I am a Law lecturer at a college to students aged between 16-28, all studying A level law. The majority of which come from underprivileged backgrounds, despite our college being located in an affluent area.
I have tried to create enjoyable ways for my students to learn, from creating law related board games to arranging trips. This proved effective last year with our grades being significantly above the national average for A level Law.
This year I have already taken my students on trips to the Houses of Parliament, the UK Supreme Court, the Old Bailey and our local magistrates court; in order to further their understanding of Law and to provide them with some idea of how the law works in practice. The students love such opportunities and as they are free it allows all of them to attend.
I have recently come across an event which is taking place that allows the audience to act as jury members in a murder trial. I know my students would love to attend this but unfortunately most cannot afford the ticket price. Our college is making a contribution towards some students tickets but I still do not have enough to allow all of the class to attend. I am hoping to raise enough money so that I can ensure all of the students can benefit from this opportunity to witness how a murder trial is conducted in practice.
With your support these students will be able to attend an event which offers an enjoyable way for them to learn about the topics which form part of their course as well as providing an opportunity to network with other law students, solicitors and barristers.