Who's going to Durham Law School this year?


nirav

hi,,, jus wanted to know as to where to start lookin for the private accomadation....y

hi,,, jus wanted to know as to where to start lookin for the private accomadation....y
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crash_46

Hi Crash, congratulations! I have also got and offer to stay at Howlands Ensuite, so it´s good to know that you are going also.
Right now, awaiting for the bursaries result. Currently working full time in a Spanish law firm. Keep in touch mate.


Hey Colorado, have u accepted the accommodation offer yet? and when are you planning to come to durham?

<blockquote>Hi Crash, congratulations! I have also got and offer to stay at Howlands Ensuite, so it´s good to know that you are going also.
Right now, awaiting for the bursaries result. Currently working full time in a Spanish law firm. Keep in touch mate.
</blockquote>

Hey Colorado, have u accepted the accommodation offer yet? and when are you planning to come to durham?
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Colorado

Hello my honorable Crash. Yes I hvae already accepted the ofrer from USTINOV COLLEGE. I shall be arriving the 30th of September. What about you? I would like to meet up with you once we get in Durham. You are from India, aren´t you?
My email is as follows: vibarrachina@yahoo.com
Look forward to hearing from you.

Hello my honorable Crash. Yes I hvae already accepted the ofrer from USTINOV COLLEGE. I shall be arriving the 30th of September. What about you? I would like to meet up with you once we get in Durham. You are from India, aren´t you?
My email is as follows: vibarrachina@yahoo.com
Look forward to hearing from you.
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Colorado

Dear comrades. I have been reading that some of you are thinking of going to private accommodation instead of College. With the due respect I do not think that is a good idea. Durham is driven by the Collegiate System. Living outside the College, it does not really make sense. It would make sense in another city, but not in a city like Durham. Bear in mind that all the Colleges have its own associations, formal dinners, clubs, sports, etcyou may loos all these privileges that a College gives to one. Living in a private accomodation, you will be living, somehow isolated of all the University activities.It is just an opinion but I wanted to share my thoughts with all of you guys,

Dear comrades. I have been reading that some of you are thinking of going to private accommodation instead of College. With the due respect I do not think that is a good idea. Durham is driven by the Collegiate System. Living outside the College, it does not really make sense. It would make sense in another city, but not in a city like Durham. Bear in mind that all the Colleges have its own associations, formal dinners, clubs, sports, etc…you may loos all these privileges that a College gives to one. Living in a private accomodation, you will be living, somehow isolated of all the University activities.It is just an opinion but I wanted to share my thoughts with all of you guys,
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Churchill

When do people have to make a decision on whether they will accept an offer from Durham or not? Do all acceptances have to be received by 17th August?

When do people have to make a decision on whether they will accept an offer from Durham or not? Do all acceptances have to be received by 17th August?
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crash_46

Dear comrades. I have been reading that some of you are thinking of going to private accommodation instead of College. With the due respect I do not think that is a good idea. Durham is driven by the Collegiate System. Living outside the College, it does not really make sense. It would make sense in another city, but not in a city like Durham. Bear in mind that all the Colleges have its own associations, formal dinners, clubs, sports, etcyou may loos all these privileges that a College gives to one. Living in a private accomodation, you will be living, somehow isolated of all the University activities.It is just an opinion but I wanted to share my thoughts with all of you guys,


Hey I agree with you that its a collegiate system, but staying outside wouldnt bar us from the all the activities that you have said............i think : I .. any way I can always chill out at your room when in college right? ;-) and I have already rented a place in durham it costs me 360 GBP all bills included and also has a tv and tv licence and is 10 mins walk from the law school. Do you know if the college will come to pick us on the airport at london?

<blockquote>Dear comrades. I have been reading that some of you are thinking of going to private accommodation instead of College. With the due respect I do not think that is a good idea. Durham is driven by the Collegiate System. Living outside the College, it does not really make sense. It would make sense in another city, but not in a city like Durham. Bear in mind that all the Colleges have its own associations, formal dinners, clubs, sports, etc…you may loos all these privileges that a College gives to one. Living in a private accomodation, you will be living, somehow isolated of all the University activities.It is just an opinion but I wanted to share my thoughts with all of you guys,</blockquote>

Hey I agree with you that its a collegiate system, but staying outside wouldnt bar us from the all the activities that you have said............i think : I .. any way I can always chill out at your room when in college right? ;-) and I have already rented a place in durham it costs me 360 GBP all bills included and also has a tv and tv licence and is 10 mins walk from the law school. Do you know if the college will come to pick us on the airport at london?
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Banking

Crash, just as a matter of caution - double check what time period your rent relates to ....Very often in the UK they measure things on per week basis...Hopefully, this is not the situation in your case

Crash, just as a matter of caution - double check what time period your rent relates to ....Very often in the UK they measure things on per week basis...Hopefully, this is not the situation in your case
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Banking

And Colorado is right - living out of college in Durham os like not living in your college in Oxbridge...they are similar, Durham was the third uni after Oxbridge and still competes with them...

