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English, Arts, 2 seasons, 55 episodes, 1 day, 7 hours, 35 minutes
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In this podcast, we will be speaking with a variety of experts in their field of work discussing our courses and more. Our three core series will run throughout the year: Get Psyched, ULaw and More and Well-being. We will discuss new courses, the importance of self-care, true crime, psychology and more. We will be joined by successful alumni, lecturers bringing years of knowledge and experience and current students. Follow us to get notified when a new episode is live.
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In conversation with Alex Fraser from Cancer Research UK

In this episode, Zoe Amar, alumna and founder of the social enterprise Zoe Amar Digital, is joined by Alex Fraser Legacy Management Specialist solicitor at Cancer Research UK. Alex discusses navigating charity legal work, her journey into her current role and what she has learnt through the process.
5/10/202427 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Judges: Power, Politics and the People - Lord Judge

This episode, the last in the series, is a tribute to Lord Judge, who was Lord Chief Justice from 2008 to 2013 and who died last November (2023). On retiring as Lord Chief Justice, he had become a leading figure in the House of Lords. Highly influential and respected as a legislator, he was a strong defender of the rule of law and independence of the judiciary. The interview is conducted by Frances Gibb, journalist and former legal editor of The Times, for a landmark podcast series, The Judges: Power, Politics and the People, hosted by The University of Law. The series features the most senior former judges in England and Wales of the last three decades – those who have reached the apex of the justice system. It asks: who are the men and occasionally women who have reached the pivotal positions at the top of the judiciary? What do they feel about their time in office - their key decisions and dealing with ministers? 
4/3/202453 minutes, 39 seconds
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24 Questions in 2024: with Head of Student Support Services, Keith Houghton

In this episode, LLB student Alexander Gill is joined by Head of Student Support Services Keith Houghton to discuss wellbeing, access to support at the University, and why making time for hobbies outside of your studies is so important.
3/20/202424 minutes
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24 Questions in 2024: with Aruna Verma, Dean at Moorgate

In this episode, LLB student Alexander Gill is joined by Aruna Verma who is Dean at the University's Moorgate campus. Aruna answers 24 questions about what she enjoys about her role, her academic and professional experience which includes setting up the University's campus in Hong Kong, and offers some tips and advice for students.  
3/15/202432 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Judges: Power, Politics and the People - Lord Burnett

Lord Burnett of Maldon has recently stepped down as Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and head of the judiciary, after six years in post (2017-2023). He had carved out a career acting in public inquiries, which included the 1987 King’s Cross fire, the convictions of the Guildford Four and Maguire Seven, the 1997 Southall and 1999 Ladbroke Grove rail crashes, and the inquest into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed. In this episode, Lord Burnett speaks about the impact of funding cuts to the criminal justice system and expresses concerns about the “ramping up” of sentence lengths, urging more use of community sentences for young offenders.The interview is conducted by Frances Gibb, journalist and former legal editor of The Times, for a landmark podcast series, The Judges: Power, Politics and the People, hosted by The University of Law. The series features the most senior former judges in England and Wales of the last three decades – those who have reached the apex of the justice system. It asks: who are the men and occasionally women who have reached the pivotal positions at the top of the judiciary? What do they feel about their time in office - their key decisions and dealing with ministers? 
3/14/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 34 seconds
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The benefits of studying online

In this episode, Online Programmes Director Navdeep Chouhan is joined by Lori Rockett the Programme and Student Lead at the university to discuss the benefits of online study. Lori shares what she has seen teaching online, why it is so helpful for students with other commitments to have the opportunity to study online and who studying online is for.
3/6/202423 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Judges: Power, Politics and the People - Episode 8 - Lord Mackay of Clashfern

Lord Mackay of Clashfern is best known as having been Lord Chancellor for 10 years from 1987-97, in the governments of both Margaret Thatcher and John Major. An outsider to the English legal profession, he brought in some of its most far-reaching reforms, ending the Bar’s monopoly of advocacy in the higher courts and the solicitors’ monopoly of conveyancing. Lord Mackay has had a distinguished career as an advocate, judge and politician. In this episode, Lord Mackay speaks about some of the judicial appointments he made, having made some of the most influential judicial appointments of the last 50 years, including that of Lord Bingham as Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.  At the time it caused a stir because of his lack of a criminal law background but he is widely acknowledged to have been the most outstanding judge of his generation. The interview is conducted by Frances Gibb, journalist and former legal editor of The Times, for a landmark podcast series, The Judges: Power, Politics and the People, hosted by The University of Law. The series features the most senior former judges in England and Wales of the last three decades – those who have reached the apex of the justice system. It asks: who are the men and occasionally women who have reached the pivotal positions at the top of the judiciary? What do they feel about their time in office - their key decisions and dealing with ministers?
2/29/202458 minutes, 11 seconds
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24 Questions in 2024: with Ben Weisz, PGDL student

