Students from all UK universities are invited to take part in the Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics essay competition 2023. Entries from all graduate and undergraduate students (full and part-time) are welcomed, in the form of an essay of up to 2000 words on any topic relevant to practical ethics.

Whilst all students are encouraged to take part, this will be particularly relevant to those studying philosophy, medicine and biological sciences, law, AI and data sciences.

The winner from each category will receive a prize of £500, and the runner up £200. Revised versions of the two winning essays will be considered for publication in the Journal of Practical Ethics.

To enter, please submit essays by the end of Tuesday 7th February 2023 to Finalists will be notified by Tuesday 21st February of selection. For more details about the Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics see the competition webpage.

Thorntons Career Opportunities

Applications for 2024 Training Contracts are currently open and close on 5 September 2022.

A Training Contract with Thorntons comprises four 6 month seat rotations.

Thorntons offer one of the most varied Training Contracts in Scotland so you can get the chance to experience a broad range of practice areas before you specialise. With Thorntons, you can experience commercial areas such as Corporate, Intellectual Property, Employment, Commercial Property, Commercial Litigation, Land & Rural Business and more personal legal areas such as Family Law, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence, Immigration, Private Client, Civil Litigation and Residential Conveyancing.

Thorntons can offer you a broad or more focused Training Contract, depending on your areas of interest.

More information about opportunities and events with Thorntons and other leading law firms can be found on the Law School’s Career Opportunities page.

Thorntons have just joined the Programme for the Future of the Study of Law and the Legal Profession. The Programme works with organisations to promote career and skill development opportunities for students.

The State of Affairs in the Political Triangle of Europe, the UK & Germany

Mr Miguel Berger, The German Ambassador to the United Kingdom, will give a short talk in English on the current state of affairs in the political triangle of Europe, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

The talk (10-15 minutes) will be followed by a Q&A (30 minutes), giving students and colleagues the opportunity to discuss these topical issues with the Ambassador.

Date and time
Mon, 18 July 2022

15:30 – 16:30 BST


G.04, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh

50 George Square



Find out more and register:

Student experiences of police and security on university campuses in the UK

Please see below regarding research project by a team at Manchester University which may be of interest to you. The project explores students’ experiences of police and security on university campuses in the UK in order to promote best practice in equality, diversity and inclusion.

The research team – Remi Joseph-Salisbury, Kerry Pimblott, Laura Connelly, Parise Carmichael-Murphy and Siobhan O’Neill – are keen to hear from students via an online survey. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. More information about the research and the survey itself is available here:

student experiences survey of security and policing on university campuses

Summer seminar on ‘Plurality at Last? Legal Internationalism beyond Eurocentrism and Patriarchy’ 

Please see below information regarding a summer seminar in Helsinki:

The Erik Castrén Institute and the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives are organising the annual Helsinki Summer Seminar on ‘Plurality at Last? Legal Internationalism beyond Eurocentrism and Patriarchy’ from 22-26 August 2022. The 33rd summer seminar is open to students, researchers and professionals.  

The seminar introduces participants to the diverse, contested and competing scholarly ideas about the role, function and promises of law that have oftentimes remained invisible in teaching international law. The seminar aims to bring these approaches challenging eurocentrism and patriarchalism to the forefront of thinking of the past and future of international law.  

The programme contains lectures and workshops by among others Christopher Gevers (UKZN School of Law), Magdalena Kmak (Åbo Akademi), Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki), Sari Kouvo (University of Gothenburg), Parvathi Menon (University of Helsinki), Lauri Mälksoo  (University of Tartu), Johanna Niemi (University of Helsinki), Pamela Slotte (Åbo Akadmi), Immi Tallgren (University of Helsinki), Reetta Toivanen (University of Helsinki) and Kaius Tuori (University of Helsinki).  

For programme and registration details see the Helsinki summer seminar website.   

Careers Opportunities

Here are some current careers opportunities that might be of interest:

Brodies – Training contract

Applications close 8 August 2022, and the link to their application can be found on their career opportunities page

Dickson Minto – Traineeships 2024

Applications close 26 June 2022, information on how to apply can be found on their career opportunities page

White & Case – Training contract

Applications close 15 July 2022, and the link to their application can be found on their career opportunities page

If you have any queries do feel free to get in touch with them directly.

Edinburgh Innovations – Startup Community Platform

Get a foothold into the job market and tackle real-world problems by joining the startup and social enterprise community at the University of Edinburgh.

This is the perfect opportunity to discover and join exciting student projects, build your CV, and meet other ambitious students. View the demo video here

Join the community:

Aspire Virtual Event Friday 18th March

Targetjobs has partnered with leading employers in the UK to host Aspire taking place virtually on Friday 18 March 2022.

This is an event for Black Heritage students to meet with some of the biggest organisations in the world who have open roles for students to apply to. Over the course of the day, they’ll have unrivalled face time with employers in fields such as law and finance.

Be inspired by talks from senior leaders and graduates of Black Heritage, who are ready to share their stories and tips with them. Students will have the chance to develop the skills they’ll need to secure their first job through a series of recruiter-led workshops. And leave Aspire with the knowledge and connections to help them on their path to the boardroom.

Register here today!

Aspire Virtual Event Friday 18th March 2022


Free Speech as Civic Structure

There will be a seminar by Prof Ronald J. Krotoszynski taking place as follows:

Fri 18th March at 12:00 to 13:00 (GMT) | In Person Event (registration required)

Free Speech as Civic Structure: A Comparative Analysis of How Courts and Culture Shape the Freedom of Speech

The event details are and how to register are noted here

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