And Colorado is right - living out of college in Durham os like not living in your college in Oxbridge...they are similar, Durham was the third uni after Oxbridge and still competes with them...
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Colorado

Hi banking, nice to meet you. Where are you from mate? Going to Ustinov as well?
Crash, of course you can chill out in my College!
On a different note, I do not think that they do have a service to pick students. These kind of services are usually offered to under-age students. Anyway, kindly you could ask to the law school. Moreover, I would recomend you to flight to Newscastle, which is just 15 minutes far from Durham. Crash did you my email yesterday?

Hi banking, nice to meet you. Where are you from mate? Going to Ustinov as well?
Crash, of course you can chill out in my College!
On a different note, I do not think that they do have a service to pick students. These kind of services are usually offered to under-age students. Anyway, kindly you could ask to the law school. Moreover, I would recomend you to flight to Newscastle, which is just 15 minutes far from Durham. Crash did you my email yesterday?
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Banking

Hi there...I am from UK and I am going to Cambridge...But I have recruited from Durham in the past...Have not got a clue about picking people up but check National Express bus, they are departing from somewhere near Heathrow

Hi there...I am from UK and I am going to Cambridge...But I have recruited from Durham in the past...Have not got a clue about picking people up but check National Express bus, they are departing from somewhere near Heathrow
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Colorado

Hi Banking, Cambridge? wow that s nice mate. By the way, I should be most grateful whether you could please aquaint me some information about living at Durham. I am happy for going to a uni with outstanding reputation, however I was a bit unsure about the city, since it looks a bit boring, is that right? How did you spend your time there? Activities? Nightlife? Thanks a lot.
On a separate note, since you are from UK, I d like to ask you something, particularly my chances to get a job in UK after the LLM, I mean how difficult is for a foreigner to get a job. I ll let you know briefly my background. I hold the LLB from the uni of Barcelona, an exchange program at Sheffield University, several summer courses at LSE,KCL,SOAS and Westminster, one itnernship in India for 4 months in a top international indian law firm, one month itnernship in a British law firm in Singapore, and 3 months (currently) working in a mid-size spanish law firm, and in september 2010 the LLM. (hopefully)

Hi Banking, Cambridge? wow that s nice mate. By the way, I should be most grateful whether you could please aquaint me some information about living at Durham. I am happy for going to a uni with outstanding reputation, however I was a bit unsure about the city, since it looks a bit boring, is that right? How did you spend your time there? Activities? Nightlife? Thanks a lot.
On a separate note, since you are from UK, I d like to ask you something, particularly my chances to get a job in UK after the LLM, I mean how difficult is for a foreigner to get a job. I ll let you know briefly my background. I hold the LLB from the uni of Barcelona, an exchange program at Sheffield University, several summer courses at LSE,KCL,SOAS and Westminster, one itnernship in India for 4 months in a top international indian law firm, one month itnernship in a British law firm in Singapore, and 3 months (currently) working in a mid-size spanish law firm, and in september 2010 the LLM. (hopefully)
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Banking

Hi, I cannot help you on going out questions since it has been 14 years since I graduated, and I have not done much parting since. I work in the City so when I get a minute I just try to catch on sleep.
I did not live in Durham, I just went there once to give a recruitment speech for and on behalf of my bank, I have also interviewed Durham graduates when they came to London. But you should not be concerned with entertainment. Why? Because
You would not have time and that's why you should live in college-this is the only time you are gonna get.
Let me explain. Durham has one positive and one negative issue. Positive: as I mentioned many times over on this board Durhm (and Bristol) has a very specific reputation in the eyes
of the City employers-a school of Oxbridge rejects. Basically they think, rightly or wrongly and do not ask "why"-I do not know "why"-is that whoever has just
Missed on Oxbridge will go to Durham. Not LSE, KCL, UCL and QM but Durham
Hence, when they need to expand the pool of graduates they hire from they take people
From Durham. And you should milk this "Oxbridge rejects" reputation for what it
Worth. Now negative: it is the distance from London. the recruitent process in the UK works in rounds. Basically
You submit your application, the firm will invite you for the first round itserviews with 2 mid rtanking employees. This can sometime
Be done in Durham where you will meet someone like myself. If you pass, you will be asked to attend an assessment centre where you will be given a multiple choice or a written exam
In math, English, logical reasoning and a Briggs-Myers test or similar. If you pass, you will be asked to do a case study and a presentation. If you pass, you will be asked to attend an interview with managers and partners. If you pass, they will give
You the job. In order for you to get an offer you will need to apply to about 30 firms to be on the safe side. 30x3 rounds at least - 90 rounds, out of which 90-30, 60 rounds will take place
Outside of Durham, mainly in London. This means that you will have to commute and stay overnight in London on 60 occasions plus still do your study.
Trust e, you will not have time for fun. Hence, the ones who believe that they will benefit from at least some social life staying outside of college are wrong.
As for your background, where are you from exactly? And if your heritage/background is from a different nation, please let e know_then I'll tell you exactly
However, if you are not an EU citizen, it will be VERY difficult nevermind what your background is.
Make sure that you get a correct visa-there are 2 types of student visas. Ordinary ones, after which
You have to get a work permit, and the ones which will give you a residency right for 1-2 years after graduation
And an opportunity to look for work without a permit. If you get the second one, you are with the chance. If the first one-no chance.
In the first case, employers have to advertise in the national newspaper, interview every single
EU applicant who applies for this position and then explain to the Home Office why they should take you, not them, which will be difficult to do as you still have limited
Experience. Otherwise, assuming that you are early 20s, your experienxe is OK

