CAREERS IN THE CHARITY SECTOR
This event was held alongside our University's Criminal Justice Society and Bristol's local Rotaract Club to shed light on the vast career opportunities present within the charity sector. The panel was made up of speakers from Shelter and The Nelson Trust.
RACHEL GODDARD-REBSTEIN (Solicitor)
Rachel specialises in multiple aspects of housing law, including homelessness, disrepair, and possession cases with a specific focus on handling cases related to discrimination and the Equality Act 2010. Their journey to becoming a solicitor involved completing a training contract at Shelter through the Justice First Fellowship program.
JAZ FRYER-JONES (Women’s Criminal Justice Keyworker)
Graduating from the University of Bristol with a Law degree in 2021, Jaz, in their final year, volunteered at the Law Clinic, worked as a Sustainability Intern for UoB, and facilitated a group addressing eco-anxiety in young people. Their dissertation focused on women's rights in the sex work industry. They currently work as a Criminal Justice Keyworker at the Nelson Trust and chair their Environmental Impact Committee. They have been offered the role of Environmental and Sustainability Lead, starting in April.
MARTHA MILLSON (Senior SHE Keyworker)
Martha studied Psychology at the University of Nottingham and graduated in 2020. During the pandemic, she worked at a female emergency accommodation. In summer 2021, she became a SHE keyworker at the Nelson Trust, supporting women in contact with the police to divert them from the criminal justice system. She was promoted to senior keyworker in August 2022 and now leads the project. Martha finds her role fulfilling, enjoying the daily variety, impactful work, and skill development.
CALLING GENERATION JUSTICE
'Calling Generation Justice' was designed to inspire a generation of students that have experienced much turmoil and protest - #Metoo, Black Lives Matter, a global pandemic, illegal wars and more.
Together with the University of Bristol Law School, the Criminal Justice Society, and Bristol's High Sheriff, this event showcased those that have already committed their lifetime for justice, with high profile speakers, students and careers advisors coming together to encourage everyone to join them in striving for a more just society. We were extremely proud and grateful to be able to invite experienced and talented speakers to join us at this hugely successful event, including Baroness Hale, Leroy Logan and Alex Raikes.
NON-COMMERCIAL LAW PANEL
In collaboration with our University's Bristol Women in Leadership Society, we have invited three solicitors from Barcan+Kirby to share their experiences in their respective fields and to provide our attendees with a networking opportunity.
CLARE COX (Associate)
Children Law and Family Matters
FIONA DABELL (Senior Associate)
JUDIT KERESE (Solicitor)
Family Matters, Domestic Abuse, Divorce & Separation
DEVELOPING A CAREER IN SOCIAL JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS
We are delighted to be able to work with The Bristol Hub for a special speaking event on "How to Develop a Career in Social Justice and Human Rights".
We are privileged to have Clive Stafford Smith, a renowned human rights lawyer who has represented more than 300 prisoners facing the death penalty in the United States, as our guest speaker. He is also the founder of the human rights organisation Reprieve and the director of 3DC. It was an incredible opportunity for our fellow attendees to gain knowledge and understanding from a renowned expert in the field.