New scheme to boost Bangor Law Students’ employability

Bangor Law School is among the first of the University’s academic schools to trial a new initiative designed to boost students’ employability.L-R: Gwilym Owen, School Employability Officer; John Jackson from the Careers and Employability Service; Stephen Clear, School Student Project and Initiatives Officer; Prof. Dermot Cahill, Head of SchoolL-R: Gwilym Owen, School Employability Officer; John Jackson from the Careers and Employability Service; Stephen Clear, School Student Project and Initiatives Officer; Prof. Dermot Cahill, Head of School

The Bangor Employability Award seeks to enhance the career prospects of Bangor University students by encouraging them to partake in co- and extra-curricular activities such as work placements, volunteering, part-time work and learning new skills. The scheme invites students to develop the sort of transferable skills that will prove valuable in the increasingly competitive graduate job market.

Working in conjunction with the academic schools and Bangor Students’ Union, the scheme operates on two levels. The Core Programme incorporates sessions designed to improve career management skills including CV writing, interview skills and reasoning tests, while the Activities Programme focuses on the practical element.

Bangor Law School offers an array of extra-curricular activities designed to complement studies and to enhance employability and these will slot easily into the Bangor Employability Award scheme. For more information about these activities, visit the Careers and Personal Development section of the website.

Further information about the Bangor Employability Award scheme and how it works can be found on the Law School website

Publication date: 16 January 2012