Swansea or Nottingham?


I ve been offered a place for LLM Maritime Law at the university of Swansea and the university of Nottingham and I really don't know which one to choose. I need your help!!

I ve been offered a place for LLM Maritime Law at the university of Swansea and the university of Nottingham and I really don't know which one to choose. I need your help!!
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kosta

I ve been offered a place for LLM Maritime Law at the university of Swansea and the university of Nottingham and I really don't know which one to choose. I need your help!!


I would wholleheartedly recommend Swansea! I did my LLM in Swansea and I miss it every day. The maritime teaching team is superb, some of the lecturers have worked in practice before joining Swansea and this makes a great difference. The lecturers are very approachable and always happy to help. Swansea has a great reputation in the shipping industry and they are very well connected with the practice, i.e Swansea lecturers teach the trainee lawyers in the city, as well as the BIMCO, IATA and other professional courses. The city law firms are also offering prizes to the best LLM students in recognition of Swansea's excellence. I work in the sector and I can see a lot of Swansea graduates being hired in high flying jobs. I also collaborate with my classmates who have done well in their countries, when I have a case involving their jurisdiction.
Unlike Nottingham, Swansea has a teaching team (consisting of a great number of lecturers-some are greeks-I assume by the name that you are Greek)- dedicated to the LLM in Maritime Law who are also members of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, which organises conferences and seminars throughout the year.
And I forgot to mention that Swansea is a nice city by the sea. Welsh people are also very friendly and they will go out of tgeir way to help you.

<blockquote>I ve been offered a place for LLM Maritime Law at the university of Swansea and the university of Nottingham and I really don't know which one to choose. I need your help!! </blockquote>

I would wholleheartedly recommend Swansea! I did my LLM in Swansea and I miss it every day. The maritime teaching team is superb, some of the lecturers have worked in practice before joining Swansea and this makes a great difference. The lecturers are very approachable and always happy to help. Swansea has a great reputation in the shipping industry and they are very well connected with the practice, i.e Swansea lecturers teach the trainee lawyers in the city, as well as the BIMCO, IATA and other professional courses. The city law firms are also offering prizes to the best LLM students in recognition of Swansea's excellence. I work in the sector and I can see a lot of Swansea graduates being hired in high flying jobs. I also collaborate with my classmates who have done well in their countries, when I have a case involving their jurisdiction.
Unlike Nottingham, Swansea has a teaching team (consisting of a great number of lecturers-some are greeks-I assume by the name that you are Greek)- dedicated to the LLM in Maritime Law who are also members of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, which organises conferences and seminars throughout the year.
And I forgot to mention that Swansea is a nice city by the sea. Welsh people are also very friendly and they will go out of tgeir way to help you.
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Thanks for your reply! It's really helpful... I have two questions for you though..
First of all when did you study in Swansea
..and secondly, do you recommend the university's dorms or are the private dorms/studios better?

Thanks for your reply! It's really helpful... I have two questions for you though..
First of all when did you study in Swansea
..and secondly, do you recommend the university's dorms or are the private dorms/studios better?
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kosta

Thanks for your reply! It's really helpful... I have two questions for you though..
First of all when did you study in Swansea
..and secondly, do you recommend the university's dorms or are the private dorms/studios better?


I did my LLM a while ago. But since then, the LLM teaching team has been strenghthened by well reputed professors like Baughen and Tettenborn. Some classes are also now taught by barristers like Macdonald-Eggers and Mans Jaccobson (the former director of the Oil Pollution Fund).
Re accomodation, it is a matter of personal preference as the halls of residence (Beck house) are nice and comfortable. I had an ensuite one in Beck and just shared the kitchen, which in fact made me socialise more with the other students. Beck is within 10 minutes walk through a nice park but I now hear that they have new accomodation on campus. There are a lot of studios in the city centre but you can only hire a room and share the bathroom and kitchen.

<blockquote>Thanks for your reply! It's really helpful... I have two questions for you though..
First of all when did you study in Swansea
..and secondly, do you recommend the university's dorms or are the private dorms/studios better?</blockquote>

I did my LLM a while ago. But since then, the LLM teaching team has been strenghthened by well reputed professors like Baughen and Tettenborn. Some classes are also now taught by barristers like Macdonald-Eggers and Mans Jaccobson (the former director of the Oil Pollution Fund).
Re accomodation, it is a matter of personal preference as the halls of residence (Beck house) are nice and comfortable. I had an ensuite one in Beck and just shared the kitchen, which in fact made me socialise more with the other students. Beck is within 10 minutes walk through a nice park but I now hear that they have new accomodation on campus. There are a lot of studios in the city centre but you can only hire a room and share the bathroom and kitchen.
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The only thing that worries me re accommodation is whether I ll have my own bathroom or not. It's very important for me to have an ensuite room.. My first choice was an ensuite room (Beck house) but they said they cannot guarantee that I ll get an ensuite room , so I was wondering what other options do I have.. apart from university accommodation..

The only thing that worries me re accommodation is whether I ll have my own bathroom or not. It's very important for me to have an ensuite room.. My first choice was an ensuite room (Beck house) but they said they cannot guarantee that I ll get an ensuite room , so I was wondering what other options do I have.. apart from university accommodation..
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kosta

The only thing that worries me re accommodation is whether I ll have my own bathroom or not. It's very important for me to have an ensuite room.. My first choice was an ensuite room (Beck house) but they said they cannot guarantee that I ll get an ensuite room , so I was wondering what other options do I have.. apart from university accommodation..

Unless things have changed, you should be OK if you apply by the deadline they have set. I stayed in Beck but some of my classmates were renting studios on the Kingsway (City centre) through an agency called studentdigz(they have a website). It is also worth checking with them. Also they have nice appartments in the Marina (lovely place to live!!!) but they may be a bit more expensive.

<blockquote>The only thing that worries me re accommodation is whether I ll have my own bathroom or not. It's very important for me to have an ensuite room.. My first choice was an ensuite room (Beck house) but they said they cannot guarantee that I ll get an ensuite room , so I was wondering what other options do I have.. apart from university accommodation..</blockquote>
Unless things have changed, you should be OK if you apply by the deadline they have set. I stayed in Beck but some of my classmates were renting studios on the Kingsway (City centre) through an agency called studentdigz(they have a website). It is also worth checking with them. Also they have nice appartments in the Marina (lovely place to live!!!) but they may be a bit more expensive.
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I ve been offered a place for LLM Maritime Law at the university of Swansea and the university of Nottingham and I really don't know which one to choose. I need your help!!


I did my LLM in Swansea and I am so happy for my decision. Superb pactice -oriented teaching, down to earth lecturers who are there to help you, excellent links with the practice (I now work in a P&I Club and I can what Swansea does in the City, i.e lectures, seminars, prizes from law forms and also how well prepared the Swansea grads are for the shipping practice), very rich library and very picturesque and friendly city).
Re accomodation, do not worry! I was a very late arrival and I rented an appartment in beautiful Swansea Marina but there were also other options in the city.

<blockquote>I ve been offered a place for LLM Maritime Law at the university of Swansea and the university of Nottingham and I really don't know which one to choose. I need your help!! </blockquote>

I did my LLM in Swansea and I am so happy for my decision. Superb pactice -oriented teaching, down to earth lecturers who are there to help you, excellent links with the practice (I now work in a P&I Club and I can what Swansea does in the City, i.e lectures, seminars, prizes from law forms and also how well prepared the Swansea grads are for the shipping practice), very rich library and very picturesque and friendly city).
Re accomodation, do not worry! I was a very late arrival and I rented an appartment in beautiful Swansea Marina but there were also other options in the city.
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