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Bangor Law Students Achieve BPP Certificates

Eighty three students from Bangor Law School recently travelled to Manchester to complete a career-enhancing course in Commercial Awareness.

The three-day course, offered free by BPP to all Bangor LLB undergraduates, highlights the need for Law students to be commercially minded and to have business awareness. Those attending the course were given the opportunity to put questions to Ian Hargreaves and Dan Bickerstaffe (Partners at Addleshaw Goddard LLP and Squire Sanders Hammonds LLP, respectively) to find out exactly what top law firms are looking for in the recruitment process. 

Commercial awareness is assessed by Law firms at each stage of the application process - application form, assessment centre and interview – and the BPP programme trains students to demonstrate these sought-after skills. BPP Liaison for Bangor Law School, Stephen Clear, said: “in these challenging financial times it is important that a student is able to demonstrate not only a sound legal knowledge, but a strong understanding of business. This programme was a fantastic way for us to develop those skills.”

Steffan Cooling, a third-year student, said: “the course gave me a good insight into the necessary requirements to gain work as a lawyer, as well as tips for the job application process”. LLB Law student Aaron Bridge added: “attending this event provided a great opportunity to network with professionals from the legal industry”.

Pictured below are some of the students receiving their certificates from Stephen Clear and Aled Griffiths, Senior Lecturer in Law and Social Policy. For a taste of what the course involves, watch the official BPP video here.

Publication date: 18 April 2011