Durham General LLM


Wheretogo_

Due to the amount of private messages about my opinion of Durham, I will explain in detail why I have changed my mind:
First of all, out of 100 students 60 were Chinese. With the due respect to that Community, but for me, this is too much. Moreover, I was very excited about the fact that I would find people with an outstanding backgrounds, however, the students were very average. Of course, some exceptions were there. Furthermore, Chinese community do not give the shit about the other and they do not interact with the others let alone with the Russians and those fellows from Kazhastan and Uzbekistan. They did not even participate at the seminars making the atmosphere very poor.
Secondly, Professors are quite unknown (except of Spravenza who is a mainstream in EU law). They do not write books nor journals.Who knows them? Fuck nows!
Thirdly, the treatment from the Law School towards the students is quite bad. Just for instance, they did not even update the online services where you access to the info of the modules, assessments, etc.. Why Do I have to see documents from 2008???
Fourth, the module International Banking Law, was suppose to be given in 1 year (30 credits) but was given in only one term! and by a Professor whose interest is Commercial Law! It had to do anything with Int.Banking, it was exclusively about UK Banking!
Fitfh, for some essays, we got first the mark and after one month the feedback! How can you explain that?
Six, Collegiate System? For two months is very nice, but be ready for rumors and gossiping. People will comment every move you make and forget about privacy in Durham. You go for a date, you will meet 50 people in the way. You will always meet the same people wherever you go. You will spend your free time in the same bar, same ''nightclub'.
Seven, British people do not interact too much with international people, at least according to my experience. They say hello, how are u? essays done? That s it.
Eight, a KEY POINT. Library is SHIT. One copy per item and when u get a book, after 5 days is recalled...buffff that made me sick, although electronical sources provided by the university are good, but the library is really shit.

To conclude, i must say that you may think that this is just an opinion of a guy who had a bad experience, but I can assure you that I can share my opinion about Durham with the vast majority of the class. This LLM does not worth 5600 pounds. Thus, If I had the choice again I would never come to Durham. I do not care about he rankings anymore. Forget about the rankings. You should check Porfessors and If you can go to the city you check it out.

It goes without saying that Durham Law School is famous for its undergraduate not for its postgraduate. The LLM is a question of money and to attract international people.

With very best wish,

Colorado.


I think you are venting a little bit about the overall experience about living in Durham and not so much about the course itself.

I am sure the course is not bad at all. It certainly does not look bad and people I spoke with do seem to say that it is well worth it.

I think that you will find in every LLM that some people just don't care about interacting with other people and when you live in a small place for a year and see the same people everyday they have to make up stories and stuff. I am sure the same thing would happen say in Kings or whatever.

I would personally be interested in the course and what I can gain from it and because of my past experience in the UK the rest is superfulous.

<blockquote>Due to the amount of private messages about my opinion of Durham, I will explain in detail why I have changed my mind:
First of all, out of 100 students 60 were Chinese. With the due respect to that Community, but for me, this is too much. Moreover, I was very excited about the fact that I would find people with an outstanding backgrounds, however, the students were very average. Of course, some exceptions were there. Furthermore, Chinese community do not give the shit about the other and they do not interact with the others let alone with the Russians and those fellows from Kazhastan and Uzbekistan. They did not even participate at the seminars making the atmosphere very poor.
Secondly, Professors are quite unknown (except of Spravenza who is a mainstream in EU law). They do not write books nor journals.Who knows them? Fuck nows!
Thirdly, the treatment from the Law School towards the students is quite bad. Just for instance, they did not even update the online services where you access to the info of the modules, assessments, etc.. Why Do I have to see documents from 2008???
Fourth, the module International Banking Law, was suppose to be given in 1 year (30 credits) but was given in only one term! and by a Professor whose interest is Commercial Law! It had to do anything with Int.Banking, it was exclusively about UK Banking!
Fitfh, for some essays, we got first the mark and after one month the feedback! How can you explain that?
Six, Collegiate System? For two months is very nice, but be ready for rumors and gossiping. People will comment every move you make and forget about privacy in Durham. You go for a date, you will meet 50 people in the way. You will always meet the same people wherever you go. You will spend your free time in the same bar, same ''nightclub'.
Seven, British people do not interact too much with international people, at least according to my experience. They say hello, how are u? essays done? That s it.
Eight, a KEY POINT. Library is SHIT. One copy per item and when u get a book, after 5 days is recalled...buffff that made me sick, although electronical sources provided by the university are good, but the library is really shit.

