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  • Nothing for law students

    One of the reasons that we set up the law society in the first place was because there was nothing really geared towards students who wanted to go into law.

    The most bright and switched on students are the ones that use the careers service. But there are a lot of students that don't bother going to find out about the service until their third year and then it's too late.

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  • Rubbish

    Our careers service is pretty rubbish to be honest. They only offer general advice and nothing specific to law. They should get someone that is specifically related to law from the industry so they know what they are talking about. I think the service should tell students how important mooting and debating events are and also encourage people to take part in pro bono work to enhance their CVs.

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  • Better for postgrads

    I really rate our careers service. We get regular emails and sessions that give advice on CVs and covering letters.The only thing I would say is that they are probably more targeted towards post-graduates.

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  • Careers 'Service'

    The careers service at my University was abysmal. I was told that training contract applications were something I should be thinking about during my LPC. My response was to mention a particular City firm's website which (of course) says penultimate year LLB students should apply.

    The 'advisor' had never heard of the firm, so decided they probably weren't very good and advised me not to apply. I ignored the advisor, but I can see now the difference it would have made to have had a competent careers advisor. The advice I get on the LPC is fantastic and I can now say, looking back, that every application I ever made was a waste of time because nobody at my Uni could advise on completing them.

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  • Unhelpful Careers service

    As a student of the University of Westminster, I have no idea where the careers advice service is even based. I've not been informed about where its located, or who I am able to speak to etc. I'm currently in my second year, so therefore applying to vacation schemes; due to no help being provided I've had to turn to friends and family for advice and check applications! Its so sad that we are not offered help when its needed!

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