On Friday 21st August, we’ll welcome our new cohort of students to The University of Law with our virtual festival, Successbury. It will be a chance for our new students to meet their fellow students and their tutors for the first time. We know everything is a bit different this year but this will be a fantastic opportunity for successful students to get excited about their new University life and higher education adventure that is about to begin.
As well as celebrating the start of their new courses, students will have the chance to see speakers such as Reggie Yates, major legal influencers and journalists, partake in give-it-a-go sessions, competitions and masterclasses and enjoy a DJ set from Guilty Pleasures.
The festival kicks off with Reggie Yates sharing his thoughts on success, education and positive contributions. Reggie is a British actor, television presenter and radio DJ with such accolades as starring in Doctor Who (2007), presenting The Voice UK (2012) and Top Of The Pops (2003), and voicing BBC’s Rastamouse - a children’s TV show which follows crime busting mouse reggae band, Da Easy Crew. Reggie continues to shed light on pressing social issues around the world such as gun violence, racism, gay rights and addiction, through his documentaries such as the Extreme series which examines the extreme edge of modern masculinity across the globe.
Students can look forward to a change of pace with DJ set from Guilty Pleasures on our virtual ‘Pyramid stage’. Celebrating an eclectic spectrum of Pop, Dance, Disco, R&B, Party Bangaz and Club Anthems, Guilty Pleasures has been gracing dancefloors for over a decade, spinning off into four compilation albums, BBC radio shows and a primetime Saturday night ITV show. Students will join in virtually, dancing in their own homes to the live DJ set and celebrating the start of the next chapter in their lives.
The day will also see topical talks on our other stage with guests such as Steve Gaskin, Detective Chief Inspector Scotland Yard and Advisor to BBC’s Silent Witness with his immersive crime talk about offender profiling and exploring some of the most notorious killer cases. We will also see Erwin James talking on prison rehabilitation who served a life sentence for murder and now writes on prison reform and criminal rehabilitation for The Guardian.
Along with informative and inspiring talks, Successbury festival will host a series of give-it-a-go sessions from mock mooting, to debating masterclasses, including the give-it-a-go cross examination class which will see our freshers put their legal skills to test with some eye-opening results.
Fun and games are to be had in Successbury’s Competition Corner with virtual go-karting, improv sessions, quizzes and fun mock trials, along with the return of the successful Soap Box showcase. Fresher students can also virtually network with their classmates and tutors, and attend information booths covering their university location, university prep, student associations and connect with course mates prior to starting their studies.
Successbury will see students from all our campuses across the country come together virtually to start their university life off with a bang, making connections that will last them for their whole careers and getting a head-start with their courses.
At ULaw, we’re still open for clearing, so if you’d like to join us for a university life full of enriching events whilst also earning a practical degree that will prepare you for the real world, check out our clearing page.