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Treading your own path: trying to secure a summer placement

Third-year law student Harley Kirk shares her experience of the difficulties securing a summer placement, and reminds other students to not compare their experiences to others.

Giving effective feedback to trainees

Rob Marrs, our Head of Education, looks at the best way to give effective, constructive feedback to a trainee that not only helps them develop, but fosters a strong learning environment.

Law fairs: Our top dos and don'ts

With law fair season upon us, our Careers and Outreach Coordinator Georgia Turnbull offers her top tips on how to get the most out of them.

Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

In order to gain insights into how firms and organisations might adapt to run a successful virtual or hybrid summer placement this year, Olivia Moore speaks to Burness Paull and CMS about the programmes they ran last year.

Exploring alternative careers: How I ended up building a career in marketing

As part of our blog series looking at alternative careers with an LLB, Emma O’Day, Head of Marketing at Cashroom, explores where her degree took her after graduating and deciding not to pursue a career as a solicitor.

My time as a co-opted Board member

Lynsey Walker, Partner and Solicitor Advocate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP, shares what it was like to be the Society's co-opted Board member with less than 10 years PQE, how it helped her and why she would recommend the experience to all.

Exploring alternative careers: Ever thought about lecturing?

Emma Jackson and Jason Graham, who both lecture in law at City of Glasgow College, share their experiences of lecturing in further education and what it's really like. They offer their advice on how to get into this career and how they managed it themselves.

Exploring alternative careers: Success and satisfaction outwith legal practice

As part of our series of blogs exploring alternative career options, Kirstin Nee, Head of Scotland and Northern Ireland at DUAL Asset Underwriting, explores where her degree took her after graduating and deciding not to pursue a career as a solicitor.

Exploring alternative careers: From legal practice to teaching law

Yvonne Evans is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee. In this blog, she talks about making the move from working as a Private Client solicitor in a large Scottish firm to academia.

Enhancing your CV: Lockdown doesn't mean locked out

Thomas Meacher, fourth-year student on the dual qualifying LLB and President of the Dundee University Law Society, offers his top tips on how students can bolster their CV, even during the lockdown.

Succeeding in the UK job market: A guide for international students

Bianca Praino, Founder and Director of Praino Careers, offers her advice on how international law students can get themselves ready to enter the UK workplace.

Are you workplace ready?

Our Careers and Outreach Coordinator, Lyndsey Thomson, explains how mentoring can help graduates get ready for the workplace.

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