The Open University has this week launched The Carers Scholarships Fund, which will provide 50 UK-based carers with a full fee-waiver scholarship of up to £18,000 to study an OU course of their choice. To ensure young adult carers are encouraged to apply, 15 places have been reserved for those between the ages of 18-28.
OU Law students from around the UK have collaborated with prison learners to record a series of radio programmes for broadcast on prison radio, as part of a pioneering project by the University’s Open Justice Centre.
Increasingly, online participation is being threatened through manifestations of online violence, especially online violence against women. This directly undermines the scope of the Internet, which should be a foundation for challenging the everyday normalisation of abuse and inequality but is increasingly becoming a tool for reinforcing inequality and silencing women online.
Writing is a vital part of the law degree. As a law student you will spend a lot of time scribbling notes in lectures and seminars, noting down information from books or articles, and drafting assignments.
Culturally, lawyers are often represented as workaholics and perfectionists, embodying qualities such as meticulous attention to detail, unemotional rationality, and an imperviousness to the distress of others. And so as a society, we often don’t think about how legal professionals might be affected by the work that they do.
Studying law isn’t just about the assignments and grades, but let’s face it, they are an important part of the law degree. Most law students are keen to get the best grades to demonstrate their abilities and help in their future career.
Whether you’re a student just getting to grips with the legal sector, or you’re an experienced lawyer with plenty of links already, networking day in day out is vital to your career’s success in the legal industry.