In addition to your modules, you can take advantage of a range of events and lectures at Kingston Law School to enhance your studies.
Kingston Law School arranges regular guest lectures on topical subjects of interest throughout the year. Examples include:
In addition to these ad hoc events, you can attend the Jean Monnet Lecture Programme. This is the high point of the European law-teaching year – a prestigious speaker addresses students and staff from the University, plus guests from the local legal community, on European integration. Past speakers have included:
Kingston Law School offers many opportunities for students to develop their practical legal skills, including a variety of competitions. We encourage students to take part in in-house, national and international competitions in client interviewing, mediation and mooting.
In addition Kingston Law students have taken part in the IBM Universities Business Challenge.
Kingston Law School has a Centre for Dispute Resolution which works in partnership with other organisations such as Kingston Citizen's Advice Bureau and the Metropolitan Police. Kingston lecturers with Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accreditation help students, groups and others on a wide range of topics.
Our Quest Scheme gives special awards on graduation to Kingston Law School students who take on extra activities and responsibilities during their degree programme to enhance their career opportunities.
Our Strategy into Practice seminar series gives you the opportunity to understand strategy in enterprises of all scales. Top managers will give you first-hand accounts of managing complex organisations in the UK and internationally, promoting innovation and creativity, instituting cultural change and managing growth. Speakers to date have included Lord Hastings (KPMG, BT and UNICEF), Karen Hamilton (Unilever), and Greg Dyke (former Director General of the BBC).
In each session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with academic staff and local business leaders. These seminars are also open to students, alumni, staff, the business community and the wider public.
At Kingston Law School we are committed to helping students, staff and alumni, as well as external organisations in the region, to develop their entrepreneurial potential. To achieve this, we run a series of Entrepreneurship Experience seminars, bringing high profile guest speakers in to present on their personal experiences. We help people to improve their skills and learn how to develop opportunities into viable projects and enterprises.
The Sustainability Hub offers plenty of opportunities to get involved and use your knowledge and insight straight away at Kingston University, and with the wider community. Here you can volunteer and interact with other students and staff with shared interests, and broaden your knowledge through their experience and expertise.
Kingston Law School arranges regular guest lectures on topical subjects throughout the academic year. Recent examples include:
Kingston Law School runs regular research seminars, which enable students and Law School staff to exchange ideas, research findings and test research papers with a view to obtaining helpful feedback.
The award for teaching excellence included specific praise for the inclusivity and accessibility of the University's courses.