One Third Of Law Student Regret Taking The Degree Study Shows

A UK study found that a third of law students regret their graduation and even more that it is not value for money.

The Student Academic Experience Survey asked over 14,000 undergraduate students in the UK, “If you knew what you know now, would you have chosen another degree?”, Which 31 percent of respondents said “definitely” or “maybe” said.

In the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere in particular, legal degrees have come under fire for career prospect issues, but the survey responses raised some eyebrows.

Regarding the “value for money” the survey showed as follows:

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And regarding the question of whether the students would have chosen a different course if they knew what they know now, the answers –

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The survey found that a small number of courses such as social sciences, history, philosophy, and others thought the courses were worth the money. The course value thumbs up was stronger in courses such as medicine.

University surveys, however, can lack accuracy, as in the Times Higher Education Blog

First, many students often do not respond to requests for feedback. This can lead to unrepresentative feedback. While the NSS has a reported response rate of 68 percent, this feedback is not specific to individual courses or instructors. In some of the university learning units we examined, fewer than 10 percent of students completed the feedback surveys.

Other questions arise as well, such as the amount of time it takes to complete the survey, the nature of the questions, and, in fact, whether the students can do things that even their instructors can remember –

One instructor we spoke to explained how, in a kind of Kafkaesque nightmare, their learning module questionnaire asked students for feedback on the feedback they had received on their work before they actually received the feedback.

Another one we consulted received the following feedback: “Honestly, I don’t remember who the teacher was, sorry”. Perhaps more worryingly, another lecturer received the following feedback: “I can’t remember anything about this module.” Another student commented, “I’m sorry to say I can’t really think of anything to say”.

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