Access to Law – careers event for students with disabilities and long term health conditions

Access to Law is an empowering careers event created exclusively for students with disabilities or long-term health conditions*, who are looking to gain insights into a career within law. Students will have the opportunity to speak to representatives from leading global law firms Pinsent Mason, BCLP, Weil and White & Case.

Each firm will discuss their commitment to disability inclusion, showcase diverse role models and share lived experiences, conduct a panel discussion and discuss the opportunities and careers they have. It’s a great opportunity for students to ask firms any questions they have and to explore a career in law with a firm committed to inclusion.

It’s free to attend and open to all students regardless of study topic and location. We’ll reimburse £75 of standard class travel and support students with any questions or advice.

When: Thursday 28th November 14:00 – 18:30
Where: Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London, EC2A 4ES, We’ll reimburse £75 of standard class travel
Participating firms: Pinsent Masons, Clifford Chance, Weil, White & Case
Charity Partner: Business Disability Forum
To apply, visit:

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Orwell Society offering £3,000 bursary to support journalists of the future

The Orwell Society is inviting aspiring journalists to enter a competition to receive a bursary of £3,000 to support them through their education and training.

The competition is open to students who in September/October 2020 will be continuing their UK undergraduate journalism course or moving from their final year on to a postgraduate journalism programme.

The competition is also open to all undergraduate and post-graduate students at a UK university who are aiming to take up a job in journalism in September/October 2020. Those students on non-journalism programmes will have to convince the panel of judges about their commitment to taking up a journalism job.

The judges of the competition are Richard Blair, son of Orwell and Patron of the Orwell Society, Ros Wynne-Jones, of the Daily Mirror, Dr Judith Townend, journalist and lecturer in media and information law at the University of Sussex, and Richard Lance Keeble, Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln and chair of The Orwell Society.

Ellizabeth Howcroft, a graduate of Cambridge University and winner of the bursary for 2019-2020, said: “The clarity and lucidity of Orwell’s prose has had a significant impact on my aims and ambitions as I start my career. Orwell inspires me to seek truth and to learn to communicate it plainly, without the obstruction of jargon or euphemism. I am also inspired by his intellectual versatility, as he writes convincingly on such a range of topics.”

The full terms and conditions for the competition (and deadline) can be obtained by emailing with Bursary Journalist in the header.



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Careers workshops this week

Tuesday 19 November 10-11.00 am

Develop Your Skills in Completing Application Forms

Come along to this workshop to find out how you can make the most of your skills and promote yourself effectively and make your Application Form stand out from the rest.

Wednesday 20 November

Mature Students – Developing Effective Career Skills  10 – 11 am

Developing Effective Career Skills to Successfully Progress onto your Chosen Career – workshop for MATURE STUDENTS

This Careers workshop aimed at mature students, will allow you to navigate the world of Higher Education and allow you to confidently progress towards your chosen career.

Friday 22 November 10-11.30

Preparing for Psychometric Tests – Verbal & Numerical Reasoning

During this workshop you will learn about both numerical and verbal reasoning tests used by employers during recruitment. Participants will get the chance to look at example questions as a group and work through some further examples in a supportive environment.

To see all oui events and book your place at:


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Burges Salmon presentation evenings for students interested in a career in law

Burges Salmon is holding a presentation evenings at their Bristol, Edinburgh and London offices for university level students interested in finding out about a career in law.

The evenings will consist of presentations about the firm, the recruitment process and life as a trainee. There will be the opportunity to network with our lawyers, trainee solicitors and the graduate recruitment team.

Travel expenses can be reimbursed for attendees travelling a reasonable distance (up to £100)

sign up here


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Insight Session – Ince Gordon Dadds

This session offers an insight into the types of careers in a commercial law firm. A great opportunity to network and practice group presentation skills.

Thursday 28th November


Whitechapel location 

If you are interested please send an email with your student ID number, course and University to by Monday 25th November.


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Careers workshops this week

Wednesday 13 November 11-12.00 pm

Top Tips for Effective CVs and Cover Letters

In an increasingly competitive job market, you need to make an impact when completing your CV and cover letter. Come along to this workshop to find out how you can make the most of your skills and promote yourself effectively in your CV and covering letter.

Wednesday 13 November 12-1.00 pm

Preparing for Assessment Centres

This workshop is an introduction to assessment centres which are often used by large employers in graduate recruitment.

This event is part of GSBL Enhancement Week and open to London Met current students and recent graduates.

