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.


The ICCA Bar Course Webinar Events 2019

If you are interested in applying for the ICCA Bar Course there are a number of webinars which will allow you to get a clear understanding what the ICCA Bar Course offers and to ask ICCA staff any questions you may have. They are:
Applying for the ICCA Bar Course  Wednesday 4th December 2019, 6-8pm
This webinar is designed to assist you with the application process. Our applications portal opens on 9th December 2019 so the webinar is ideally placed to help you with any questions you may have in advance of this. Christopher Kessling, Alex Frith and Patrick Ryan will be on hand to provide information both concerning details of the course itself and the process of applying for a place on the ICCA Bar Course. Sign up here


  • Inner Temple’s In Focus Event: Being LGBT+ at the Bar – Tuesday 26 November, Doors open – 6.00pm, Venue: Garden Court Chambers
    Address: 57-60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ    The In focus series aims to have open and frank discussions with members and prospective barristers about issues that underrepresented groups in the profession may face and the work being done to improve. Our inaugural event is focused on the LGBTQ+ community. The event is a roundtable followed by a reception. Bookings/Cancellations: via website here – 

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.

Other Inns

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:


  • Stour Chambers Charity Quiz Night! Friday 31st January 2020 6pm – 8.30pm. Westgate Hall, Canterbury CT1 2BT
    Stour Chambers warmly invites KLS students to join them for an evening of quizzing. All proceeds from the night will be donated to the Pilgrim’s Hospice. There will be many legal professionals in attendance – a great way to informally make contacts! For more details and the application form download this PDF –  Charity Quiz Night flyer 2020


  • Kent Open Day at Dechert – Tuesday 14th January 2020

    I have arranged a Kent-only Open Day at Global law firm Dechert on 14th January. The Open Day will include an insight into the firm and what they do, including their training contracts; a skills session; and, networking with trainees, partners, graduate recruitment team. This is an ordinary open day but exclusively available to students from Kent (and that includes non-law students too).
    • Open to:
    o KLS students in stage 2, 3 or on a postgraduate degree
    o any final year student on any other degree/PG degree at the University of Kent
    • Must not be a qualified lawyer (in any jurisdiction)
    • Must be on track for a 2.1 degree and have AAB grades at A level (or equivalent). Real mitigation for slightly lower grades will be taken into account. If you wish this to be considered please supply information with your application.
    • Genuine interest in the type of work that Dechert does. Some of their main areas are corporate securities, investment funds, litigation, white collar crime.
    • You must be commercially astute.
    • International students may apply.
    Your travel costs, up to £75, will be reimbursed by Dechert. Lunch will be provided.
    How to apply:
    If you wish to be considered for a place on this Open Day provide the following information:
    1. CV – it must include each module that you have studied and the grades achieved and also you’re a level / High School results.
    2. Details of any access or dietary requirements.
    3. A confirmation that you agree to your name, year of study and email address being passed to Dechert (without this agreement they will not be able to communicate with you!)
    4. In 200-400 words explain why you wish to attend the Dechert Open Day
    Email your application to Jayne on with “Dechert Open Day” in the subject bar.
    Deadline: 9am, 9th December
    The eligibility criteria will be strictly applied and the standard of applications should be the same as if you were applying directly to the firm. Incomplete or substandard applications will not be identified before the deadline and no second chances will be given.

  • Virtual Internship with Linklaters –
    Linklaters are providing a virtual internship which may be useful for students who are interested in commercial practice areas.
    This is aimed at helping to build potential applicants’ confidence and providing a clearer idea of the type of work a TC may offer. Linklaters also hope to attract candidates who may not see themselves as the “type of person” who could do a vacation scheme in London.
    There are seven tasks which take six hours to complete. On completion students receive model answers to help them self-mark. Linklaters say they have no access to the answers of the students taking part and so do not use these as part of future application assessments.


  • AS Social Mobility – 14 November 2019, 2pm – 7pm
    AS is looking forward to welcoming aspiring solicitors from low income families, state school comprehensives and first generation of families to attend university to this unique and celebratory event at magic circle firm Allen & Overy. Apply now


ACCEPT – Clifford Chance’s LGBT+ Conference – 21 Nov, 10am-9pm, London

In collaboration with myGwork and National Student Pride, Clifford Chance offer a thought-provoking and inspiring agenda which will include panel discussions, guest speakers and the opportunity to meet other like-minded LGBT+ students.
You will:

  • Develop your understanding what it’s like to be LGBT+ in the city
  • Hear from inspiring senior figures about their personal journeys
  • Take part in discussions on topical issues for the LGBT+ community including Bi-erasure and intersectionality
  • Build your network with a variety of LGBT+ staff at Clifford Chance
  • Get ahead with application advice and support
  • Learn more about how you could become the next TargetJobs LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year

We particularly welcome applications from those who represent the wider diversity of genders, ethnicities and sexualities.
Date: 21 November 2019
Time: 10am – 9pm
Applications open: 1 August 2019
Applications close: 10 November 2019
Selection process: Online application form only –

The LawCareersNetLIVE events are intensive, one-day student conferences where excellent candidates discover how law firms really work. The events feature panel discussions on key topics, workshops presented by sponsor firms and networking sessions offering the opportunity to speak to partners, trainees and graduate recruiters from firm sponsors.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 30 October 2019, but we recommend applying as soon as possible as places will be offered on a rolling basis. Please note that you can only apply for one event – Manchester on 29 November 2019, London on 6 December 2019 or Bristol on 10 December 2019. We require applicants to have a good academic record: a minimum of 2.1 and AAB/ABB at A level. If you do not meet these academic standards, mitigating circumstances will be taken into account.
Full details of the conferences, including sponsor firms and workshops, can be found online at


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.




Kreston Reeves Open Morning – 9am – 12pm, 29th October 2019, Canterbury Office

Want to train to become an Accountant?
Come along to Kreston Reeves LLP open morning at our Canterbury office to find out more about the profession, including specialisms in audit and tax, and the training that Kreston Reeves provide.

Final year student
On track to receive a 2:1
Any degree discipline
Only open to UK / EU nationals, with a right to work in the UK

*Please be aware full names and email addresses of successful applicants will be shared with Kreston Reeves.

How to apply – see details in the image below

Time Table
08.30am – Arrival
09.00am – Start, introduction, short talk from a current student
09.30am – Talk from The Training Manager explaining all the different qualifications offered and different routes into accountancy
10.0am – Talk from Tax area
10.30am – Outsourcing: what they do, new up and coming technologies
11.00am – Break
11.15am – Talk from Audit area: what they do, clients they work with and how that particular person got to where they are
12.00pm – Close




  • The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Working In Government Insights Day – 13 November 2019 1 Victoria Street conference centre.

UPDATE – 7th October  – it would appear that this opportunity is FULL as all details of the day have been removed from the website.  Sorry.
BEIS employs around 3,000 staff who work in our offices in London, Aberdeen and around the UK. BEIS is supported by over 40 agencies and public bodies including Companies House and the UK Space Agency. For more information about the department and the work we do, please click here.The day will consist of six hours of ‘fun and interactive’ sessions leading students through what life is like as a Civil Servant in the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.  There will also be time for networking with recent graduates working at the department.

To register, we simply ask for 100 words detailing why you are interested in attending the workshop, and a potential future career as a civil servant.


Are you interested in enterprise / starting your own business / 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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