There are many ways to collaborate with Bath Spa University's Law faculty and students
Guest speakers / skills training
We are always on the look-out for practising lawyers and those in related fields including social, third-sector, business, recruitment/HR and governance roles, to enrich our academic programmes. You could speak about your experiences, your journey to or from the law, your job or specialism, or your advice about careers and bring the law to life for the next generation.
Alternatively, perhaps you’d like to instruct our students in a particular skill, drawing on your own experience. For instance, our students would relish the opportunity to conduct a moot in front of those who do sit or have sat as a judge.
Events hosted by you
Our students love to hear about local, national and international events hosted by our partners and our communities, and we would be pleased to pass on details of your event.
Events hosted by Bath Spa University
We hold a number of business network events, research seminars and public lectures at Bath Spa University. If you’d like to be included on our guest list, please let us know.
Placements / work shadowing
The SQE route to qualification for new solicitors imposes a requirement that candidates for admission to the roll of solicitors have at least two years’ full-time (or equivalent) qualifying work experience.
If you would like to help the next generation on their journey to qualification and maintain the pipeline of qualified solicitors, please consider offering our students a work placement.
Placements can be in one of three formats:
- short-term (circa 10 days’ equivalent, which won’t be qualifying for SQE purposes, undertaken during their second year of undergraduate study)
- during the summer break (circa June to September) or
- as a ‘sandwich’ placement for 9 months to a year, between their second and third years of undergraduate study.
More information on our Placements and internships page.
Equally, if you can offer even a short period of work shadowing to our students we would be very grateful.
Pro bono Law clinic
During their third year, our law students engage in pro bono work, helping members of our community with their legal issues, gaining first-hand experience of legal work and developing their legal and professional skills.
If you have any activities, pro bono or otherwise, that our students could help you with, please let us know. You could have our student's assistance with:
- case management
- interviewing clients
- undertaking legal research
- advising clients, and
- with the court’s permission, representing clients in court or being a litigation friend.
We are happy to assist with any recruitment processes you consider appropriate. We will need to ensure our students are doing appropriate work within their competencies and are appropriately supervised at all times.
Graduate jobs / part-time jobs
Naturally, our students have their eye on life after graduation from the earliest stages of their course, and are encouraged to plan their career from the first year of our programme.
If you have a role that you think would be suitable for our graduates please let us know, or contact the Gradtalent Development Agency who can help by offering a free recruitment service to resource your vacancies.
Alternatively, you may have a need for a part-time worker to help you during the academic year. If so, we’d be pleased to help advertise the role for you. Further details on our Job Shop page.
Read more about recruiting a graduate.
Prizes / scholarships
It is important to recognise, reward and celebrate achievement and we award prizes, commendations and the like to our students for outstanding performance. If you would like to share in the celebrations please contact us about sponsoring a prize.
Complementing the pride of receiving a certificate declaring the student’s success, a prize helps towards the student’s future success by contributing towards the cost of new textbooks and the like.
If you would like to go further and sponsor a student via a scholarship, perhaps enhancing students' chances to realise their academic or professional dreams, please let us know.
Associate lecturer opportunities
We regularly advertise for part-time lecturing positions via our Current Vacancies page. If you are interested in teaching our students please send us your CV with details of your specialisms, availability and any teaching or assessment experience.
Please email Course Leader, Mark Coombs firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more details.