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University of Law Extends Money-Back Guarantee

The University of Law has extended its offer to refund half of students’ tuition fees if they have not found a job within nine months of graduating to those on its conversion course.

The extension builds on its previous pledge to give students starting a full or part-time Legal Practice Course in September this year half of their fees back if they did not get a job in ‘legal or commerce fields’.

The offer will now include students on the Graduate Diploma Law course who go onto to do their LPC at the University of Law in 2016.

Tuition fees for the GDL vary from £8,050 to £10,200 and the course is offered in London, Guildford, Chester, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Exeter.

A spokesperson said the university decided to extend the offer due to the ‘hugely positive response’ to its previous commitment, which it announced at the beginning of August.

‘With this offer we are backing ourselves and our students and we believe we have every reason to be confident,’ the spokesperson said.

‘Not only do we have the experience and expertise we already have a 97% graduate employability rate, we secured more training contracts for our students than any other law college in 2014 and have strong links with major law firms across the country.’

The UoL’s main rival BPP Law School has had a similar commitment to students for the past two years, offering those who do not obtain legal employment within six months of graduating a free place on another course.

[Courtesy: The Law Society Gazette)