Five ways law students can engage with tech to best prepare for legal practice

A recent tech-themed Employability Week organised by BPP University Law School featured a ‘Legal Tech Hackathon’ in which groups of Legal Practice Course (LPC) students worked collaboratively to create an innovative technical solution to a real-life legal problem, in conjunction with BPP’s Pro Bono Centre. BPP’s LPC chief Jane Houston believes such initiatives are an important more

SRA announcement on the new solicitors assessment – Our response

The SRA has announced today (April 25th, 2017) that it will be introducing an independent assessment, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). Professor Peter Crisp, CEO and Dean of BPP University Law School, has offered his thoughts on the decision HERE. For the SRA’s press release, visit HERE. more

GDL duo prove victorious in BPP Mooting Society final at the Supreme Court

BPP University Law School students Gurhan Erturan and Saorise Harris won the BPP Mooting Society final which was held at the Supreme Court. The GDL duo proved as impressive as the venue alongside runners-up Victoire Courtenay and Emma Fielding, who are also studying the GDL.  On the bench were BPP University Law School lecturers Caroline Collins, more

Dr David Smith: Bereavement and the psychological effects are still taboo subjects, but as Prince Harry’s public bravery showed… it’s good to talk

Aged 12, Prince Harry famously lost his mother to a tragic accident. With a stoic face, and his fists clenched at the funeral, his small figure became an emblem of courage in the face of mortality. Over Easter he showed a lot of public bravery again, this time doing a candid interview with Bryony Gordon more

BPP University Law School’s Pro Bono Centre shortlisted for three LawWorks awards!

BPP University Law School’s Pro Bono Centre has been shortlisted in The LawWorks & Attorney General’s Student Pro Bono Awards 2017 for a trio of accolades. The award-winning centre is shortlisted in the categories of Best Contribution by an Individual Student Award (Demi McLean, BPP University Law School in Manchester), Best Contribution by a Team more

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Being effective and productive is important in both your work life and your apprenticeship studies. Effectiveness is demonstrated when you achieve your intended purpose, or when you complete an activity or task to the required standard, for example, an assignment or portfolio for your apprenticeship. Efficiency is demonstrated when this is achieved whilst minimising or more

Q&A with Kennedys Legal Apprentice, and BPP Apprentice of the Year (Level 5+) winner, Laura Birks

Legal apprentice, Laura Birks, has had plenty to celebrate in 2017 already, having won the BPP Apprentice of the Year (Level 5+) Award. BPP Professional Apprenticeships caught up with the 22-year-old award-winner from Kennedys law firm to ask Chelmsford-based Laura all about her success. Laura, congratulations! How does it feel to be crowned Apprentice of more

Victory for BPP University Law School’s Clare as BPTC student wins Plea in Mitigation competition!

A BPP University Law School student has spoken of her delight after winning the Broadway House Chambers’ Plea in Mitigation Competition 2017. Clare Bate was one of 24 BPTC students from BPP University Law School in Leeds to enter the competition. She joined Gareth Hutton, Lorna Robertson and Verity Quaite to progress into the final more

LLM programmes set for launch at BPP University Law School to train next generation of solicitors and barristers

BPP University Law School is proud to announce it is launching two LLM programmes tailored specifically for solicitors and barristers. The LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) and LLM Legal Practice (Barristers) will welcome its first intakes in September 2017*. Both programmes allow students to select from a range of LLM modules and each qualifies for a more

BPP University Law School students enjoy visiting Lyons Davidson offices in Yorkshire

BPP University Law School students had the chance to see legal eagles in action during a special visit to Lyons Davidson’s offices in Leeds. More than 20 GDL, LLB, BPTC and LPC students attended the firm’s Open Day event to see a presentation, have a tour of the offices and a networking session with employees more

Volunteer Victoria encourages BPP University Law School students to help homeless people in Manchester

A kind-hearted BPP University Law School student has spoken of her pride after she and her classmates volunteered to help the homeless. Four years ago, Victoria Waller became involved in Manchester-based Mustard Tree – an indoor soup kitchen which last year fed around 5,000 people living on the streets. And having been inspired by Mustard more

BPP University Law School student helps to deliver important sexual consent workshops and the legal concerns to young people

A BPP University Law School student has hailed the importance of pro bono work – particularly a project she has volunteered for which teaches 11-18-year-olds about sexual consent and the law. Sarah Fairbairn, 26, is currently juggling her Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) studies at BPP University Law School in Leeds, alongside three pro bono more

Joy for James as budding businessman wins successive BPP apprentice awards!

It was double delight for a Norwich business apprentice who scooped a BPP Apprentice of the Year award for the second year running! James Davis followed up his BPP Apprentice of the Year Awards (Level 4) 2016 win with a BPP Apprentice of the Year Awards (Level 4) 2017 accolade. James, a Market Research apprentice more

BPP University Law School duo’s delight as pair reach final of national competition

Two BPP University Law School students have been named as finalists in the 2017 Future Legal Mind Award. Morris Seifert, 22, and Thomas Stokoe, 24, were two of a handful of finalists for Future Legal Mind 2017, a national award for UK undergraduate law students, set up in 2014 to recognise young legal talent. Morris more

Mark and Simon tell students what they do…

Students on the MSc International Marketing programme got a glimpse in to their potential futures with a little help from BPP’s marketing team. As part of the programme, students have to prepare a piece of coursework. This revolves around a scenario for a communications executive who has to oversee trend analysis, campaign planning and ethical more

Dr Sally-Ann Burnett visits Brazil

Deputy Dean of the Business School, Sally-Ann Burnett, visited Brazil last week to raise awareness of the Business School and University, whilst developing partnership opportunities predominantly in Sau Paulo and Rio. more

BT answers the call as its successful finance apprenticeships scheme wins top BPP award

BT has been crowned the Large Employer of the Year winner in the BPP Apprentice of the Year 2017 Awards. The communications giant retained the award it first won in 2015 for its BT Finance Apprenticeship Scheme. The organisation’s ambition and commitment to developing apprentices and highlighting them as key performers within its workforce were more

Delight for Damian as teenager wins BPP Apprentice of the Year (Level 2) award!

A teenager has won a prestigious apprenticeship award – just a year after he first began his training. Damian Nartowicz, 19, was crowned the BPP Apprentice of the Year (Level 2) Awards 2017 champion following his impressive and positive work attitude in his finance role at waste removal company Anyjunk Limited. The accounting and business apprentice more

Great Scott: Law goes high tech

This year’s employability week at BPP University was themed around legal tech and offered Legal Practice Course (LPC) students expert knowledge and practical experience of the latest legal technology, with an insight into how technology can be pivotal in enhancing their legal careers. The week culminated in a ‘Legal Tech Hackathon’ in which 47 students more

Dr Sally-Ann Burnett visits Colombia to talk about BPP University Business School

Dr Sally-Ann Burnett, Deputy Dean of the Business School, has travelled to Colombia to raise awareness about the Business School and the University whilst developing collaborative opportunities, predominantly in Bogota, following up from her trip in November and seeking to enhance recruitment for May, September and beyond. more