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  • 24 Jun 2014

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    St. Luke's Primary School visit

    This morning, we were joined by 21 students from St Luke's Primary School (from Years 2 to 6) for their annual visit to the firm. The students, all on our Literacy Scheme, were given a tour of our London office by their reading partner volunteer, completed a themed word search and enjoyed some lunch and cake in our staff restaurant!

     
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    23 Jun 2014

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    How the City Works

    A group of AS Economics students from Central Foundation Boys' School spent the afternoon learning about how the City works in an interactive workshop based on coffee trading.

    We partnered with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to deliver the session which was led by Slaughter and May associates Harry Bacon and Simon Tysoe, and one of BTMU's in-house lawyers, Charlie Jenkins.

    The students explored the goals and risks associated with being the various market players (growers, buyers and financiers) in the context of trading coffee, as well as learning about how a law firm and a bank work together.

     
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    13 Jun 2014

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    UCAS mentoring scheme launch

    We launched our UCAS mentoring scheme at Central Foundation Boys' School today. Twenty of our volunteers spent the morning with small groups of Year 12 students to help them with the personal statement aspect of their university application.

    Our volunteers will work with the students over the next few months to help them tailor and improve their personal statements, ready to submit their applications by late September. Volunteers include trainees, associates, Business Services staff and our Senior Partner, Chris Saul.

     
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    02 Jun 2014

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    'Big Tick' 2014 awarded for the Key Project

    Slaughter and May has been awarded a prestigious 'Big Tick', in the education category, for the Key Project as part of Business in the Community's responsible business awards.

    The firm's work with Central Foundation Boys' School and educational charity The Access Project was recognised for the positive impact it made to help disadvantaged students achieve places at top universities. Since the launch of the project at the start of 2012, 14 students have met their offers from Russell Group universities compared to none in the previous three years.

     
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    14 May 2014

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    Interview workshops

    We held an interview workshop for the Central Foundation Boys' School students applying to our Summer work experience scheme. The scheme includes placements on our legal work experience scheme, run in collaboration with our client, ITV, as well as in our Business Services teams.

    The students were given an overview of the interview process and some top tips for interview preparation from one of our HR advisors. They then participated in a mock interview, led by volunteers from our Business Services teams.

     
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    08 May 2014

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    Gold Payroll Giving Quality Mark 2014

    We are delighted to have been awarded a Gold Payroll Giving Quality Mark from the Charities Aid Foundation. This means that over 10% of our employees donate to their chosen charities each month through Payroll Giving.

     
 

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