Author Archive for: joe-beet

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination – Underperforming?

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination – Underperforming?

As we know, the proposed SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) replacing the LPC will require future solicitor hopefuls to pass a new exam, along with gaining two-years of qualifying experience, in order to legally qualify. The implementation of the reform is full speed ahead and expected to be implemented no earlier than September 2020....

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OULS Christmas Party 2017 – Birmingham Friday 1st December

OULS Christmas Party 2017 – Birmingham Friday 1st December

Nobody likes speaking about Christmas with 53 days still to go, however we have exciting news about this years OULS Christmas Party… It has been finalized! 10 amazing OULS members attended last years bash in Manchester and this year we have chosen to keep the same amazing event organizers,...

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Stress in the Workplace

Stress in the Workplace

No matter who you are, you’ve probably experienced a time in your life when you have felt stressed. Students at the Open University often find themselves balancing a life of work deadlines, TMA submissions, and family commitments as standard, before adding the other strains that everyday life can throw...

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My experiences as a non-native English law student

My experiences as a non-native English law student

My dear OULS colleagues let me share with you my experiences as someone who is not a native English speaker, but who is currently studying English law with the intention to pursue a career in the legal sector. Firstly, I would like to emphasise for those taking a similar...

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The Open University is proposing a drastic remodel of its operations

The Open University is proposing a drastic remodel of its operations

The remodel comes about with the intention of it improving the future service it will provide to its students. Mr Horrocks, Vice-Chancellor, states “we want to transform the University of the Air envisaged by Harold Wilson in the 1960s to a University of the Cloud, a world-leading institution which...

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From Open University to….Virtual University?

From Open University to....Virtual University?

The Open University has always been at the forefront of technology use in education. All members of the OULS will have experienced the way in which, through online course or interactive media, new and innovative methods have been developed by the OU law school to better enhance our legal...

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Fears of legal talent drain post Brexit

Fears of legal talent drain post Brexit

It has been a year since it was voted by the nation to leave the European Union. It is now being said that City firms are worrying about fresh legal talent will not be coming to the UK anymore and will start looking elsewhere. Jonathan Kembery, chair of the...

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My visit to court and why you should do the same!

My visit to court and why you should do the same!

As law students I recommend you go and see court trials to see how they work, and what a court room looks like. It is not difficult to get there, you just need to plan your time carefully and simply not be too shy to ask as many questions...

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Your starter for 10: Who is the new Lord Chancellor?

Your starter for 10: Who is the new Lord Chancellor?

After the particularly cruel combination of a snap general election coinciding with exam season, you may be forgiven for not immediately being aware of the changes arising from the subsequent cabinet reshuffle. One such change is the appointment of a new Lord Chancellor. Liz Truss, who had been widely...

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