SQE Progression Agreement with ULaw

The University of Law is pleased to work in partnership with the University of Surrey and fully endorses its Undergraduate Law degrees (Law, Law with Criminology and Law with International Relations) as being suitable preparation for The University of Law’s Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) Stage 1 and Stage 2 programmes. Additionally we will provide support to students continuing with the Legal Practice Course route and students pursuing a career at the Bar.

What does that mean for you as a student?

The University of Law will ensure that University of Surrey students who are planning to enter the solicitors’ profession will have a guaranteed place at the University of Law if entry requirements are met. In addition to this the students will have the help and guidance they need to take the next steps of their career with confidence.    

This will include SQE preparation workshops delivered on campus or virtually. Students will also benefit from a streamlined application process, bespoke networking opportunities and employability events.

The SQE starts in September 2021 however it is important to note that any student who starts their Law degree before 2021 will be able to choose their postgraduate path. The University of Law will continue to provide the Legal Practice Course alongside the Solicitors Qualifying Exam and will support students in making this choice.

Why the University of Law?

The University of Law’s tutor team are qualified lawyers with years of experience teaching prospective solicitors on highly practical, vocational programmes. These tutors are ideally placed to help students at the Law School to make informed decisions about their professional training as well as to assist them in developing the legal skills they will need for the next steps on their career path.

Experienced tutors will visit the Law School to deliver a programme of highly practical sessions to give students a taster of the knowledge and skills content of the University of Law’s SQE Stage 1 and Stage 2 programmes as well as an opportunity to practice the type of assessments they can expect to meet in the SQE. In addition, University of Law student mentors will support students at the Law School with any queries they have about applying for and studying at this vocational level.