Skills conference for first-year law students

A Skills Conference to help first-year law students improve attainment and reach their full academic potential will be held on Monday 23 October.

Students will be given top tips and expert guidance on mastering the skills required for academic success throughout their studies at Kent.

The programme includes:

  • Just Ask Rebooted (10am, Woolf Lecture Theatre): an opportunity to ask questions of a panel comprising Deputy Directors of Education Dr Karen Devine and Dr Will White and Student Support Manager Hattie Peacock
  • Working with Resources for More Marks (11am – 12pm or 12pm – 1pm in KS16): an essential guide to research and referencing skills with Dr Joanne Pearman from Kent Law School’s Skills Hub
  • Effective Preparation (11am – 12pm or 12pm – 1pm in KS14): a guide to preparing for assessments with Dr Hannah Philips
  • Five Steps to Career Success (11am – 12pm or 12pm -1pm in KS15): expert guidance on making the most of opportunities to enhance employability skills and create a winning profile for potential employers with the Law School’s Employability and Career Development Officer Jayne Instone
  • Smashing the First Year (2pm – 4pm in Woolf Lecture Theatre): advice on using the right skills to get the most out of your first year at law school with Deputy Director of Education Dr Will White

All Stage 1 students can attend and are asked to register online via Eventbrite.

The conference has been organised by the Law School’s Student Success Project Officer Sheree Palmer as part of a broader framework of support within the Law School that includes: the Student Support team; academic advisors; the Kent Law School Skills Hub; module convenors; student mentors; academic peer mentors; Westlaw and LexisLibrary representatives; the Value programme; a revision conference; and the School’s  Employability and Career Development support.