Guest Student Blog: Malina Preda talks about discovering a passion for family law

Malina recently graduated this July. My name is Malina Preda and I am graduating this year from University of Essex. My evolution through three years spent in university was impressive as I enjoyed lots of work experience in my final year which increased my learning outcomes, skills and employability. My first year of university was … Continue reading Guest Student Blog: Malina Preda talks about discovering a passion for family law

Guest Student Blog: Emma Newton talks why she chose to do a placement year

Emma recently graduated this July. Towards the end of my first year at University, I began contemplating the different types of work experience I could embark on to further my chances of success in the law field. In researching my options, I attended the placements bootcamp to gain an insight into the benefits of completing … Continue reading Guest Student Blog: Emma Newton talks why she chose to do a placement year

Guest Student Blog: Abena Prempeh talks about her experience with Keystone Solicitors

Congratulations to Abena who graduated this year! Every year since the start of my four-year degree in law, I was determined to secure an internship to better inform and prepare me professionally in my future endeavours as a solicitor. The perfect opportunity then presented itself as this was a requirement for the module, Clinical Legal … Continue reading Guest Student Blog: Abena Prempeh talks about her experience with Keystone Solicitors

Guest Student Blog: Sean Walkden talks about his placement at Support Through Court and Professional development

Sean, standing at the School's Mooting final heald at the Supreme Court. During my final year I aimed to develop myself professionally while working towards my degree. After a phone call with the Employability Development Diector in the Summer of 2019, where we dicussed some activities that the University puts on which could help. As … Continue reading Guest Student Blog: Sean Walkden talks about his placement at Support Through Court and Professional development

Guest Student Blog: Lucy Day talks volunteering at the Essex Law Clinic and placements.

Lucy Day My name is Lucy Day and I am a final year LLB Law student. Throughout my three years at university, I have volunteered for Essex Law Clinic as a case worker and more recently for various projects and a firm manager position. Volunteering at the Clinic helped me develop professionally from an early … Continue reading Guest Student Blog: Lucy Day talks volunteering at the Essex Law Clinic and placements.

Guest Student Blog: Emma McKinstry talks about her work placement at Ashtons Legal

Guest post by Emma McKinstry, LLB Law with Business Last September I was fortunate enough to spend a week with Ashtons Legal, in the Fornham St. Martins office. Placed with the Lifetime Planning team my role was to shadow the solicitors in the department and assist with anything they needed to be done. My main … Continue reading Guest Student Blog: Emma McKinstry talks about her work placement at Ashtons Legal

Reflecting on my role as a Student Engagement Intern

Since September, I have been apart of the Events and Communications Team in the School of Law, working as their Student Engagement Intern. My role was to increase student's engagement within the School, through social events, competitions, newsletters and blog posts like this one! I've was given some amazing opportunities, so I thought I would … Continue reading Reflecting on my role as a Student Engagement Intern

5 Reasons to do a Placement Year whilst studying Law at Essex

The University of Essex offers its students the choice of taking a four year course. This additional year is spent on a placement. This can be really beneficial because it is time spent gaining advantageous work experience; something which could really give you the edge over other applicants when applying for graduate level jobs in … Continue reading 5 Reasons to do a Placement Year whilst studying Law at Essex