This post has been contributed by Patricia McKellar Associate Director, Undergraduate Laws.
Last week we ran our very successful Revision Course in London. We have been organising the London revision for several years now and it is fast becoming a regular event on our academic calendar. Students from all over the world attend classes covering eight compulsory modules. Each day provided tuition from a University of London academic for a different module. There were short lectures, tutorials, quizzes, exam preparation sessions as well as lots of interaction with the tutors. There were over fifteen nationalities present with some students attending for the second time. Students valued the opportunity to have direct contact with their tutors and to network with the wider community of learners. These interactions helped them to work through challenging concepts and boosted their confidence. But don’t just take it from us- here’s some comments from the students as to what they liked about the revision event.
‘The practical and focused approach to addressing the problems in exam situations’.
‘The very valuable instructions on what to do or to avoid in an exam plus going through solutions to sample cases’.
‘The tutorials and lectures were a good opportunity to consolidate my knowledge and the Recent Developments lecture added important relevant information.’
One evening there was a small reception in Senate House with members of the Undergraduate Laws Team as well as tutors. Students were also given a guided tour of Senate House which is the central part of the University and is an iconic building. These events contributed to the collegiality of the event with many students leaving as firm friends and with promises to form study groups.
The recordings of the lectures and associated resources will be posted on the VLE before the exams so keep a look out for these. And make sure you sign up early to the Revision week next year!