements across a range of modules and competitions. A specialist Law Careers Tutors is also available.
Law placements tend to range from one to a few weeks giving you a range of different experiences. You can also work in our Legal Advice Clinic and other pro bono projects.
Do you keep in touch with your alumni?
We have over a thousand alumni across Canada and hold several events during the year in major Canadian cities. Our new graduates are able to meet the members of the alumni and there are lots of opportunities for networking and to get advice. We also keep in touch with our Canadian alumni on LinkedIn.
Our Future Students Officer Kristin Loong runs our Malaysian alumni chapter. There are alumni events and the opportunity to network and get advice from wide-ranging members of our alumni. You can join this group when you join the Law School. We also have an active Malaysian LinkedIn group to stay in touch.