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Our degree programmes not only enable you to develop intellectually, we offer numerous opportunities to improve your employability skills.

Alongside and as part of their studies, students in the Department are encouraged to take up the many opportunities on offer to help them in their future career. Some examples of these are set out below.

All students, whatever your course have the option of taking a year out to enhance your CVs by working for a year or by volunteering for a charity. We work closely with the College careers service to provide students with tailored assistance in identifying, applying for, and securing work placements. We have especially good links with external partners in the legal profession and criminal justice system, including regional and global law firms, prisons, and the probation service. Although ultimately it is up to the individual student to secure placements, we are with you every step of the way.

Our Law students study a compulsory Legal Skills module which introduces commercial awareness, interviewing, negotiation and presentation skills. Our students are encouraged to actively consider their career options and support is provided with networking and CV writing workshops. Students are also encouraged to obtain some relevant ‘coal face’ experience in the career areas they wish to pursue including a one week work experience with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and volunteering opportunities such as with Browns, the police and the Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT).

Our Criminology students are able to apply for a micro placement organised by the College. Students who choose to apply receive tailored training in preparing their CVs. These are then scored and students are invited to interview for the placements. Criminology students have distinct networking events with potential employers from the criminology sector. Prior to the event students receive training on how to network appropriately. Help is provided for students to volunteer in sectors they are interested in working in following graduation such as by becoming a special constable or with PACT.

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