In this episode,  Emily Lewis our Clubs and Societies Coordinator, is joined by PGDL student Ben Weisz to discuss his journey to studying law part-time.  Ben worked at the BBC as a Political Reporter for ten years, before deciding to have a career change into law. Ben shares how his previous career inspired him, the assets it gave him and managing working alongside his studies.
2/24/202450 minutes, 59 seconds
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Discover Online Study: strategies to stay focused and maximise your experience

In our second episode of this series, Navdeep Chouhan, Online Programmes Director - Business School, is joined by business owner and online student Danielle Hubbard to discuss online studies.Danielle shares her journey to studying online at The University of Law, managing a business alongside her studies, and shares advice for those thinking about online study.ULaw Online is our dedicated online campus bringing together a community of students and professionals from law, business, psychology and so much more. For more information about our online courses please visit our website www.law.ac.uk 
2/22/202428 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Judges: Power, Politics and the People - Episode 7 - Baroness Butler-Sloss

Baroness Butler-Sloss was appointed President of the High Court Family Division in 1999, the first woman to reach that level of the judiciary. She came into the public eye when, as a High Court judge, she was chosen to chair the Cleveland Child Abuse Inquiry.  Her focus on the voice of child led to the central principle of the Children Act introduced in 1989. Among her key family rulings were that gay couples could adopt children. In this episode, Baroness Butler-Sloss speaks candidly about mistakes, including a case where she ruled that a child should go back to live with her mother but was then badly treated and victimised, along with her views on current proposals to allow assisted suicide when people are certified as within six months of death. The interview is conducted by Frances Gibb, journalist and former legal editor of The Times, for a landmark podcast series, The Judges: Power, Politics and the People, hosted by The University of Law. The series features the most senior former judges in England and Wales of the last three decades – those who have reached the apex of the justice system. It asks: who are the men and occasionally women who have reached the pivotal positions at the top of the judiciary? What do they feel about their time in office - their key decisions and dealing with ministers?
2/8/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 35 seconds
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24 Questions in 2024: with Amanda Crutchley, Head of Pro Bono

In the first episode of this new podcast series, LLB student Alex Gill speaks with Amanda Crutchley, Head of Pro Bono at the University, and asks her 24 questions to learn more about her role, her background and the opportunities pro bono work offers.
1/31/202449 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Judges: Power, Politics and the People - Episode 6 - Lord Sumption

Lord Sumption is a former chief justice of the UK Supreme Court. He broke ground when he was appointed to that role in 2012, being the first appointment at the top of the judiciary to be made directly from the ranks of the practising Bar. As a barrister he carved out a highly successful career, with wide-ranging expertise spanning commercial law, constitutional law and human rights - and appearing in many complex and prominent cases.On retiring from the Supreme Court in 2018, he became a prominent public commentator and writer, expressing often controversial views, such as on the handling of the Covid 19 pandemic.  In 2019 he delivered The Reith lectures for the BBC on the theme of “Law and the Decline of Politics,” on the relationship between law and democracy. The interview is conducted by Frances Gibb, journalist and former legal editor of The Times, for a landmark podcast series, The Judges: Power, Politics and the People, hosted by The University of Law. The series features the most senior former judges in England and Wales of the last three decades – those who have reached the apex of the justice system. It asks: who are the men and occasionally women who have reached the pivotal positions at the top of the judiciary? What do they feel about their time in office - their key decisions and dealing with ministers?
1/25/202449 minutes, 6 seconds
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Future Solicitors: Interview Tips and Assessment Centers

In this episode, former LPC students Darren Broad and Chloe Orledge are joined again by Amanda Crutchley, Head of Pro-Bono at the University to discuss getting ready for interviews and assessment centers. Darren and Chloe share their advice, what to expect and how to manage nerves.
1/19/202421 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Judges Podcast: Lord Phillip

Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers is one of the most senior judicial figures in the land. He was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 2005 to 2008, and went on to be the first president of the newly created UK Supreme Court in 2009. He has held all three highest posts in the judicial hierarchy.As Lord Chief Justice, he oversaw the modernisation of judges’ robes, including the abolition of wigs in the civil courts. He also chaired the inquiry into BSE or mad cow disease from 1997-2000.The interview is conducted by Frances Gibb, journalist and former legal editor of The Times, for a landmark podcast series, The Judges: Power, Politics and the People, hosted by The University of Law. The series features the most senior former judges in England and Wales of the last three decades – those who have reached the apex of the justice system. It asks: who are the men and occasionally women who have reached the pivotal positions at the top of the judiciary? What do they feel about their time in office - their key decisions and dealing with ministers? 
1/9/202445 minutes, 11 seconds
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All About Our Online Courses

