2019: Things for your calendar
We’ve arrived in 2019. Christmas is over and the hangovers of New Year’s have hopefully faded. It’s going to be at least a couple of weeks before we’re all used to writing the date with a nine at the end, but with the new year comes a lot to look forward to. There are loads of great things coming up in the next twelve months, so we’ve shortlisted what we think are some of the most important legal and business events for you to put in your planner.
LegalEx (27-28 March)
LegalEx is one of the UK’s biggest legal conferences, specialising in business growth, professional development and cyber security in the legal sector. Whether you’re a first year LLB student, a qualifying postgrad or a graduate with decades of experience in the law, you can be sure to come back from LegalEx having learned something new about what the future of the legal sector might look like.
National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March)
No matter your aspirations, these days there are few careers out there that don’t have alternative routes to success. One that’s had a huge push in recent years is the apprenticeship, so much so that we have a whole week dedicated to it. There will be events across the country to celebrate and highlight the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy. If an apprenticeship sounds like a good alternative to you, you’re sure to find loads of information in March. Be sure to keep an eye on our website to find out more about the apprenticeships that we offer too.
The Business Show (15-16 May)
Now in its 41st year, The Business Show 2019 is a two day conference in London and is one of the fastest growing business exhibitions in Europe. It attracts over 25,000 businesses, featuring keynotes and speakers from a plethora of business and commercial backgrounds. With free tickets up for grabs, it’s well worth a look to see what the latest trends, ideas and advice from business experts will be.
Legal Cheek’s Future of Legal Education and Training conference (22 May)
Anyone in the UK who’s interested in the law and has access to the internet will be familiar with Legal Cheek, but may not know about their annual conference on the future of legal education and training, which The University of Law sponsors. This year’s conference has an increased capacity of 400, but after 2018’s sell-out showing you’ll want to book fast.
National Law Fair (June)
The University of Law’s Moorgate campus is the annual host of the National Law Fair, and this year is no exception. With more exhibitors than you can shake a stick at, it’s one of the best places to start building connections and getting an insight into law firms and organisations that you’re interested in.
London Law Expo (8 October)
The annual London Law Expo takes a combined look at legal practice management, technology and IT security at the Old Billingsgate in London. It’s a huge affair, with five presentation stages, 50 expert speakers and over 70 exhibitors. The pricy tickets (£245 + VAT) might mean it’s only for the die-hard conference-goer, but if that’s you then it’s worth the expense.
RebLaw UK (November)
RebLaw UK (short for Rebellious Lawyering) has only been around for a few years, but it’s already grown exponentially. The 2018 conference doubled-down, occupying The University of Law Moorgate campus for a full weekend, packing an agenda with great speakers and breakout sessions, and selling out in record time (again). The 2019 conference is aiming to best itself once again. If you’ve got a bit of a rebellious streak and love to sink your teeth into some of the most relevant problems facing society and the law, then this one’s for you. Keep tabs on the RebLaw Facebook page for date and ticket announcements.
Northern Pupillage Fair (November)
The University of Law’s Northern Pupillage Fair showcases Chambers in the North and Midlands, giving students an opportunity to find out more about life at the Bar outside of London. If you aspire to don robes and argue cases in the northern courts of the land then this could very well be a great place to get started and find out more about the movers and shakers.
The best way to get a taste of a university is to visit a campus for an Open Day and most universities will host them throughout the year. You can visit any of our ten campuses for Open Days, Visitor Days or experience events, so check out our website to see what we have on.