Students invited to apply for 6 month Equality and Discrimination Law training programme

The Bangor Centre for International Law at Bangor Law School is delighted to announce a competition to select six students from Bangor Law School to attend, free of charge, a 6 month long training programme on Equality and Discrimination Law organised by the Equal Opportunities Commission.

This is a wonderful and unique opportunity for students to learn about Equality Law, the concepts that underpin it and develop practical skills, such as advising on discrimination claims and preparing them for an Employment Tribunal if appropriate. You will be instructed by an Employment Law practitioner, two Employment Tribunal lay members, with sessions from an Employment Judge & ACAS. The training is designed to provide participants with useful information to equip them with the skills to identify potential claims of discrimination and follow the key processes and procedures that relate to legal action in discrimination cases. The focus is not so much on the substance of the law, as on how to spot issues and use the law and legal remedies available. Participants, who will likely include members of the public and members of the Citizens Advice Bureau, will have a safe and supportive learning environment in which they can practice their skills. It will be for one day a month, so it will not impact negatively on your studies.

This competition is open to Bangor Law School undergraduates from Year 2 onwards, and to any Law postgraduate students. You do not need to have studied Employment Law or Equality and Non-Discrimination Law in order to participate. Participants who attend all 6 of the once-a-week training days (totalling 30 guided learning hours) will receive 4 credits towards a nationally recognised qualification, the Level 3 Award within the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).

We warmly encourage Law students to seize this unique opportunity, and apply for a place.  The places will be awarded on merit. If you are interested, please send the following to Professor Suzannah Linton, Director of the Bangor Centre for International Law, c/o the School of Law:
1.    A letter of motivation, including an indication of your vision for your professional career, explanation about your interest in the area of Equality, Non-Discrimination and Employment Law, and a statement of commitment to attend the entire training programme.
2.    Your CV including details of work placements and voluntary work
3.    The names of two academic referees
You may be called to an interview with Professor Linton and Mr. Aled Griffiths, Deputy Head of School.

The course begins in October and so the deadline for this competition is very short, i.e. all applications MUST be received by 10.00am on Friday 28 September 2012.  Successful students will be expected to attend one session a month for six months. We will contact you very shortly after to take the application process further.

Should you have any questions, please contact Professor Suzannah Linton at s.linton@bangor.ac.uk, or the Equal Opportunities Commission’s Representative, Kerry Wakefield on 02920 447725 or at kerry.wakefield@equalityhumanrights.com.

Publication date: 24 September 2012