In this episode, our Online Programmes Director Navdeep Chouhan is joined by recent graduate Kieran Collins, to discuss his experience of studying online with us.  Kieran shares why he decided to study his LLB course online, his journey to graduating and the support he received throughout his studies at The University of Law.ULaw Online is our dedicated online campus bringing together a community of students and professionals from law, business, psychology and so much more. For more information about our online courses please visit our website law.ac.uk. 
12/12/202330 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Judges: Power, Politics and the People - Episode 4 - Lord Thomas

 **Trigger Warning** - This episode includes sensitive content that some people may find distressing. It is with reference to a case that Lord Thomas presided over (time code: 0:49:09). Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd was Lord Chief Justice from 2013 to 2017. In 2016 Lord Thomas found himself in the eye of the storm when he and fellow judges ruled that the Government needed the approval of Parliament before triggering Brexit. He also endured a turbulent time in his four years at the top of the judiciary, clashing with the then Lord Chancellor/Justice Secretary, Liz Truss. The interview is conducted by Frances Gibb, journalist and former legal editor of The Times, for a landmark podcast series, The Judges: Power, Politics and the People, hosted by The University of Law. 
12/12/20231 hour, 3 minutes
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Future Solicitors: Vacation Schemes, Training Contracts and Qualifying Work Experience

In episode three of our Future Solicitor series, former LPC students Darren Broad and Chloe Orledge discuss their experience of vacations schemes. They are also joined by Amanda Crutchley, Head of Pro-Bono at the University, who provides tips and advice around Qualifying Work Experience under the SQE.  
12/8/202321 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Judges: Power, Politics and the People - Episode 3 - Lady Hale

Lady Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, was the judge who led the Supreme Court in its landmark ruling over the suspension of Parliament.  In this episode she talks of being a “speccy swot”; how it felt as the lone woman at the top of judiciary; on relations and disagreements with her colleagues; and about the impact of Brexit on the power of the judiciary. The interview is conducted by Frances Gibb, journalist and former legal editor of The Times, for a landmark podcast series, The Judges: Power, Politics and the People, hosted by The University of Law.
11/29/20231 hour, 36 seconds
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Everything you need to know about starting university: Employability Service

In this episode, Student Ambassador and LPC student Darren Broad speaks with Director of Employability John Watkins about how to set yourself up for a good future career. John shares his tips and advice on building a strong CV, completing applications and undertaking interviews, along with highlighting the employability support available to students.
11/24/202329 minutes, 18 seconds
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Why study a Law Conversion Course Part 2

In this episode, Future Pupil Amy Weir is joined by alumni Sophie Stevens to discuss our conversion course. Amy and Sophie discuss why law conversion courses are a great alternative for those who didn't study the LLB, sharing their journeys to the bar and what they learnt from the process. 
11/17/202324 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Judges: Power, Politics and the People – Episode 2 – Lord Neuberger

Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, who is Chancellor of The University of Law, has reached the heights of the judicial system, first sitting as a law lord and later in the Supreme Court, becoming its president in 2012. He was also Master of the Rolls, head of the civil justice system, and his rise to the Court of Appeal and then to the House of Lords is one of the quickest in recent times.  In this episode he talks about his regrets over cases on which he has ruled; on the impact of Brexit and the rule of law; on the ‘right to die’ debate and on judges’ bias.  The interview is conducted by Frances Gibb, journalist and former legal editor of The Times, for a landmark podcast series, The Judges: Power, Politics and the People, hosted by The University of Law.
11/9/202359 minutes, 50 seconds
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Future Solicitors: Researching law firms

In this episode, students Darren Broad and Chloe Orledge discuss researching law firms and thinking about what law firms you want to apply to, sharing their advice and reflecting on their own journeys to becoming solicitors. 
11/3/202324 minutes, 34 seconds
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Student Life: study skills and finding the motivation to study

In this episode, LPC student Darren Broad is joined by Study Skills Advisor Helen Coleman who shares her top study tips, finding the motivation to study and more.
10/27/202326 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Judges: Power, Politics and the People – Episode 1 – Lord Woolf

Lord Woolf has held the most senior judicial posts in both the criminal and civil justice systems.  He served as a law lord in the country’s highest court; as Master of the Rolls - the most senior civil judge in England and Wales - and then from 2000 for five years as Lord Chief Justice, the highest job in the judicial hierarchy.In this episode, he talks about his time in office, which coincided with Tony Blair’s constitutional reforms, the biggest shake-up in relations between judges and the executive in recent years. He discusses the problems of prison overcrowding, sentencing and the attitude of ministers to the rule of law.  The interview is conducted by Frances Gibb, the journalist and former legal editor of The Times, for a new landmark podcast series, The Judges: Power, Politics and the People, hosted by The University of Law. 
10/23/202337 minutes, 28 seconds
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Get Psyched: In conversation with Camellia Taylor