Hi, I cannot help you on going out questions since it has been 14 years since I graduated, and I have not done much parting since. I work in the City so when I get a minute I just try to catch on sleep.
I did not live in Durham, I just went there once to give a recruitment speech for and on behalf of my bank, I have also interviewed Durham graduates when they came to London. But you should not be concerned with entertainment. Why? Because
You would not have time and that's why you should live in college-this is the only time you are gonna get.
Let me explain. Durham has one positive and one negative issue. Positive: as I mentioned many times over on this board Durhm (and Bristol) has a very specific reputation in the eyes
of the City employers-a school of Oxbridge rejects. Basically they think, rightly or wrongly and do not ask "why"-I do not know "why"-is that whoever has just
Missed on Oxbridge will go to Durham. Not LSE, KCL, UCL and QM but Durham
Hence, when they need to expand the pool of graduates they hire from they take people
From Durham. And you should milk this "Oxbridge rejects" reputation for what it
Worth. Now negative: it is the distance from London. the recruitent process in the UK works in rounds. Basically
You submit your application, the firm will invite you for the first round itserviews with 2 mid rtanking employees. This can sometime
Be done in Durham where you will meet someone like myself. If you pass, you will be asked to attend an assessment centre where you will be given a multiple choice or a written exam
In math, English, logical reasoning and a Briggs-Myers test or similar. If you pass, you will be asked to do a case study and a presentation. If you pass, you will be asked to attend an interview with managers and partners. If you pass, they will give
You the job. In order for you to get an offer you will need to apply to about 30 firms to be on the safe side. 30x3 rounds at least - 90 rounds, out of which 90-30, 60 rounds will take place
Outside of Durham, mainly in London. This means that you will have to commute and stay overnight in London on 60 occasions plus still do your study.
Trust e, you will not have time for fun. Hence, the ones who believe that they will benefit from at least some social life staying outside of college are wrong.
As for your background, where are you from exactly? And if your heritage/background is from a different nation, please let e know_then I'll tell you exactly
However, if you are not an EU citizen, it will be VERY difficult nevermind what your background is.
Make sure that you get a correct visa-there are 2 types of student visas. Ordinary ones, after which
You have to get a work permit, and the ones which will give you a residency right for 1-2 years after graduation
And an opportunity to look for work without a permit. If you get the second one, you are with the chance. If the first one-no chance.
In the first case, employers have to advertise in the national newspaper, interview every single
EU applicant who applies for this position and then explain to the Home Office why they should take you, not them, which will be difficult to do as you still have limited
Experience. Otherwise, assuming that you are early 20s, your experienxe is OK
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Colorado

Very many thanks for your detailed email. When I asked for nightlife, I did not mean that I just want to party, by no means! Just wanted to know the activities offered by Durham, such theathre, cinema, restaurants, museums, and also nightlife.
I aim to suit the QLTT (qualified lawyers transfer test, I am from Barcelona, SPAIN) test while taking the LLM, thus I will be considered as a solicitor.
My brother works in the City also, White&Case, however, recently has been post to Calyon bank. Even having a brother working at the City, I wanted to rely on some information from a British, and I should thanks again for you splendid email.
I understand that Durham University organizes events with law firms, is that true?
Thank very much,

Very many thanks for your detailed email. When I asked for nightlife, I did not mean that I just want to party, by no means! Just wanted to know the activities offered by Durham, such theathre, cinema, restaurants, museums, and also nightlife.
I aim to suit the QLTT (qualified lawyers transfer test, I am from Barcelona, SPAIN) test while taking the LLM, thus I will be considered as a solicitor.
My brother works in the City also, White&Case, however, recently has been post to Calyon bank. Even having a brother working at the City, I wanted to rely on some information from a British, and I should thanks again for you splendid email.
I understand that Durham University organizes events with law firms, is that true?
Thank very much,
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Banking

