Our degree programmes not only enable you to develop intellectually, we offer numerous opportunities to improve your employability skills.
Royal Holloway's careers advisors work hard with our students to enhance their employability. For details on their work please click here. Below you can see some of the recent ways in which the Department of Law and Criminology has helped our students enhance their CVs and improve their employability.
Some notable student success stories are profiled in this news story, and more information can be found below.
Recent Employability Highlights
Our student law society works closely with academics to run an internal mooting programme and enter into external events such as the OUP & ICCA National Mooting Competition. In 2017 our internal final was judged at the UK Supreme Court by the Supreme Court judge Lord Carnwath. Our 2018 final (below) was judged by Judge John Price at our Bedford Square campus in central London.
In 2019 our mooting programme has gone from strength to strength. Our students have progressed into the semi-finals of the OUP-ICCA National Mooting Competition and participated in the Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Moot.
Client Interviewing and Negotiations Competitions
Client interviewing competitons are an important way of enhancing your professionalism and developing soft skills that are required for a career in law and outside of the law.
We have a proud record in client interviewing. In February 2019 two of our students progressed to and participated in the finals of the national Client Interviewing Competiton, which is sponsored by the Law Society.
In 2018 our students placed first and second in the annual Surrey Law Society Client Interviewing Competition against teams including postgraduate students, winning the Chris Andrews Memorial Cup and a cash prize. This competition was judged by practitioners from the Surrey Law Society.
Picture Gallery Networking Events
We hold regular networking events across the year and the flagship is held in our famous campus Picture Gallery. This year we welcomed 20 guests from across the legal and criminal justice sectors, including representatives from large firms and Chambers in London and Surrey.
Negotiation Training and Competition
We work hard to develop soft skills for all our students. Our negotiation training and internal competitions are open to students on any Department of Law and Criminology programme.
In 2019 our students came second in the national client interviewing competition run by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution. This builds on our success in 2018, when our students competed in the finals and finished seventh.
National Centre for Domestic Violence Training
For the past two years students from the Department of Law and Criminology have had the opportunity to work with the National Centre for Domestic Violence to help assist victims of domestic violence. As part of this they have volunteered as McKenzie Friends to support victims.
Micro Placements for Criminology Students
Our careers team works hard to source curated micro-placements for students on our Criminology and Sociology or Criminology and Psychology degrees, in addition to the strong support they offer any student seeking work or work experience.
Recently, micro-placements have been secured for students at:
- The Centre for Criminal Appeals
- Kingston Advocacy Group
- Youth Offending Teams
- Surrey Police
- Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network