Thursday 14 November 11-12.00 pm

Career Planning

Know what job you want, but not sure how to get it? Understand that you need work experience but not sure how to go about getting it. This interactive session will help you to start formulating a career plan to set yourself achievable steps in order to reach your career goals.

This event is part of GSBL Enhancement Week and open to London Met current students and recent graduates.

Thursday 14 November 12 – 1pm

Top Tips for Job Search

Job Search can be a complicated process. This workshop will help you develop strategies when looking for part time and full time vacancies and make your job search more effective.

This event is part of GSBL Enhancement Week and open to London Met current students and recent graduates

To book for any of these events go to:

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Law Careers Event for LGBTQ+ students and students with a disability!

DiversCity in Law

You’re an LGBTQ+ undergrad or postgrad student, and you want to pursue a legal career in the City. Come to us. DiversCity in Law is an award-winning, annual event (now in its ninth year) where LGBTQ+ students can find out all about legal careers, and get advice from those already in the sector.

Our aim? To help students feel more confident about applying to top law firms and then supporting them on their journey. That’s why our free event is jam-packed with all sorts of useful sessions, workshops and panel discussions – each one designed to shatter any misconceptions and open up the world of City law.

All the details you need to know…

When: Thursday 5th December 2019

Where: Linklaters, London. Travel expenses reimbursed

Participating firms: Arnold & Porter, Ashurst, Baker McKenzie, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Clifford Chance, Gowling WLG, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, Mayer Brown, Milbank, Pinsent Masons, Reed Smith, RPC, Slaughter and May, Taylor Wessing, Weil, White & Case.

To apply, visit:

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Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition 2020

Are you a student or recent graduate from a university in London?

Do you have a smart business idea that can improve the city that we live in?

We are excited to announce that the Mayor’s Entrepreneur has now got four prizes of £20,000 each!

We are looking for smart business ideas focused on one of the four awards in the Environment, Creative Industries, Smart Cities and Health sectors.

Not ready to enter yet? Why not come to one of our workshops? Just make sure you apply by midnight on 22 March 2020.

Have a look at our website ( to find out more.

Why not register your interest to receive updates about the competition via email.


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Investment Banks and Finance: Uncovered A Career Event for Disabled Students – Wednesday 20th November 2019

  • Where: King’s College London
  • When: 18.00 – 20.30, Wednesday 20th November 2019
  • Who: Students and graduates of any degree discipline
  • Closing Date: Sunday 17th November 2019

The event will provide insight into different sectors and organisations, and will be an opportunity to ask questions of representatives from our inclusive partner employees, J.P. Morgan, the Financial Conduct Authority and Bloomberg. It will take place from 6pm to 8.30pm on the 20th November, at King’s College London.

There will also be a discussion about the impact of disability in the recruitment process and the workplace, with the objective of increasing participants’ confidence and understanding of adjustments, what they might be, when to ask for them, and how EmployAbility can provide support and assistance through that process.

The Speakers

J.P. Morgan, the FCA and Bloomberg offer internships, and graduate programmes for a range of careers. All are committed to diversity, actively encouraging and supporting disabled applicants, working with EmployAbility’s team of experts to ensure that disabled candidates are provided with the level playing field which is their right.

As well as learning more about the organisations and the careers within them, you will gain an insight into how our partners approach disability inclusion, and what this means for you. Great relationships start with good conversation, and the evening will provide a chance to network with our speakers, and ask them the questions you really want answered.

Click here to register for the event.

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Free first time freelance event – London 18th November

Calling London based creative students…

Join us for an evening of networking and nibbles, as we introduce you to the world of freelancing.

IPSE has teamed up with Battersea Arts Centre to give those interested in working in the creative industries, an insight into freelancing. The evening will include an introduction to working for yourself, a panel discussion, refreshments, and networking.

Sitting on the panel will be: Bree Kotomah, fashion designer and winner of IPSE’s Young Freelancer Award 2019, Sean Muntaner, industrial graphic designer and Tina Touli, interdisciplinary & multimedia designer. Get advice, find out their tips and be inspired by their freelance journey.

This event is part of IPSE’s Freelancing for Students series, designed to give students and recent graduates from across the UK top tips and advice on how to successfully launch a career as a freelancer.

Event details:

Monday 18 Novber, 6:30pm-9pm
Battersea Arts Centre, SCRATCH Hub
Lavender Hill
SW11 5TN

Book your free ticket here


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