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Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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Legal Futures

Legal Futures

The Law School aims to provide all students with excellent employment opportunities and strives to help its students enter the employment market with excellent employability skills. Employability is addressed in the course in a number of different ways.

All law students are assigned an Academic Personal Tutor (APT) who will monitor the academic performance of their personal tutees as well as provide guidance on a number of topics ranging from academic to personal matters. Through the dedicated personal tutorial system that operates, all students will undertake a 10 credit module at each stage of their course addressing employability alongside the development of  personal and legal skills. These modules will be delivered jointly by the APT and the Employment Personal Tutor (EPT) working within the Law School.

Legal Futures offers dedicated employment support to all students and recent graduates within the Law School via a Placement Advisor and an Employment Personal Tutor. The Placement Advisor is responsible for organising work experience opportunities and guiding our students into these by delivering talks within lectures, working with students on an individual basis, hosting presentations and events, as well as providing bespoke documentation and information packs.

The Employment Personal Tutor supports our students throughout their student journey from the moment they start their course. They introduce career options, help students to understand the skills sought by employers and provide guidance that will help them when making work placement and graduate job applications. Our Employment Personal Tutor has previously worked within industry as a recruiter and therefore has first hand knowledge of the labour market, the skills employers look for and the processes used by employers to select candidates.

Events and Networking

Throughout the year we welcome employers onto campus and run a number of events and activities. These include:

  • An annual Faculty Employment Fair where approximately 30 organisations attend and speak to our students about their live graduate and work placement opportunities.
  • Guest speakers from national and local Law Firms, as well as others from outside of the legal profession, who provide information, advice and guidance as part of the Law Employability Diversity and Enrichment (LEDE) Programme.
  • An annual networking event where our students have the opportunity to speak informally with representatives from local Law Firms and our alumni.
  • A mentoring scheme with the Warwickshire Law Society Young Lawyers.
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Location:  WMG05 and GEG10


Tel: 02477 659535

Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 08:30-17:00