BPP and CoL Bristol invasion sparks LPC supremacy war

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  • The College of Law accusing someone else of overcharging? Hilarious.

    I would imagine BILP is able to charge less as it's a better run organisation and doesn't waste money on nonsense. The College of Law and BPP meanwhile seem to be stocked full of staff unable to answer any form of query without using an unedited, generic precedent.

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  • When is Nigel Savage going to realise that he can't simply go around mouthing off about his rivals. It will eventually come back and bite him where is hurts.

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  • I'm a Bristol student wanting to do my LPC next year and I'm going to got to BILP because they are well-established in the area and have great links with firms there. Even though the College and BPP are household names I don't want to be just a guinea pig in this war!

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  • It's a good job that BILP are refurbishing their building as it's pretty grotty.

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  • I went to BILP simply because I wanted to stay in Bristol having gone to Bristol University, and also because they were the only provider to retain a 5 star rating prior to that grading system being scrapped.

    The core team of tutors, such as, Steve Dinning, Wendy Swinscoe et al were all excellent. However, as has been mentioned, lots of the workshop rooms were pretty dire, the library was nowhere near as good as that in Wills Memorial Building for example, and many peripheral/newly recruited tutors were not up to scratch.

    I do fear for BILP as I suspect many Bristol graduates will pick BPP or CoL over studying at a UWE campus. I also wonder how they can cut fees further as they were/are pretty cheap in comparison, and I got the distinct impression that the budget was tight already.

    This said, poorer students without Training Contracts will undoubtedly pick BILP as the cheaper option – provided they maintain their reputation and such students are not put off by the ever increasing competition.

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  • And what about those of us who have paid the full amount this year?

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  • Nigel Savage's bitchy rants do neither himself nor CoL any favours. Rather he comes across like a squirrel that has been trapped against a corner and, in its state of fear and anxiety, is trying to bite anything and anyone.

    Personally I think the expansion of BPP and CoL is a stupid idea; there are already far too many LPC graduates paying huge fees and having no job at the end of it. I realise that private organisations (or a charity in CoL's case) will always be motivated by money, but with banks increasingly pulling the plug on funding students without training contracts, is the model sustainable? I don't understand why more decent universities (why is it always the Mets that offer the LPC (apart from Sheffield Uni)) offer the LPC, then at least students would have access to staff with a comprehensive knowledge of their subject.

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  • Am I the only one who thinks even a price just shy of £8,000 is a bit steep for a wholly classroom-based course involving about 18 hours' contact time in a week? To put that into perspective, that's the same price as for a year at a modest private secondary school which has to cover everything from lessons to labs to facilities to sports and music kit.

    I thought this when I did both the GDL and LPC and my opinion hasn't changed. Surprising, really, in that every major law firm I've ever come across has no qualms about screwing down costs for suppliers, staff and indeed everything else. I know there's the argument that course providers will charge as much as they can get away with, but I am amazed that the major law firms have let them get away with so much for so long!

    Does anyone else out there have a view on this?

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  • Cut fee's or no cut fee's I would pick BILP every time over College of Law and BPP. BILP has an outstanding teaching team and is an excellent place to study the LPC. It has good links with the local firms and more importantly their students are happy studying there!

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  • Despite the cut fee's I would still choose BILP over Col of Law and BPP. It's teaching team are outstanding and there are excellent links with local firms.

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