In this episode of our Psychology series, Head of Psychology, Julie Prescot is joined by Camellia Taylor, founder of The Garden Taylor. Camellia's career before becoming a landscaper was in psychology working with young people, and in speech and language therapy. Camellia changed her career to become a landscape designer but continued to draw upon her psychology knowledge, sharing the importance of nature on mental health and the psychology behind it. 
9/15/202326 minutes, 30 seconds
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Future Solicitors: what to expect in your first year as a law student

In the first episode of our Solicitor Series, former students Darren Broad and Chloe Orledge discuss what students can prepare for in their first year of law. 
9/12/202319 minutes, 51 seconds
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Student Life: All about our student union

In this episode of our Student Life series, Darren Broad is joined by Emily Lewis one of our Student Union Coordinators. Emily shares advice on how to join and start societies, the awards available and the events the SU put on throughout the year.
9/8/202322 minutes, 56 seconds
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In conversation with Zoe Amar

In this episode, Senior Lecturer Ruth  Ratter is joined by alumna Zoe Amar the founder of the social enterprise  Zoe Amar Digital.  Zoe's company help charities and non-profits to use digital more effectively to achieve their charity's purpose. Zoe shares with Ruth her journey to becoming an entrepreneur and what inspired her to follow a career in charity after studying law. 
8/31/202331 minutes, 36 seconds
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Future Pupils: Journey to The Bar

In the final episode of our Future Pupils series, future pupils on the employability team, Amy Weir and Evie Smith discuss their journey to the bar.  Drawing on their own experiences, Amy and Evie share what they learned, the importance of hobbies and the challenges they faced and overcame. 
8/25/202347 minutes, 36 seconds
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Future Pupils: how to structure a good CV and cover letter

In this episode, Future pupils Amy Weir and Evie Smith on the employability team discuss writing a pupillage CV including how to structure it and what to include. 
7/13/20239 minutes, 30 seconds
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Student Life: Building Independence at Uni

In this episode, LPC student, Darren Broad is joined by Mental Health Officer Jessica Massie to discuss building independence at university. Jessica discusses how students can make friends and seek support whilst studying.
7/6/202323 minutes, 51 seconds
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Future Pupils: All About Mini-Pupillage

In this episode of our podcast, Future Pupils on the Employability Team Evie Smith and Queenet Awedu discuss mini-pupillage. Drawing on their own experiences Evie and Queenet share what they learnt, what to expect and how to prepare for mini-pupillage.
6/23/202332 minutes, 6 seconds
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Policing: Training the next generation

 In this episode, we are joined by Programme & Student Lead - Policing Programmes Jennifer Schmidt-Petersen and Policing Lecturer Ally White. Both Jennifer and Ally had careers working in the police force and share with us what they learnt and the different careers available after studying policing.  
6/16/202328 minutes, 2 seconds
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Student Life: Finance and Budgeting

In the first episode of our Student Life series, which is all about everything you need to know when starting university, Student Ambassador and LPC student Darren Broad speaks with Money and Housing Advisor Steve Eagle about budgeting for university, tips and tricks to save money and what financial support is available for students. 
6/8/202330 minutes, 57 seconds
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In conversation with Asylum Aid solicitor Charlotte Alderson

In this episode in support of Amnesty International Day University of Law student Jack Naylor is joined by children's solicitor and ULaw alumni Charlotte Alderson. Charlotte shares her experience working as a solicitor for Asylum Aid, her journey and what she has learnt.
5/25/202335 minutes, 35 seconds
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Why Study a Law Conversion Course

In this episode, Future Pupil Amy Weir speaks with Family Law Solicitor Rachel Jones about the University of Law conversion course.  Amy and Rachel discuss their experiences of taking the conversion course and the journey to where they are now. 
5/22/202320 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Psychology Behind Mental Health and Digital Games

In this episode of our Psychology Behind series, Head of Psychology Dr Julie Prescot is joined by Dr Steven Barnes to discuss why digital games are important in learning and accessing help via digital games for therapeutic purposes.
5/16/202318 minutes, 15 seconds
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Disability Support at University

In this episode, we speak with Jennifer Harley Project Manager of Disability and Improvement. We discuss inclusivity, digital accessibility and neurodiversity at University. 
5/5/202337 minutes, 38 seconds
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Future Pupils: All About Advocacy

In this episode, Future Pupil Amy Weir chats with  BPC student and Head of the Advocacy Committee Georgie Dibbo about advocacy support, muting and the opportunities available at the University of Law. 
4/28/202325 minutes, 32 seconds