Students share their LLB tips

Students take to social media to share their tips for how to succeed on the Undergraduate Laws programme
Girl reading book
We asked our social media followers for their best tips to succeed on the LLB
Hard work leads to success in any field... all you have to do is to try to fall in love with your studies and it will give you the best result

We asked and you answered.

Back in November last year, we put the call out on our social media for students to share their top tips for excelling on our Undergraduate Laws programme. We had over 40 people share their advice with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. With exams only a few months away, we thought it a good time to look back at the advice offered.

Not surprisingly, some common themes emerged. Many students highlighted the importance of reading – starting with the subject guide, reading the textbooks, then finding other sources to provide further context and keep you up-to-date with new developments. As Instagrammer tirimannedilani put it: “Three study tips: read the UoL study guides, read the essential textbooks, & read the subject-oriented newsletters. The more you read the better you understand the legal principles.”

You can find the “subject-oriented newsletters” that tirmannedilani mentions in the Undergraduate Laws Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Subject convenors write quarterly newsletters and ‘Recent Developments’ that cover relevant changes to the law which will be reflected in the May/June examinations. 

Many students also advocated starting early and studying regularly. Facebook user Kainaat Sohail Bokhari said: “In order to truly succeed on the LLB, students need to be consistent at reading, researching & learning from day one. Try to focus on concepts little by little so they help build a strong foundation ultimately.”

"You have to be determined and resolute on success, solve all the past questions you can lay your hands on and have reading partners!!! You will make it."

Using past exam papers to practise was also advised, along with trying to find study partners. Facebooker Nwankwo Victor said: “You have to be determined and resolute on success, solve all the past questions you can lay your hands on and have reading partners!!! You will make it.”

Finally, many of you simply emphasised that to excel in law it helps to love what you study. As Matiur Rhaman Saajir put it on Facebook: “Hard work leads to success in any field, and it depends on your own capacity how hard you actually can work to achieve your goal, all you have to do is to try to fall in love with your studies and it will give you the best result.”

You can view all the tips on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

  • The Undergraduate Laws Programme has also developed a series of ‘How to’ guides which cover methods for successful study, including ‘How to find study resources and tips’ and ‘How to prepare for exams’. You can view these on the website and on the ‘How to’ section of the VLE.
  • Find out more about the Undergraduate Laws Programme