Tag: BSB

BSB issues guidance for aspiring barristers caught up in marking boycott

Law schools can accept students with pending degree results

Jul 12 2023 12:26pm
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Bar exams: BSB stats reveal widely differing pass rates among providers

New figures -- focusing on centralised assessments only -- show average pass rates ranging between 92% and 18%

Sep 2 2021 9:33am

Pupil barrister numbers down nearly a third in 30 years

757 in 1991 ⤵️ 542 in 2020

Jul 28 2021 11:33am

December bar exams to go ahead as planned

BSB keeping assessments under 'close review' in wake of second lockdown

Nov 10 2020 9:21am

White male barristers out-earn female and BAME colleagues

Even with the same level of experience and areas of law, research finds

Nov 6 2020 8:35am

Top law prof to oversee independent review into summer bar exam fiasco

BSB announces appointment of Hull Uni pro-vice chancellor Rebecca Huxley-Binns

Nov 4 2020 10:48am

Exam waiver ‘not an option now or in the future’, says BSB

Fallout between regulator and students rumbles on

Sep 23 2020 12:48pm

Bar students won’t be told their exam results before resits

BSB says it's not possible to release grades sooner for 'quality assurance' reasons

Sep 17 2020 3:23pm

Bar exams latest: BSB pushes ahead with ‘pen and paper’ October resits

One third of exams beset by technical difficulties, regulator confirms

Sep 11 2020 11:25am

COVID-19: Regulator predicts drop in pupillage numbers

Knock-on effects of pandemic likely felt by students seeking training spots over next two years, according to new BSB impact report

Sep 9 2020 10:27am

BPTC student ‘forced to defer’ exams over fears she’d have to remove headscarf for male invigilator

BSB says proctoring partner could not guarantee female assessor due to increased demand during pandemic

Aug 14 2020 11:22am

BPTC student raises bias and privacy concerns over exam proctoring

BSB says online exams aren't 'discriminatory' but union have come out in support of students wanting to pursue potential legal action

Jul 23 2020 12:12pm

Regulator apologises to BPTC students following exam booking chaos

Some spent several hours on the line only to be hung up on or told to call back later

Jul 15 2020 1:22pm

BSB: A response to BPTC students’ exam concerns

We will seek to ensure online assessment arrangements are fair for all, writes BSB director of regulatory operations Oliver Hanmer

Jun 3 2020 10:10am

BPTC students urge regulator to reconsider COVID-19 exam plans

93% of bar hopefuls surveyed believe BSB's proposals will negatively impact their performance

Jun 2 2020 9:13am

Bar regulator’s COVID-19 exam proposals could prejudice female students

Former BPTC student and future barrister Sarah Ismail considers why

May 29 2020 9:10am