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News & Events Archive for 2011-2012

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    School of Law Careers Fair 2012


    On 7th  March 2012, the School of Law hosted its third Annual Careers Fair, with employers including JCP Solicitors, Eversheds, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP and The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Ltd just to name a few. Over 100 law students attended and found the event to be very enjoyable as well as informative.  A notable feature of the Fair was the number of former Swansea Graduates who are now employed at these leading firms including Jessica Wearing-Evans, James Tian (London P & I Club) and David Williams (Charles Taylor Consulting), plus Nerys Ireland and Sophie Thomas.

    Jessica Wearing-Evans undertook an internship at The Standard   P & I Club as a result of our 2010 Careers Fair and is now a trainee solicitor with Ince & Co LLP. Jessica is currently based in their London Office, having returned from a three months internship in their Shanghai office earlier this year.  Nerys Ireland is now a qualified Solicitor with Eversheds, based in their Cardiff Office.  Nerys recalls that Swansea prepared her well for her career: "I particularly liked the practicality of the modules which enabled me to critically evaluate my own work.   I found the friendliness, approachability of all the staff and the open door policy invaluable - something that sets Swansea apart from other providers".   Closer to home, Sophie Thomas is an associate with JCP Solicitors, a firm based in Swansea which offers a year-long placement to our LLB students.    

    Career Fair 2012

                          Students at the School of Law Career Fair

     

    An additional feature of this year's Fair was the preparation that students went through to ensure they maximised the opportunities.  A result of the University's Employability Academy, students received bespoke guidance and support - the results of which left a very good impression with the employers.  William Chetwood of Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless Solicitors in London commented "I was impressed by a number of the students that I spoke to. You have long had high quality students attending but the time that has been spent with them this year on careers advice really showed in some of the questions that they asked". The College’s Employability Lead, Dr Jon Howden-Evans commented “Seeing our former students in their graduate roles is testament to the calibre of student at Swansea and the dedication of colleagues in the School and University.  Planning is already underway to build on this year’s success and we look forward to welcoming both returning and new employers to meet our next cohort of students".

    The success of our students and work of our Academy accurately reflects in the School's ranking in the national tables: the most recent figures on unistats.direct.gov.uk places Swansea University School of Law with a 61% graduate employability score, ranking us at number 13 of all UK law schools; and we are by far the best in Wales (with Cardiff 53%, Bangor 45%, Aberystwyth & Glamorgan 30%).

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