University Law staff and students bag Changemaker award

News Page 15th November 2018

The University’s Law department was awarded Team of the Year at this year’s Changemaker Awards.

The award recognised the significant social impact made by both staff and students in the Law department through multiple charitable projects and fundraisers in 2017/18.

Notable initiatives include the Street Law project which sent vital learning resources to an underprivileged school in Ghana (pictured above); the pro bono clinic which is run as a joint enterprise with the Citizens Advice Bureau and Shoosmiths Solicitors; and the Student Law Society which raised funds for the Midlands Legal Support Trust.

The award also recognised the partnerships created by the Law team with voluntary organisations such as Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council, the Hope Centre, and Northampton Rape Crisis, and to national charities such as BLISS.

Kate Exall, Senior Lecturer in Law, said: “This is recognition of a lot of hard work from our team, as well as a dedication and desire to give back to the community and give our students the opportunities to do so.  We are thrilled to receive this award for the law team and for our amazing students.”

University of Northampton’s Changemaker Hub hosted their annual Changemaker Awards at the Park Inn on Monday night this week. Staff, students, alumni and people from across the community attended to celebrate some of the brilliant socially entrepreneurial work supported by the Changemaker team.

For more information on Law LLB, you can visit the programme page.

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