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 School of Law has helped our students enhance their CVs and improve their employability.
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.
Client Interviewing Competitions
Our students recently 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. A team of students also reached the finals of the national client interviewing competition, sponsored by the Law Society and judged again by practitioners.
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 School of Law programme. A team of students recently reached the recent final of the National Negotiation Competition and finished seventh.
National Centre for Domestic Violence Training
For the past two years students from the School of Law 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