So you've reached the point in your degree where you get a choice of modules? But how do you choose the 'right' course for you? As I am in the midst of making my decisions for my final year of law school, I thought now would be a good time to try and capture how I … Continue reading Module selection: it need not be Sophie’s Choice
As part of the ongoing student/young lawyer wellbeing series on this site, I am very excited to say that Elizabeth Rimmer, the CEO of LawCare, agreed to answer some questions about student mental health, how to support your wellbeing and strategies for when you’re struggling. If you would like to explore the support LawCare offers, … Continue reading Talking student mental health with LawCare
Good nutrition is important for many reasons - especially if you want to keep your energy up, illness at bay and your concentration sharp while studying and working. We can often overlook our health when focusing on our careers, but it is worth remembering that looking after our basic needs is an essential, not a … Continue reading Spice is nice: student-friendly recipes
I don't know about you, but I have been discovering lately that I am world class at procrastinating. I'm talking gold medal standard. And no, I'm not proud of that. Mark Twain said, "If your job is to eat a frog, eat it first thing in the morning, and if your job is to eat … Continue reading Procrastination: How to avoid the avoidance
The saying goes, “Mother knows best”, and (don’t tell my Mum I said this, but) it’s true… Why, you may ask, am I opening a blog post about business cards with this fact? I had been going to lots of events, both informal and formal networking opportunities, and meeting stacks of amazing lawyers but not … Continue reading Business cards for law students? Why the answer is, yes.
For any wannabe barristers, one of the crucial things to get your hands on is a mini-pupillage. Mini-pupillages are essentially a period spent shadowing a barrister. This is often at trial – meaning you get a golden opportunity to witness the real world of advocacy and the highs and lows of life on your feet. … Continue reading Mini-pupillages: four ‘shortcuts’ to securing them
With student loans, maintenance grants and the expense of living the pressure to spend your pennies wisely, is fairly overwhelming. One way to help yourself (and your bank account) is to use student discounts. Discounts run the gamut: groceries, home-ware, tech, stationery, nights out, activities. You name it, you're almost guaranteed to find a student … Continue reading Student life: the best discount sites
Once you reach a certain age - the age when you are thrilled to be mistaken for someone a few years younger than you actually are - you start to hear this oft-repeated phrase, "age is just a number". And yes, that's partly true (see below) but once you are in an environment where your … Continue reading Being a ‘mature student’: Age is just a number