University of Salford Manchester

Sixth Form Conference Success

Friday 29 June 2012
Yesterday's Sixth Form Conference at the Law School proved to be a great success, with some 150 sixth-formers coming along.

After a welcome from Head of School Dr Mark James, the visitors  from a range of schools and colleges across the region heard a range of presentations on life as a solicitor, barrister and in the police force, as well as attending a lecture from Dr Tim Marangon on the law and body alterations.

Special thanks are due in particular to visitors Peter Marcus, who gave a very well-received talk on the life of a barrister, and to PC John Power whose talk on the police included a self-defence demonstration. Current Law students were also on hand throughout the day to give visitors the benefits of their experience.

Feedback from visitors was very positive, with regular visitors acclaiming it the best Conference yet, and first timers eager to return in future. Following the conclusion of the event, Peter stayed on to talk to some of our recent graduands who were considering entering the Bar.

Head of School Dr Mark James and other staff were on hand to provide background information on life in a law school and to give the students a chance to mingle with academics and ask questions. In addition current students were on hand to provide visitors with their first-hand experiences of their time at Salford.

Many thanks to all of those who helped out on the day. Feedback from the event was very positive, with visitors from schools and colleges who had not previously participated saying what a great day it had been, while the view from colleges who had attended previous events was that this had been the best Conference ever!