More than 30 of Notre Dame’s A-level and BTEC Law students from both upper and lower sixth took part in this year’s BPP University Experience Project.
As BBP University’s website states, its “unique approach is education that is academically rigorous but also grounded in practical application that is highly relevant to our students, stakeholders and industry.” It offers a range of degree courses and apprenticeships including many related to law, accounting, financial services, and technology.
For our upper sixth students, the Experience Project offered the opportunity to develop their presentation and teamwork skills. The final part of the project involved them delivering presentations to apprentices and solicitors from the Leeds office of Gateley, a legal and professional services group (pictured above). Many of these students have been inspired to apply for legal apprenticeships or to study law at university.
Our lower sixth students were able to develop their advocacy skills and attended a networking event at the Gateley’s office. In addition to this, they will have the opportunity to work on their presentation skills later in the year, as part of this Experience Project.
Law teacher Lydia Newman said, “This was a fantastic event and our students found it particularly insightful to meet solicitors and legal professionals in practice. This project, led by BPP University, forms part of the Legal Futures scheme, run by teachers in the Law Department at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College, and designed to assist students to realise their potential in a future legal career and/or to study law at university.”