Author: the-careers-team

Top tips for vac scheme applications

ULaw's John McKeown talks writing concisely, assessment centres and handling rejection

Oct 16 2023 1:33pm

Insights into the Birmingham legal market and how to go about building QWE

Clare Stapleton, Employability Group Manager at ULaw Birmingham talks networking tips, common application pitfalls and demonstrating commercial awareness

Oct 10 2023 10:59am
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‘I studied law for the first time when preparing for the SQE – and I wouldn’t change a thing’

Legal Cheek Careers sits down with US law firm trainee Ellen Swarbrick to talk SQE, career change and TCs

Oct 9 2023 11:17am

My journey to become an investment management lawyer

Macfarlanes associate Tiffany Cox discusses her move into law and her work in the firm's ESG working group

Sep 26 2023 10:41am

How to study and network effectively, and why international experiences are invaluable

Meet Aruna Verma, the new Dean at ULaw’s Moorgate campus

Sep 20 2023 10:41am
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Full video: The SQE: two years on

Experts from the SRA and BPP come together to reflect on the SQE so far

Aug 18 2023 9:36am
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What it takes to succeed on a law conversion course

The College of Legal Practice’s module leader for the Graduate Foundation in Law, Laura Hall, discusses her law conversion experience and time in legal practice

Jul 20 2023 12:37pm
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Two years on: 5 reflections on the SQE

BPP joins the SRA to discuss the challenges and opportunities under the new regime

Jul 18 2023 2:54pm

‘Future lawyers need to be versatile and willing to innovate’

As technology continues to transform the legal industry, we chat to Cemile Cakir, head of online postgraduate academic courses at ULaw, for her take on how students should engage with it

Jul 17 2023 2:30pm
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Full video: How to choose an SQE preparation course

BPP tutors and students discuss the different factors to bear in mind

Jul 14 2023 3:05pm

Forging a career as a City lawyer

The University of Law academic manager Nicole Kalli discusses what it is like to work and study in London

Jun 30 2023 11:07am

‘Do your homework on the law firms you apply to’

Showing you know who they are and what they do, and having your clear reasons for applying, is vital to success, says ULaw careers consultant John McKeown

Jun 29 2023 12:18pm
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SQE: a future trainee’s perspective

Callum Martin shares his tips whilst studying BPP’s SQE-LLM course

Jun 27 2023 2:30pm

A day-by-day account of a virtual summer vacation scheme

Lawyers and industry experts share insights on a range of commercial law topics

Jun 26 2023 4:20pm

Nottingham’s legal market has ‘something for everyone’

Clare Newton, lecturer at ULaw Nottingham, shares her view on the changing legal market and life as a solicitor

Jun 9 2023 11:17am
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Full video: QWE: the truth, the myths and the plan

Experts from BPP, TLT and Accutrainee come together to shed light on Qualifying Work Experience

Jun 6 2023 10:27am

The lowdown on Liverpool’s thriving legal scene

Nicola Walker, The University of Law's Liverpool and Chester campus manager, makes the case for pursuing a legal career in the North West

May 24 2023 12:03pm
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‘I used to be a law firm partner — now I’m helping students pass the SQE’

Jane Waddell, The College of Legal Practice's Head of Curriculum Design and Development, shares her perspective on the SQE

May 23 2023 10:30am

‘I swapped nursing for law after reading Donoghue v Stevenson’

Anne Robertson reflects on her journey from nurse to solicitor, and now Undergraduate Programme and Student Lead at The University of Law's Leeds campus

May 10 2023 11:20am

‘Help! I can’t secure a training contract’

Shearman & Sterling senior recruitment manager Paul Gascoyne lends his expertise for a special edition of our Career Conundrums series

May 9 2023 11:06am
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A former law firm recruiter explains how to secure a training contract

Ellen Marsh, now careers manager at ULaw Bristol, offers students her advice

May 4 2023 12:17pm