Star students scoop top BPP University Law School awards in Leeds

BPP University Law School was on hand to award some of our top legal eagles. November 30 marked the first BPP University Law School prize-giving event at our Leeds study centre in Whitehall Quays, recognising our star students. The evening was attended by law students who had studied on either the LLB, Graduate Diploma in more

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Future Legal Mind 2017

The third annual Future Legal Mind award has been launched – offering UK law undergraduates the chance to win a valuable work placement and cash prizes totalling over £7,000. The prestigious award, in association with industry publication Lawyer 2B, offers the country’s brightest legal minds a leg-up into a much sought-after profession. Last year saw more

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ALUMNA PROFILE, Deborah Laidlaw, Family Lawyer AT STOWE FAMILY LAW LLP

This month we profile LPC Alumna Deborah Laidlaw, Family Lawyer at Stowe Family Law, who began her legal career by studying at our Leeds campus, she discusses what she has gone on to do since graduating. Year of graduation: 2008 Course name: Legal Practice Course (LPC) Which BPP University centre did you study at? Leeds Job Title: more

7 advantages of starting the LPC in January rather than September

Taking the less travelled route can be a smart move. Our Careers Team look at some of plusses of commencing the LPC in the New Year. more

Apprenticeships are one of the best opportunities a young person could get in order to get a good start in the world of work.

Chelsea Walsh, 19, Network Manager at RBS, Level 3 Business Apprentice

Chelsea, aged 19, is a Network Manager at RBS. Her Level 3 Business apprenticeship has allowed her to gain an insight into the world of banking and will help her pursue her career in Network Management. I knew I didn’t want to be in a school environment anymore I was always unsure about my options more

BPP Pro Bono Centre’s Legal Advice Clinic – A student perspective

Charlotte Barrington is a London LPC student. She volunteers with BPP’s Pro Bono Clinic (BLAC), one of the Pro Bono Centre’s projects. The Pro Bono Centre facilitates around 30 projects engaging law students to deliver pro bono legal advice and education services to improve access to justice. Charlotte was invited to speak about her pro more

Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner

James Watson, London LPC student 2016-2017, reports on a talk by Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner. She visited BPP’s Holborn campus on 18 October 2016 and spoke about the importance of remembering the victims during criminal legal procedures.     On Tuesday the 18th of October, BPP’s Holborn campus was graced with the presence of Helen Newlove, Baroness more

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BPP University homesickness project continues with our students’ views…

At BPP University, we know it’s a challenge to leave loved ones to pursue education – whether you are thousands of miles away from home or just around the corner. To not have those home comforts you’ve been accustomed to – your favourite food, coffee shop, group of friends or place you visit with family. more

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BPP University School of Health lecturer Dr David S Smith discusses the science behind homesickness

As our November project covering the topic of homesickness continues, we asked Dr David S Smith from our BPP University School of Health’s psychology department to discuss the theory behind why students maybe feeling anxious after leaving home to further their education. Thousands of freshers flocked to University campuses the country over back in September. more

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BPP University’s top tips for students to avoid feeling homesick

It’s a feeling many of our BPP University new-starters may have already experienced – homesickness. Scores of students will have left their homes for the first time to begin their university courses with us just a few months ago and, whether they are miles away or just down the road, we know that anyone can more

Wick student scoops prestigious Howard Jones Prize

Student Chris Russell-Jones was honoured at the South Wales ICAEW Society’s Annual Dinner awards ceremony following outstanding marks in his third year exams. Having achieved 82 per cent in Case, 71 per cent in Strategic Business Management and 83 per cent for Corporate Reporting from his June 2016 exams, Chris was awarded with The Howard more

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Fearless Sam heads to the US to work on death row appeals

It may not be for the faint-hearted, but one BPP University Law School student has spoken of the ‘incredible experience’ he had whilst working on death row appeals in America. Sam Smart has just returned from a remarkable placement in Mississippi with the Office of Capital Post Conviction Counsel after he secured the experience through more

The John Lewis advert is out… and that means the Christmas countdown is on

As Christmas fast approaches and with the launch of the new John Lewis Christmas ad, Felicia Tick, Head of Programmes for the MSc International Marketing discusses the positives, negatives and importance of advertising in the festive season. You know the festive season is near when the shops are decorated in sparkly gold, red and green, you more

BPP launches Actuarial Apprenticeship

BPP LAUNCHES ACTUARIAL APPRENTICESHIP

BPP Professional Education and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is set to launch a new Actuarial Technician Apprenticeship after successfully piloting the programme with key employers last year. The apprenticeship will offer successful candidates the opportunity to train as Actuarial Technicians, allowing them to work in business areas such as pensions, insurance, investment, more

BPP set to lauch new Network for Professional Apprentices

BPP SET TO LAUNCH NEW NETWORK FOR PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICES

BPP Professional Apprenticeships is delighted to announce it has launched an innovative professional network for apprentices. The network will provide BPP apprentices across the country with the opportunity to share experiences and develop links within their region and nationally. The Network for Professional Apprentices will be launched in November 2016, and will connect BPP apprentices more

Top Tips on Staying safe on your winter commute

Staying safe on your winter commute

We have got some handy tips on how to be prepared for the very unpredictable British weather, especially on your daily commute, so that you can stay safe and minimise the chances of being late to work. If you get Public Transport: Delays are most likely to occur, so allowances must be made for the more

Fantastic Felix clinches regional award for outstanding accountancy result

A BPP Professional Education accountancy student proved number one after a stunning exam result saw him crowned the best in his region! Felix Rodas-Cross scored an outstanding 92 per cent in the Strategic Business Management advanced level exam paper which he took in July. His remarkable result proved to be the exam’s best grade in more

BPP Professional Apprenticeships student ready to tackle footballing future

BPP Professional Apprenticeships student ready to tackle footballing future

A BPP Professional Apprenticeships business student is banking on more sporting success following his debut for Great Britain in this year’s Rio Paralympics. Scottish forward, David Porcher, was part of the seven-a-side Paralympics GB football squad and lined-up against the likes of hosts Brazil, Ireland and Ukraine before a superb 2-0 victory over Argentina scored more

R (Miller): Speedbump or Roadblock?

BPTC tutor Anthony Kennedy discusses the R (miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, he summarises the legal basis for the ruling and outlines the potential legal/political consequences which may follow from it. more

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Soap star Sonny swaps small screen for legal life

Soap star Sonny Flood has swapped the small screen for the courtroom – and he could not be happier. Hollyoaks fans will certainly be more familiar with the fresh-faced Sonny as his alter ego, Josh Ashworth, whose infamous story lines included attempted murder, drinking and joyriding. more