Law Society scoops engagement prize at annual awards ceremony
26 March 2020
Cardiff University’s Law Society celebrated at this month’s LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards where they were presented with the ‘Best at Engagement’ accolade.
The LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards seek to recognise the commitment of student-led societies across the country who support their members through activities which include a range of careers and social events.
Members of the School’s Law Society travelled to London to the annual awards ceremony which saw them nominated in two categories; ‘Best at Engagement’ and ‘Best Society Overall’ on 12 March 2020.
Despite excellent competition from the Universities of Aberystwyth, Birmingham and Nottingham, Cardiff’s Law Society was named ‘Best at Engagement’ after a host of nominations from their members saw them shortlisted in the category.
The Law Society is responsible for providing its 470 members with extracurricular opportunities which go beyond their academic syllabus. The 17 committee members produce a weekly newsletter and use social media channels to converse with their peers from the first day they start at the School. The society currently has 850+ Instagram followers, 2,700 Twitter followers and 3,400 likes on Facebook.
Engagement begins as soon as a student signs up to study Law with a first year Q&A in early September. At a time, which can be daunting for new students, the Law Society helps by answering questions on a range of topics that include buying textbooks, attending classes, and tutorial preparation work.
As members progress through their studies they can join in with a range of activities that the society help organise such as the annual charity Legal Walk, socials (which include a Christmas party) and career events in conjunction with Law firms (both local and further afield in London). The society also organises events for non-Law students such as an annual diversity event which sees guests from a range of professions share their experiences of diversity in the workplace with attendees.
Speaking after their win, President, Bella Gropper said, “I am so very proud of the entire committee for their hard work and diligence this year, which has led to our success. Above all, we are proud to represent Cardiff University and the School of Law and Politics, and appreciate the incredible support they have provided us throughout the year.”