Below are details of talks hosted on campus by KLS, any of the KLS student law societies, the University’s central Careers & Employability Service and the wider university which may be of interest to you. Please note that the talks below are only a small proportion of the many talks that take place on campus every week. They are the ones that I believe are most relevant to law students but there will always be others that may be of interest to some of you so you should check out the university events calendar too.

EP
Employability Points
All of the talks listed will entitle you to between 5-10 EPs unless otherwise indicated.
Make sure you sign the attendance registers.

EMPLOYABILITY EVENTS 

Please note that events are still in the process of being booked.  Please come back closer to the start of term for more dates.


 Please note, this list is being added to regularly. Don’t miss out – check each week


Every Week:

 

Week 22

Law related events

  • #KLShour – Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm, on Twitter! – Every Tuesdays join in with the Twitter conversation.
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Qualifying – with or without a Training Contract Q&A with Law Training Centre & Kent Student Law Society Tuesday 17th March, Grimond GLT1, 6-8pm. An event exploring a graduate’s routes into law, from cost to timelines. If you’re interested in a career in law, what options are available to you now and in the future? Law Training Centre’s Director Dino Dullabh will be explaining exactly how a graduate can qualify in legal fields, from costs through to post-degree qualifications through to qualifying experience. Dino is a passionate advocate for alternative, flexible and affordable routes into legal practice law for aspiring lawyers. From his years of experience delivering qualifications that achieve this, Dino is uniquely positioned to advise students on the best possible pathways to qualify and practice law. Open to Law and Non-Law students!
  • Assessment Centre Workshop & Mock Interviews with Herbert Smith Freehills – Postponed, new date to be confirmed!  Herbert Smith Freehills is a global, corporate firm.  At this workshop, you will work on a typical assessment centre case study in small groups.  The case study will be a corporate/commercial transaction typical of the work of HSF.  You will be encouraged to identify the issues and possible resolutions. The presenter will work through this problem with you.  By attending this workshop you will understand what assessors are looking for and how to navigate a group activity at an assessment centre.
  • KLTS Annual Dinner 20th March, Darwin Conference Suite, 7pm. Kent Law Temple Society is excited to again be hosting our annual dinner. Featuring a keynote speech from Lord Justice Bean, this is a great opportunity to network with legal professionals and is an absolute must for anybody interested in a career at the bar. Tickets are £25 and are available from the Kent Union store until the 16th March (please ensure that you are a member of the society – as a law student this is free). Please also make sure to fill in your menu choices at https://forms.gle/DbdpGBjJmyA3h2dv5.

Other events of interest

Careers & Employability Service Events this week:

The below workshops will be repeated every week this term. The times may be different each week so make sure you follow the link to Target Connect to get those times and book a place
Get career ready! – Finding experience (All students) – Are you looking for work experience opportunities either in the UK or abroad? Join this informal group Q&A to discuss ways of gaining relevant experience, job hunting resources, and how to talk about your experience.
Get career ready! – Succeeding in applications (Finalists) – Are you struggling to get through the application process? Join this informal group Q&A to discuss the various methods used in selecting and recruiting candidates and some of the techniques that can be used to maximise application success.
Get career ready! – Where to find jobs (Finalists) – Do you have questions about where to find graduate jobs? Join this informal group Q&A to talk to us about job hunting resources, networking, social media recruiting, speculative applications and how to focus your job search.
Get career ready! – Interviews & Assessment Centres (Finalists) – Are you getting to interview or assessment centre but not getting selected, or would you just like to know how to prepare for them? Join this informal group session to share and learn from the experiences of others to better prepare yourself. We can suggest how to research formats of interviews and assessment centres, and how to identify likely questions you may be faced wit

Please book your place for any of the below on Target Connect

You will find a list of the CES talks and workshops here – https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events/CEScalendar.html?view_by=month&tag=careers

Week 23

Law related events

  • #KLShour – Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm, on Twitter! – Every Tuesdays join in with the Twitter conversation.
  • KEYNOTE SPEECH by DR. FUNKE ABIMBOLA MBE “CLIMBING MOUNTAINS” followed by Q&A session – Monday 23rd March, 1pm. Sibson Lecture Theatre 1.

 

Other events of interest

Careers & Employability Service Events this week:

The below workshops will be repeated every week this term. The times may be different each week so make sure you follow the link to Target Connect to get those times and book a place
Get career ready! – Finding experience (All students) – Are you looking for work experience opportunities either in the UK or abroad? Join this informal group Q&A to discuss ways of gaining relevant experience, job hunting resources, and how to talk about your experience.
Get career ready! – Succeeding in applications (Finalists) – Are you struggling to get through the application process? Join this informal group Q&A to discuss the various methods used in selecting and recruiting candidates and some of the techniques that can be used to maximise application success.
Get career ready! – Where to find jobs (Finalists) – Do you have questions about where to find graduate jobs? Join this informal group Q&A to talk to us about job hunting resources, networking, social media recruiting, speculative applications and how to focus your job search.
Get career ready! – Interviews & Assessment Centres (Finalists) – Are you getting to interview or assessment centre but not getting selected, or would you just like to know how to prepare for them? Join this informal group session to share and learn from the experiences of others to better prepare yourself. We can suggest how to research formats of interviews and assessment centres, and how to identify likely questions you may be faced wit

Please book your place for any of the below on Target Connect

You will find a list of the CES talks and workshops here – https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events/CEScalendar.html?view_by=month&tag=careers

 

Date to be notified

Barrister – v – Solicitor – This annual KSLS and KTLS event will help you to understand the difference between the two main (UK) legal professions (there are others!). If you are just starting to consider your legal career this is a great event to attend. John Nee, Barrister, Becket Chambers will argue the case for the Bar and Keeley Lengthorne, Partner, MW Solicitors, will argue the case becoming a solicitor.


 

The Careers & Employability Service host many other talks every week. A full listing of the CES’s talks can be found at http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/case