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Student testimonials

Find out what it's like to study the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at Edinburgh Law School from our current and former students.

Alison

Diploma in Professional Legal Practice Graduate, Alison, 2021

Deciding where to do the diploma can be a difficult decision and with the luxury of hindsight I am now very glad to have undertaken mine at Edinburgh University.

Having not secured a traineeship when I applied. I feel that the skills and experience I gained on the diploma made me stand out extremely well as a candidate when making traineeship applications.

The tutors were very approachable and the diploma at Edinburgh in particular offers a great networking opportunity with practitioners from a range of backgrounds. The tutors at Edinburgh were also very good at creating a space where I felt comfortable pushing myself, particularly when practicing oral advocacy. I was able to approach tutors about questions that I had about the subjects as well as for career advice.

The diploma office were very accommodating and were always there to resolve any issues that arose. As a young carer I felt listened to and well supported. As my personal tutor, Laura really went above and beyond her duties to support me and manage my anxieties.

I’m only a few weeks into my traineeship and have used a combination of skills and knowledge from a wide variety of the courses I undertook. The diploma at Edinburgh prepared me for life as a trainee and has provided me with the skills necessary to be entrusted with a lot of responsibilities from an early stage in my career.

Overall I would recommend the studying the diploma at Edinburgh to anyone looking for a solid base for their career as a trainee that provides a seamless transition from academic to professional life.

Alison studied the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in the academic year 2020-21, graduating in 2021.

Rhea studied the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at Edinburgh Law School in the 2018-19 academic year. Here she talks about her experience of studying on the Diploma.

Ruby studied the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at Edinburgh Law School in the 2018-19 academic year. Here she talks about her experience of studying on the Diploma.

Gregor studied the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at Edinburgh Law School in the 2018-19 academic year. Here he talks about his experience of studying on the Diploma.

Kirsten talks about her experience of studying the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, part time, at Edinburgh Law School, the University of Edinburgh.

Kathleen was a student on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at Edinburgh Law School in the 2014-15 academic year.

Samir was a student on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at Edinburgh Law School in the 2014-15 academic year.

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