The School works closely with the Careers Service to help you decide on the career path to suit your needs.
Workshops and events programme
Workshops and events are timetabled each year for students. Commercial and non-commercial representatives are invited to contribute to the programme, and these provide a valuable opportunity for networking and practical advice.
For the second year running, in collaboration with the College of Law, a two week placement was offered to 20 students which included advising clients in the Legal Advice Centre as well as providing skills development in areas such time management, team building, writing a CV and mock interviews.
Eight Criminology and Law students completed one week placements with Greater Manchester Police in 2012. This was the first occasion GMP operated such a scheme with any university - and we will endeavor to repeat it in 2013.
The Manchester Leadership Programme
As a student in the School of law you also have the opportunity to take part in accredited voluntary work that equates to an academic course unit, and in doing so gain the prestigious Manchester Leadership award. It is an invaluable way to develop key skills and to gain an insight into leadership. For further information visit www.manchester.ac.uk/mlp.
Career Management Skills module
Law students are eligible to select the Faculty of Humanities Career Management Skills module as a free choice unit to gain academic credits, meet employers and develop their employability skills. For further information visit www.manchester.ac.uk/careers/cms.
Graduate careers include:
- Barrister, Solicitor and judge appointments;
- Academia opportunities;
- media and communications;
- health care;
- police and probation services;
- housing and property management;
- central and local government; and
- human resources.
The Careers Service offers a range of support and events to help you to consider and research your options. Students can take advantage of the whole range of opportunities provided by the Careers Service including:
- Careers Guidance – offering individual support from one of our team of professional Careers Consultants who look after School of Law students and graduates.
- Access to part time job, volunteering, internships and graduate job vacancies.
- Fairs and Events –including one of the country’s largest Law fairs.
- Guides on applications, CVs and covering letters, interviews and psychometric tests.
- School of Law Careers Facebook group www.manchester.ac.uk/careers/facebook
- Mentoring through the Manchester Gold Programme - students are matched with a mentor working in a career area which interests them.
Visit the Careers Service website for more information www.manchester.ac.uk/careers/students