2016 will be a big year for the education portfolio as it is the first year that it will be separated from the competitions portfolio, and with an increased focus toward the Law School's upcoming graduate students.

Careers Event

To start the year off there will be a Careers event which will include a panel of professionals from various legal careers to answer questions about their fields of practice. The event will also include a PLT and Clerkship focus for those students who are graduating at the end of the year. PLT providers will have stalls in order to provide information to students, and there will also be information on clerkships with students who have completed clerkships speaking about their experiences.

Social Justice Forums

This year we plan to have a social justice forum series including topics such as ‘Women in the Law’. These social justice forums will discuss social justice topics and aim to engage students in serious issues. The topics will range in areas in order to engage different students interests.

Street Law Series

This year we will commence a new lecture series called the ‘Street Law Series’ which will cover legal topics that affect young people such as tenancy, entering into contracts and safe night out laws. These series will be open to any student at the university and it will aim to promote awareness of ones legal rights as a young person. They will be a series for students made by students in order to ensure that people can be aware of their legal rights whether or not they are studying law or not.

Ask Harvey

The education portfolio will also be launching a service called ‘Ask Harvey’ (Harvey Specter). This will be a service in which any law student can ask senior students any questions they want, whether with regard to academic skills, competitions, or even just help meeting new people at classes and events. We understand it can be hard starting at University and there will always be 100 questions. This service is designed for students to gain help for things that one may not be able to ask our lecturers about. It will be there for students to get help and feel supported especially at the start of their degree.


ACADEMIC SERVICES FOR STUDENTS

Online resources

Academic skills – locate information on how to reference, structure essays and reports, speak publicly, write academically, punctuate correctly and more. Just visit Blackboard/USC Community/My Organisations/Academic Skills.

Yourtutor – receive free, live online academic skills advice between 3pm – midnight from Sunday to Friday (ends Week 13). Access Yourtutor via Blackboard/USC Community/My Organisations/Yourtutor.

Email – if you are enrolled at Gympie, Southbank, Fraser Coast, North Lakes, Noosa or Caboolture, receive feedback on your work or ask a question related to your study by emailing skillsassist@usc.edu.au

One-to-one support

Academic skills and peer advisers—receive assistance with your specific learning needs. Individual appointments can be made or you can use the drop-in sessions.

Student mentor program—be matched with a friendly and experienced student who will help you through your first semester.