Closed: Virtual Part Time Work Experience: Fragomen`s UK Immigration School
Why are we holding an immigration school?
Basically because we want to help. This year has been uniquely difficult for students in the UK. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder to attend classes, there are fewer opportunities to find work experience and complications with educational results have created difficulties for students in circumstances completely outside of their control (although these have now been resolved). We want to do what we can to help level the playing field.
When you come to apply for jobs, your CV will be judged on your qualifications and wider experience. The more you can demonstrate intellectual curiosity and an interest in learning outside of school, the better. Experience of working and other extra-curricular activities are important too. Once you are in an interview your CV needs to help the interviewer think of questions and your answers need to help you stand out.
How could the immigration school help?
You will be able to list your participation on your CV, an interesting line that an assessor could pick up on. At interview you may be able to talk about how you found out about the scheme and what you learned. There will be plenty of learning to help you answer those questions well. We want participants to finish the immigration school understanding more about:
• The politics of immigration – how does public opinion drive policy and how can policy drive public opinion?
• Human rights and the immigration system – why do people seek refuge in the UK and how does the system work when they get here?
• Immigration, the economy and Brexit – how do current immigration systems aim to attract the brightest and the best?
• A career in law – what is involved, what steps do you need to take and what do employers look for?
Who should get involved?
Students who are interested in immigration law, politics or policy. It is such a big and complex subject. Governments need to develop policies that help vulnerable people and the economy while making sure that other public interests are protected. Campaigning groups need to push for those laws to work for groups of often vulnerable people. Lawyers are there to help individuals (or in some cases everyone). All of this needs to be reported in an accurate and fair way by journalists.
If this all sounds interesting you will enjoy the immigration school. We expect to have speakers from government, civil society, the legal sector and the media.
You need not be looking for a career in law, but we will spend a little time talking about what is involved in becoming a solicitor, barrister or to otherwise work in a law firm.
Who can get involved
We are holding the immigration school because we want to help students who have been doing A-Levels - or equivalent - who received their results this summer, but other students are welcome. The content may be too advanced for younger students but we do not want this to be a one off and hope there will be other opportunities for people to get involved.
How will it work?
The school will run over five evenings between 13 October 2020 and 10 November 2020. Once you have registered, we will send over the school schedule and log in details and you will be able to join online, listening to expert and interesting people talking about immigration law, policy and politics in the UK
How can you register?
If you are interested in taking part then please follow the application link provided on this page to be considered.
You will need to include a copy of your CV and tell us why you are interested in attending and how you found out about the immigration school.
The deadline for applying is 21st September 2020. Full joining instructions will be sent to selected participants before the end of September.
Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:
Career Development Workshop
Great For Students Who Are:
Willing to learn
Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
Please make sure you submit an application via the Fragomen website.