2020 applicants
Event

School of law - Welcome induction events

As essential start to your academic life at the University of Essex

  • Thu 1 Oct 20

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Online

    Details will be emailed to applicants

  • Event type

    Welcome
    Compulsory event

  • Event organiser

    Law, School of

  • Contact details

Induction to your new School is an essential part of Welcome Week.

Your School induction is a compulsory part of Welcome Week.

Come and find out more about your course, meet key members of staff like your personal tutor, and meet the people you’re going to be studying with.

Studying more than one subject? If you're studying a joint degree, you should access key support through your home department. If you're not sure which is your home department, you can find out on MyEssex.

Your Welcome week will be a great opportunity to meet some key members of staff such as your personal tutor and give you the chance to speak with some of your fellow students who will be studying on your course with you. Some of the activities, like the Head of School Welcome and your personal tutor meeting, are compulsory to attend as you will receive some important information to help you start your University experience.

Other activities will be optional and will be run multiple times during the week to allow you to manage your own schedule. These activities will include the chance to hear about our Essex Law Clinic and Human Rights Centre (where current students work on real cases and provide advice to members of the public), meet current 2nd and 3rd-year students and get advice about what studying Law is like, and how to use your time at Essex to your advantage to get the best degree and experience possible.

Following Welcome week you will be asked to attend a regular group meeting with either your personal tutor or an experienced student. These meetings will be a key opportunity for us to give you timely advice that is relevant to where you are in your University journey, and will give you the chance to ask questions and share the experiences of other students.

During term the School will be organising a series of events to help you make the most of your degree and prepare you for life after your graduate. We will be giving you the chance to increase your commercial awareness, gain and share study and career skills and help you create study groups, as well as some activities that are purely for fun and give you the chance to unwind and socialise.

Welcome week activities will be published via the online welcome portal and your regular appointments with your personal tutor will be sent as an Outlook calendar invitation. Once term has started the school circulate a weekly ‘Communication Update’ to all students via your Essex email. Please check this each week for the most up to date information on Events and opportunities

How to attend

Our School induction will be held virtually, online. More information about how to access the online welcome portal will be sent to you by email in the weeks before arrival day.

Your induction schedule

All times are British Standard Time/BST. All events will be held on Zoom.

Undergraduate students

Several sessions will be repeated throughout the week to allow you to be as flexible as possible (these sessions are in italic). Please note that sessions marked * are compulsory for a particular degree course and must not be missed!  To get the most from the year ahead we recommend that you attend all the sessions.

Monday
11.00am - 12.00pm Welcome to the School of Law.
Find out about your School, the people you'll be working with and your first year at Essex

1.00pm - 2.00pm Introduction to the Human Rights Centre
Dr Andrew Fagan, Director of the Human Rights Centre lets students know how they can get involved with our world leading Human Rights Centre.

Tuesday
10.00am - 11.00am Introduction to the Law Degree Transfer Programme*

11am-3.00pm Meet Your Personal Tutor*
Please check your Essex email for your Zoom link. You will be allocated a 1 hour meeting during this time/to be confirmed. 

11.00am-12.00pm What will learning look like this year?
The UG Teaching Team talk through what your course will be like this year to help you prepare for the year ahead and make the most of every learning opportunity within a campus and online environment.

1.00pm-2.00pm UG Helpdesk
Do you have a question about your course or studies this year? Come to the UG Help Desk where a member of the UG Teaching Team will be available via a zoom waiting room.

Wednesday 
11.00am-12.00pm Welcome to the School of Law for Essex Pathways and International College Students* 

12.00pm - 1.00pm What will learning look like this year?

1.00pm-2.00pm UG Helpdesk 

1.00pm-2.00pm What makes a good Law Student?

Dr Anna Hardiman McCartney shares the skills and qualities needed to be the best Law student you can be.

1.00pm-2.00pm Being you with the Law Stars 
Our Law Stars will share top tips and advice to help you make the most of your University experience.

1.00pm-2.00pm Clinics: Beyond the Classroom
Essex Law Clinic Directors present the benefits of getting involved with the Clinic and how you can make an impact on people's lives. 
There will also be information about how you can get involved with the Human Rights Centre Clinic and their projects with key partners such as Amnesty International. 

3.00pm-4-00pm - Getting Involved!
Find out about the Student Experience Opportunities in the School. How can you make the most of your time at university and be part of our Law School community. Find out more about competitions, events and social activities.

3.00pm-4-00pm What you can do with a Law Degree?
Our Employability Development Director and Ann Ord from the Student Career Services Team discuss where a law degree can take you and the opportunities available to make your CV stand out from the crowd.

Thursday 
11.00am - 12.00pm Clinics: Beyond the Classroom

11.00am - 12.00pm What you can do with a Law Degree?

11.00am - 12.00pm What makes a good Law Student?

1.00pm -2.00pm  What will learning look like this year?

1.00pm -2.00pm Getting Involved!

3.00pm-4-00pm UG Helpdesk 

3.00pm-4-00pm Being you with the Law Stars

Friday
10.00am - 2.00pm Introduction to the French Law (LLB English and French Law)*

11am-12.00pm Introduction to the Human Rights Centre

1am-12.00pm Getting Involved!  

11am-12.00pm What Makes a good Law Student?

12.00pm - 1.00pm Being you with the Law Stars

1.00pm-2.00pm What you can do with a Law Degree?

3.00pm-4-00pm Clinics Beyond the Classroom


Postgraduate students

Several sessions will be repeated throughout the week to allow you to be as flexible as possible (these sessions are in italic). Please note that sessions marked * are compulsory for a particular degree course and must not be missed!  
To get the most from the year ahead we recommend that you attend all the sessions that are relevant to you.

Monday
1.00pm - 2.00pm Introduction to the Human Rights Centre 
Dr Andrew Fagan, Director of the Human Rights Centre lets students know how they can get involved with our world leading Human Rights Centre.

Tuesday
11am-12.00pm - In depth Introduction to the Human Rights Centre Clinic*
Compulsory for students on Human Rights LLM/MA Courses. Delivered by Directors Dr Patricia Palacios Zuloaga and Dr Koldo Casla, covering the history of the clinic, the clinic module, the stand alone projects and how to apply.

Wednesday 
11.00am - 2.00pm LLM Induction for students on Commercial Law Courses*
12.00pm - 3.00pm LLM/ MA Induction for students on Human Rights Courses*

1.00pm-2.00pm Clinics: Beyond the Classroom
Essex Law Clinic Directors present the benefits of getting involved with the Clinic and how you can make an impact on people's lives. There will also be information about how you can get involved with the Human Rights Centre Clinic and their projects with key partners such as Amnesty International. 

3.00pm-4-00pm - Getting Involved!
Find out about the Student Experience Opportunities in the School. How can you make the most of your time at university and be part of our Law School community. Find out more about competitions, events and social activities.

Thursday 
11.00am - 12.00pm Clinics: Beyond the Classroom

12.00pm-1.00pm PGT Human Rights Drop in Session*

1.00pm-2.00pm PGT Commercial Law Drop in Session/Q&A*

1.00pm -2.00pm Getting Involved! 

3.00pm-4-00pm - Postgraduate Library Training with Ai Gooch*
Ai Gooch, Law Librarian talks about the resources available for students who are undertaking their postgraduate degree at Essex.

Friday
11am-12.00pm Introduction to the Human Rights Centre

11am-12.00pm Getting Involved!  

1.00pm - 2.00pm Law and Human Rights PhD Induction Meeting*

3.00pm-4-00pm - Clinics Beyond the Classroom

 

Related events