This is true but only for the first round unless something has changed in recent years. I know White @ Case well though I have only worked with them on Russian real estate deals. Worked with Maya Melnikas and Elena Antonova, if your brother knows them. The patner there is Eric Mikhailov though I did not have much dealings with him directly. As I do not know many Spanish lawyers would be great to meet up once you are in the UK. Give me a shouit some time in October via message on this board.
I was hoping for a deal in Barcelona last year (and more DD in the sun but the bank pulled out for obvious reasons). So no Barcelona for me and it is obe of my top 3 cities!
Calyon is a good bank for corporate, not M@A transactions, such as refinancing, securitisation, commodities work etc. I am sure your brother will be happy there and hopefully he speaks French

This is true but only for the first round unless something has changed in recent years. I know White @ Case well though I have only worked with them on Russian real estate deals. Worked with Maya Melnikas and Elena Antonova, if your brother knows them. The patner there is Eric Mikhailov though I did not have much dealings with him directly. As I do not know many Spanish lawyers would be great to meet up once you are in the UK. Give me a shouit some time in October via message on this board.
I was hoping for a deal in Barcelona last year (and more DD in the sun but the bank pulled out for obvious reasons). So no Barcelona for me and it is obe of my top 3 cities!
Calyon is a good bank for corporate, not M@A transactions, such as refinancing, securitisation, commodities work etc. I am sure your brother will be happy there and hopefully he speaks French
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Colorado

Definitely. I would certainly lie to keep in touch with you. Anyway we could exchange our email contacts through a private message. Cheers.

Definitely. I would certainly lie to keep in touch with you. Anyway we could exchange our email contacts through a private message. Cheers.
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Colorado

Hi Crash, kindly let me know you email address. I sent you and email last week, but I guess you did not get it.
When are you reaching Durham?? Me the 30th. Would be great to meet up.

What about the other people, I should be most grateful whether all the participants of this forum could leave their email address in order to meet up at Durham. Is that ok for you?

Hi Crash, kindly let me know you email address. I sent you and email last week, but I guess you did not get it.
When are you reaching Durham?? Me the 30th. Would be great to meet up.

What about the other people, I should be most grateful whether all the participants of this forum could leave their email address in order to meet up at Durham. Is that ok for you?
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crash_46

Hey I got ur email, but it happened that i resigned from my job around tat time and was busy applying fro visa. And I also feel tat others should leave their email ids here, so its better to stay in touch.

Hey I got ur email, but it happened that i resigned from my job around tat time and was busy applying fro visa. And I also feel tat others should leave their email ids here, so its better to stay in touch.
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sherlock

Hi everyone.

Gerard here from the Philippines. Am heading to Durham this October 1. LLM in International Trade and Commercial Law. St. Chad's College. Hope to hear from you guys.

Regards

Gerard
atty.gerard.chan@gmail.com

Hi everyone.

Gerard here from the Philippines. Am heading to Durham this October 1. LLM in International Trade and Commercial Law. St. Chad's College. Hope to hear from you guys.

Regards

Gerard
atty.gerard.chan@gmail.com
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Hi evry1, I am Delhi based advocate , got an unconditional offer frm Durhum n thy r offering me a seat in St Hild and St Bede college for LLM Int. Trade Law. i hv seen all above replies n most of student hv been offered Ustinov or ST,Chad college for llm only. i m very confused why r thy offering different colleges for the same course within same university, n whether St Hild and St Bede is also as reputed as Ustinov.

i hv one more query if u ppl can help , i hv offer frm Manchester n i hv already got my visa last week my agent is telling me i just hv to write a letter to the high commision tht m switching over to Durhum frm Manchester bcs of undoubteldy its reputation n its a very simple formality, wat do u ppl thing is it really so simple or r thr other technical formalities.
pls advice.

sandeep

Hi evry1, I am Delhi based advocate , got an unconditional offer frm Durhum n thy r offering me a seat in St Hild and St Bede college for LLM Int. Trade Law. i hv seen all above replies n most of student hv been offered Ustinov or ST,Chad college for llm only. i m very confused why r thy offering different colleges for the same course within same university, n whether St Hild and St Bede is also as reputed as Ustinov.

i hv one more query if u ppl can help , i hv offer frm Manchester n i hv already got my visa last week my agent is telling me i just hv to write a letter to the high commision tht m switching over to Durhum frm Manchester bcs of undoubteldy its reputation n its a very simple formality, wat do u ppl thing is it really so simple or r thr other technical formalities.
pls advice.

sandeep
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ArunS

Hi Sandeep,
Basic rule: Don't go to a place you can't spell. Manchester has an edge here.
Arun

Hi Sandeep,
Basic rule: Don't go to a place you can't spell. Manchester has an edge here.
Arun
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