BPP University Law School enjoys advocacy competition with a ‘rockstar’ twist!

BPP University Law School students took part in a ‘rocking’ advocacy competition as ‘Sidney Vicious’, ‘Michael Jagger’, ‘Keith Richards’ and ‘Johnathan Rotten’ were the subject of a mock criminal trial. Ben Smith, Barrister and BPTC Lecturer at BPP University Law School in Leeds, shares his report on the final. BPP University Law School, Leeds and more

Kick start your career with a Santander traineeship

Want to become ready for the real world?

Santander’s eight week traineeship programme is the perfect way to develop your employability skills and gain fantastic work experience. You could even secure an apprenticeship with them. No experience required! The programme begins in Bradford on the 5th June 2017 and will last for 8 weeks. The first three weeks of this Customer Service traineeship more

Should you wait to do the SQE?

Should you wait to do the SQE?

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has recently confirmed plans to launch the Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) from 2020. As a result, the press is full of articles announcing the impending death of the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC). This is confusing for students currently studying on those courses and those more

Mary makes history as BPP University Law School’s first-ever pro bono trainee solicitor

BPP University Law School has recruited its first-ever pro bono trainee solicitor. Mary Prescott started her new trainee solicitor role this month with BPP University Law School’s award-winning Pro Bono Centre. The 26-year-old will receive training in housing law, family law and welfare benefits to gain experience as a social welfare lawyer. “I am delighted more

Looking back on the success of our graduates

With our next Graduation Ceremony on the 3rd May 2017, we wanted to look back on and highlight the success of our previous graduates. These stories are from our students who graduated in November 2016 at London Guildhall. Could you be next? Kriti Sherchan, from Nepal. She graduated with a LPC and studied at BPP more

Awards success for BPP University Law School’s Pro Bono Centre

BPP University Law School’s Pro Bono Centre enjoyed a special awards ceremony at the House of Commons after being shortlisted three times in the annual LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards. The awards recognise the dedication and commitment of law schools and law students across the country and the contribution of student pro bono more

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

Top Tips on How to Work Effectively

How to Work Effectively

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