The events shown below are brought to your attention as they may be of interest to some of you.  Unless otherwise stated the University of Kent is not involved in any of them and cannot endorse any. 

Law related events are shown first (in date order) and generic careers events or ones that may appeal to students looking for alternative careers are second.


Middle Temple Open Day for Schools and Universities –   Saturday 23 March 2019, 9.15am – 4.30pm
Talks will cover becoming a Barrister; routes to qualification, skills required i.e. Public speaking. Confidence. Ample opportunity to look around some parts of the Inn and to speak to practitioners, judges and students currently undertaking the BPTC.  Sandwich lunch will be provided.    Attendance is free but booking is essential as places are limited.  For further information and to request a place on the Open Day, please visit

Lincoln’s Inn Innsight Days –  6th March, 20th March, 10th April and 17th April.  2.30pm – 5pm.  Free.  Refreshments will be provided. These InnSight Days will contain specific content at those considering applying for scholarships for the GDL, however, prospective BPTC students are welcome to attend to learn about how the Inns operate and what they offer.   To book your free place, please see 


Keep your eye on the events at the Inns:

Tours of Inner Temple – available alternating Wednesdays (10.30am) and Fridays (2.30pm).  

Book as an individual or with a group (max. 20 people). Tours offer a chance to see the Inner Temple and to gain insight into the following areas: Education and Training activities available to those on the GDL and BPTC; Advice on legal work experience; Explanation of the scholarships process; Tour of the Library (subject to staff availability); Q&APlease email to make a booking.

Only the above Inn (Inner Temple) has a dedicated Events page for prospective members.   So, to find out what is on at the other Inn’s you’re going to have to trawl through their full calendar!   Here’s the links to those calendars:


 ‘ACE: The Assessment Centre Experience” – BPP Holborn, Wednesday 20th March, 3-8pm.  Free bus from Canterbury will be available. 

Prospective solicitors will experience a brand new assessment centre, featuring typical recruitment activities, including drafting, Team Work and a commercial awareness activity, and speed interviewing with instant feedback! Whilst aspiring barristers will get an opportunity to focus on pupillage applications and recruitment to the bar, as well as participating in an all new ‘Speed Moot’ activity!

Sign up at

All attendees will receive BPP’s 2018-19 Professional Skills & Commercial Awareness Certificate!






SEO London Corporate Law – 1st Year Programme

 If you are interested in a career in commercial law and would like to find out more about the industry, gain exposure to some of the leading global law firms and have the opportunity to attend an exclusive First Year Workshop, then please apply to SEO London’s Corporate Law First Year Programme as soon as possible!

SEO London’s Corporate Law First Year Programme is open to those studying law OR other degree disciplines from Black and Minority Ethnic (“BME”) or social mobility qualifying backgrounds.

SEO London helps to educate, inspire, train and mentor candidates to help you realise your potential. SEO’s work has been recognised nationally and has been awarded the prestigious Race for Opportunity Recruiting Diverse Talent Award.

How will you benefit from being part of SEO London’s Corporate Law First Year Programme?

  • You could be invited to attend training sessions on a range of topics tailored to your needs (e.g. how to write a good application, how to impress at interview, how to develop soft skills).
  •  You could be selected to attend exclusive SEO sponsor firm events including the First Year Workshop in January (where you will meet a range of firm representatives including graduate recruitment, trainees, associates and partners – firms often identify impressive candidates for their first year schemes which often lead to a pipeline for vacations schemes and training contracts). For those of you that have already met firm representatives on campus, this is a chance to further develop your network and relationships with these prestigious firms.
  • You will receive SEO application and interview guides, to help support you through the selection process at firms.
  •  You can sign up for one-to-one application guidance and mock interviews Vacation scheme and training contract places are very competitive. It is imperative to gain early exposure to commercial law firms and build a network within the industry – SEO London’s Corporate Law First Year Programme is a brilliant platform to do this!For further information please visit: you wish to apply please visit: you have any questions or would like to arrange a time to speak with one of the team, please email  

Other opportunities offered by Aspiring Solicitors


‘Aspiring Solicitors’ also happens to be the name of an organisation that provides many legal opportunities. I do not aim to list everything from their website on this blog so you should also check out the opportunities on their website at    You will need to register to take part and to receive a monthly newsletter.  You can also follow them on FB and be a member of the Kent Aspiring Solicitors FB page here.

If you’re an Aspiring Solicitors member there are always opportunities to apply for.




Are you interested in enterprise / starting your own busines / gaining leadership skills.  Then look at the opportunity offered by the Hub for Innovation & Enterprise.   They offer free support and training for you to develop your own business .  They’re based on campus.  See

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