Dream come true for Greek law students
A group of Law students from Crete visited Staffordshire University on a fact finding mission to help them decide the next steps in their education.
Five students travelled to the University from the MBS College of Crete, its partner institution, where all of the course modules are the same as in the UK - even being taught in English.
The visit enabled the students to experience University life in the UK – attending lectures, dedicated workshops and receiving advice and information about their future careers.
The trip was funded by the University’s Development Office after the law school successfully bid for a grant from its Annual Fund which receives donations from alumni, staff, former staff, and friends of Staffordshire University.
Nicola Cole, Award Leader for the Legal Practice Course at the University, said: “We wanted to make the students feel welcome and very much part of Staffordshire University. The visiting group fully engaged with our students, both in and outside lectures and loved the experience of student life on campus.”
The trip also allowed the students to take in the heritage of the area with visits to Middleport Pottery and surrounding cities including Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool.
Katia Tzagkaraki, LLB Programme Leader at MBS College of Crete said: “It was an amazing experience for me and my students, like a dream come true. We would all like to thank Staffordshire University for making it come true.”
The students are all in the final year of their studies in Crete and need to think carefully about their options after graduating - if they want to practice law in Greece they need to complete an add on course in Greek law, or they could take the LPC with Staffordshire University or pursue EU law.
Visiting student Margarita Goniotaki said: “The visit encouraged us to stretch our thinking and the staff and students were all very friendly.”
“We found out about learning opportunities in the UK for law students and had the chance to speak with solicitors about the skill set needed for lawyers which was very helpful.”
Find out more information about Law courses offered by Staffordshire University here.
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