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Gain advocacy skills with Flat Justice

Posted on behalf of Flat Justice . Blogged by Julia Sadler on 05/12/2019.

Flat Justice is an organisation that offers free advice and affordable commission-based advocacy for private sector tenants applying for Rent Repayment Orders (RROs).

They are looking to recruit a small team of prospective pupillage candidates who would be interested in honing their advocacy skills and strengthening their pupillage application CVs by working as tenant representatives at the FtT. This is real advocacy, not mooting. The hearings are conducted in London at the First-tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property) and they are often appear against barristers and lawyers.

Students would need to check that they wouldn’t be expected to carry out this role in term-time. Further details here.

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G-Research PhD Prize in Maths and Data Science

Posted on behalf of G-Research. Blogged by Rebecca Ehata on 05/12/2019.

If you’re a final- or penultimate-year DPhil student working across areas including (but not limited to) Quantitative Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics and Engineering, submit your draft dissertation for a chance to win the G-Research PhD Prize, worth £10,000. Closing date: 31 January 2020.

For more details see the G-Research website.

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Aspiring barristers: gain funded experience in chambers this summer

Posted on behalf of Middle Temple . Blogged by Julia Sadler on 03/12/2019.

Middle Temple: Access to the Bar Awards 2020

The Middle Temple Access to the Bar Awards are intended to help students from non-traditional backgrounds to make informed choices about whether to consider the Bar as a career.

Funded by the donations of senior members of the Inn, the scheme provides two funded weeks (£250 per week) of work experience every summer for up to 30 undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds. One week is spent marshalling (i.e. shadowing a judge in court) and the other week in Chambers with a barrister.

The scheme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students who meet the eligibility requirements. Click here for further information about the scheme, guidance on how to apply, and the application form. Deadline: Friday, 6 December 2019.

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Funded Masters programme in China – closing soon!

Posted on behalf of The Yenching Academy of Peking University. Blogged by Karen Walker on 28/11/2019.

The Yenching Academy of Peking University offers a great opportunity to Oxford students and graduates: a two-year interdisciplinary Master’s Programme in China Studies at the top university in China. The first year of the programme is fully funded, including one round-trip airfare, tuition, housing, and living expenses. Students who maintain good academic standing and choose to remain in Beijing for the second year are also eligible to apply for another year of full funding. As well as a rigorous education across a range of disciplines, Yenching Scholars experience a series of lectures from visiting professors, field studies including historical sites and current industries, and discussion of cultural, political and societal trends in China, as well as the opportunity to undertake internships and the chance to learn Mandarin.

The Yenching Academy annually enrols approximately 120 new students from both the Chinese Mainland and abroad, to study, live, and learn together. International students comprise roughly 80% of the student body.

The application deadline for the 2020 cohort is 6 December 2019 – so if you’re interested in this opportunity, start your application soon!

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GlaxoSmithKline Revealed – Business and STEM Insight Events for First Years

Posted on behalf of GSK . Blogged by Claire Chesworth on 28/11/2019.

GSK produce a wide range of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products and they are hosting two open days in April at their West London headquarters for first year students to learn more about their undergraduate and graduate opportunities.

  • BUSINESS DAY: 8 April
  • STEM DAY: 15 April

You can only apply for one event. The events will include talks from different business leads, application tips, team building exercises and networking sessions with current placement students and graduates.

Applications open on 1 December 2019 and close in early-mid January (depending on application numbers). Apply here from 1 December >>

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