Alumni and friends

2018 Law Speed Networking Evening

Date • Time

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 18:30 to 21:30


Rik Medlik Building University of Surrey Guildford Surrey GU2 7XH


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We are holding our annual speed-networking evening on Tuesday 20 February 2018. The event is an opportunity for members of the University of Surrey Student Law Society to meet law alumni and legal industry guests.

As a Law graduate at this event, you can help students to understand the challenges they will face in your industry, pass on tips to succeed and inspire them to pursue career paths they may not have otherwise considered. We recognise our alumni are the very best people to share knowledge of where a Surrey degree has taken them and inspire students to succeed and we highly value this support.

What volunteering will involve:

  • Each law alumni volunteer will be asked to introduce themselves briefly to the whole student group at the beginning of the event
  • Volunteers will host a discussion table with one or more fellow alumni. You will be talking with small groups of students for up to 10 minutes at a time in a one-hour ‘speed networking’ activity. When the bell rings, the students will move on to the next table!
  • We will ask you in advance for any ‘hot topics’ you’d be willing for students to ask you about. This could include your area of law/expertise, your experience of LPC/BPTC/LLM courses, securing training contracts or pupillages, job seeking tips, commercial career options in law etc.

After the speed-networking ends, there will be a cheese and wine reception to allow time to talk in more depth with students, School of Law staff and fellow alumni guests.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed on provision of receipts/mileage and your volunteer support will be acknowledged in our annual supporters report.

We would like to represent a broad range of potential career paths – solicitors, barristers, corporate law and HR, international relations, civil service and government - and also different career stages – e.g. early career, mid-career and senior. If you would be able to support this event please register.

For more information about the event please contact Siobhan Neveling at