Mark Popple, LLB student

Mark Popple is currently studying an LLB and is in his third and final year.

The LLB: my perfect degree

"My principle reason for taking the LLB was because of the ever-evolving, ever-changing nature of law. I relish being challenged and never like to be bored, so the LLB, with its offerings of intellectually stimulating modules as well as the ability to engage with research into incredibly interesting areas of the Law, was the perfect degree for me.

"My main reason for choosing Derby was the emphasis that they placed on providing you with the necessary skills you need to succeed in the world of work – even work outside the legal profession. I found this offering unique.

"In addition, the passion shown by those teaching the course when I visited on the open day, as well as the facilities provided, including a dedicated law library and a purpose built courtroom, showed me that Derby was the best option." 

Challenging but with great support

"The course has certainly been challenging – both academically and emotionally at times. However, there are great resources at your fingertips and great support from tutors. These things have helped make it thoroughly fulfilling and ultimately enjoyable."

Preparation for my career

"The course has helped me prepare for my future career in many ways. It has helped improve my communication, research and organisational skills in a way I could never have imagined before coming here.

"Moreover, it has helped improve my ability to problem-solve and engrained in me that preparation and hard work are the key to a successful career, whatever you wish to do."

The most enjoyable aspects for me

"I like the fact that you are always challenged at every turn. In addition, the opportunity to study and research into your own particular interests in law as the course goes on, ensures you are always kept engaged.

"Furthermore, the abundance of extra-curricular activities on offer, such as mooting, have been a particular highlight. They provide you with essential skills that assist your learning.

"I could not recommend the course highly enough."

Life after the LLB

I plan to do a Masters in Medical Law and Ethics.

LLB student, Mark Popple, in the courtroom “My main reason for choosing Derby was the emphasis that they placed on providing you with the necessary skills for the world of work – even work outside the legal profession. I found this offering unique.”