To conclude, i must say that you may think that this is just an opinion of a guy who had a bad experience, but I can assure you that I can share my opinion about Durham with the vast majority of the class. This LLM does not worth 5600 pounds. Thus, If I had the choice again I would never come to Durham. I do not care about he rankings anymore. Forget about the rankings. You should check Porfessors and If you can go to the city you check it out.

It goes without saying that Durham Law School is famous for its undergraduate not for its postgraduate. The LLM is a question of money and to attract international people.

With very best wish,

Colorado.</blockquote>

I think you are venting a little bit about the overall experience about living in Durham and not so much about the course itself.

I am sure the course is not bad at all. It certainly does not look bad and people I spoke with do seem to say that it is well worth it.

I think that you will find in every LLM that some people just don't care about interacting with other people and when you live in a small place for a year and see the same people everyday they have to make up stories and stuff. I am sure the same thing would happen say in Kings or whatever.

I would personally be interested in the course and what I can gain from it and because of my past experience in the UK the rest is superfulous.
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Colorado

hehehe ok man GOOD LUCK with Durham!! Let me know in September 2011. I did not refer exclusively to the life in Durham but to the ''course itself' also. Read carefully.

hehehe ok man GOOD LUCK with Durham!! Let me know in September 2011. I did not refer exclusively to the life in Durham but to the ''course itself' also. Read carefully.
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Wheretogo_

I still haven't decided if i am going there...but it is likely

I still haven't decided if i am going there...but it is likely
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I'll be going to Durham too. I look foward to comparing my experiences with your's colorado (especially things like the level of university support) - granted I am a British student so perhaps I may adjust easier.

Neverthless I believe you reap what you sow ; I intend to approach all aspects of the masters with enthusiasm and openness. from the responses of other posters I think Durham should be a great experience. I'll let you know my honest 'review' in 12 months ;) .

I'll be going to Durham too. I look foward to comparing my experiences with your's colorado (especially things like the level of university support) - granted I am a British student so perhaps I may adjust easier.

Neverthless I believe you reap what you sow ; I intend to approach all aspects of the masters with enthusiasm and openness. from the responses of other posters I think Durham should be a great experience. I'll let you know my honest 'review' in 12 months ;) .

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Wheretogo_

Viewtifully when are enrolling 2010 or 2011?

Viewtifully when are enrolling 2010 or 2011?
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This year ( 2010). I leave for Durham tomorrow.
The adventure - I mean ''hard work'' - begins.

This year ( 2010). I leave for Durham tomorrow.
The adventure - I mean ''hard work'' - begins.
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Wheretogo_

Nice!!

I am only going next year!!!

Let me know how you get on :)

Nice!!

I am only going next year!!!

Let me know how you get on :)
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Colorado

I'll be going to Durham too. I look foward to comparing my experiences with your's colorado (especially things like the level of university support) - granted I am a British student so perhaps I may adjust easier.

Neverthless I believe you reap what you sow ; I intend to approach all aspects of the masters with enthusiasm and openness. from the responses of other posters I think Durham should be a great experience. I'll let you know my honest 'review' in 12 months ;) .



Good luck, you ll be probably the onli english one, last batch there were just 3 so let s see who is more adjustable...

<blockquote>I'll be going to Durham too. I look foward to comparing my experiences with your's colorado (especially things like the level of university support) - granted I am a British student so perhaps I may adjust easier.

Neverthless I believe you reap what you sow ; I intend to approach all aspects of the masters with enthusiasm and openness. from the responses of other posters I think Durham should be a great experience. I'll let you know my honest 'review' in 12 months ;) .</blockquote>


Good luck, you ll be probably the onli english one, last batch there were just 3 so let s see who is more adjustable...
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