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Our Favourite Law Ball 2014 Moments!

We would like to share our favourite moments of Law Ball 2014 with you! Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Anna (Campaigns Manager at University of Kent) :

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“I just love John’s face! You can tell that he is thrilled with the work of KLCSG and the support other law students are giving them. Best photobomb ever!”

Emily (Chair) :

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“This makes me think of when everyone started going for it with the dancing!”

Noren (Vice Chair) :

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“And this my friends, is what fun looks like.”

Has (Treasurer):

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“Alors On Danse”

Chereece (Secretary) :

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“Because I’m happyyyy”

Sophie (Social Secretary) :

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“Singing and dancing the night away.”

Vicki (Publicity Officer) :

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“The acoustic sets getting underway!”

Eddie (Technical Officer) :

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“Extreme Twister: You know you had a good night if you end up looking like this.”

Sharlott (Communications Officer) :

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“This amalgamates the Law Ball: People dressed to the nines, having fun, with James Bond esque glam.”

Sarita (Campaigns Officer) :

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“Prop-ing it all night.”

Shanice (Fundraising Officer) :

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“Lights, camera and lots of love. Even the performers, Stroke of Luck could not resist taking part in the fun.”

Ju (International Fundraising Officer) :

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“The gorgeous Kent Law Campaign Student Committee and Anna! (2013-14)”

 

#CAMPAIGNLOVE!

Law Ball 2014

It may only be January but the Kent Law Campaign Student Group’s Law Ball which took place on Friday 24th January is already being described as the “Event of the Year!” If you were not there, then you missed out! It took place across two floors: Emily (Chair) and Noren (Vice Chair) greeted guests with a complimentary glass of wine on the top floor while the DJ played upbeat songs and old friends caught up. Sharlott (Communications Officer) mingled with the crowd and enticed them over to the raffle table to see our fabulous selection of prizes including Blackwell’s book vouchers and a MAC voucher.

There were two performers on the top floor. First up was Sabiyha, a 19 year-old singer-songwriter from Croydon who has been ‘BBC Introduced’ on the BBC Asian Network. Next came the hotly anticipated Luke Burr, an 18 year-old singer-songwriter from Essex who in recent years has come 3rd in The Live and Unsigned Competition and won Essex’s Got Talent in 2010. As the night went on the room filled up which created a “buzz” and excitement was well and truly in the air.

At 9:30pm the Kent Law Campaign Student Group revealed their surprise, a video about our experience on the committee, created by Eddie (Technical Officer)! The video received a great reaction and was followed by a speech from the Chair of the Campaign, Professor Richard de Friend. Everyone was left feeling proud to be involved with supporting the Kent Law Campaign. Thereafter, the DJ carried on the party vibe upstairs and got everyone on their feet, including members of staff. At one point a guest grabbed the microphone and sung along karaoke style!

Meanwhile, on the lower floor there was a more relaxed atmosphere to begin with as Sophie (Social Secretary) greeted guests while Chereece (Secretary) was on photography duty.  Alice Heggie, a singer-songwriter from the Corporate Events team at the University kicked things off in the acoustic area by performing a beautiful set. Next up was Stroke of Luck, an up and coming five-piece indie rock band from Oxford who have previously supported Bastille and Electric Six. They started off their set with a lively rendition of ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ before moving into a soulful version of ‘No Woman No Cry.’ They also performed a selection of their own songs including old favourite ‘Forced It’ and even treated the crowd to a new song ‘Penance.’ Watch out for these guys, big things are sure to follow! George Ogilvie, a 20 year-old singer songwriter from Canterbury then performed a mixture of his own songs and covers including ‘Hold On We’re Going Home.’ His powerful voice was enjoyed by all. Whilst guests queued up to get their delicious burgers, the last acoustic set of the night took to the stage: talented 19 year-old singer-songwriter Luke Jackson from Canterbury. He had a great 2013 after being nominated for the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. He began his set with ‘Counting Stars’ and went on to perform a number of his own songs including ‘Sister’ from his second album ‘Fumes and Faith.’ His rich voice, mature lyrics and commanding presence really caught the attention of the guests! All of the performers are certain to have a bright future.

Luke Burr later moved downstairs to perform a more energetic set and he definitely got the after party started! He performed songs including ‘Rather Be’ and ‘Happy’; his animated performance made sure everyone was up dancing! Once the after party was in full swing, the Student Group introduced their next surprise – a twister competition! Amongst the music and dancing, a few individuals braved the twister mat. Soon everyone was getting involved and the room was filled with fun and giggles! As guests began to leave at 1am, people were still dancing the night away. The evening came to a close around 1:45am, at which time everyone was still so enthusiastic and could not stop talking about the Kent Law Campaign! The night was a huge success and everyone agreed it was definitely A Night to Remember. The total raised for the evening was over £6,000!!

Campaign Love!

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Old friends catching up and socialising.

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Four members of ‘Stroke of Luck’ having fun with the photo props! L-R James Sparkes, Steve Knight, Adam Frost and Ed Rixon.

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The premiere of our amazing video! Watch it now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxA1t1oFDRc

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Professor Richard de Friend making his speech.

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Luke Burr getting the after party started!

Thanks to Sam Allard and Deepan Jaddoo for the amazing photos!

Check out our acts:

Sabiyha: http://www.youtube.com/user/sabiyhamusic/

Luke Burr: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrBurrsy

Alice Heggie: http://www.youtube.com/user/aliceheggie

Stroke of Luck: http://www.youtube.com/user/StrokeOfLuckBand/

George Ogilvie: http://www.youtube.com/user/gogilvieac

Luke Jackson: http://www.youtube.com/user/Lukepauljackson

 

Blog by Vicki Attwood and Eddie Kidong Lee

Craft Fair 2013

The Kent Law Campaign Student Committee held another event which was a Craft Fair just in time for Christmas held in Woolf Foyer on Monday 11th November 2013!

It was smaller than the Fun Run the week before but still lots of fun! We invited 9 local artisans to come along and sell their crafts, including jewellery, knitting and home ware design which made great Christmas gifts. There was even a fudge stall, homemade cupcakes and complimentary tea and biscuits much to the delight of everyone who came along!

Some of the artisans were kind enough to offer their time to host workshops so they could teach their crafts. They included a lampshade making workshop and a jewellery making class. They were both very popular and enjoyed by all who took part! The night was very chilled out and allowed for relaxed browsing, which was complimented by Clarins’ offering free hand massages.

The night was extremely successful and raised an amazing £420.44 for the Kent Law Campaign including the University’s match.

Campaign Love!

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Fun Run 2013

The Kent Law Campaign Student Group held their first big-scale event, 5km Fun Run, on the 3rd of November, 2013.

Over 100 people joining the event, the runners followed the 5km route along the campus in the name of ‘Race for Justice’. The race was started by his honour Judge Nigel Van der Bijl, the honorary recorder of Canterbury. At the end of the event Ross Braden and Melissa Spurling were awarded for the first male and the first female to finish the race.

This event was also supported by some amazing fellow societies from the University of Kent. While the registration and preparation were going on, members of the Magic Society were present to entertain our runners and volunteers. Their fabulous tricks definitely helped to bring a rather relaxing and calm atmosphere. During the run, the Pirate Society members were chasing after our runners and motivated them to finish the race – everyone loved them! After the race finished, the amazing Taekwondo Society had a demonstration session and captured everyone’s eyes.

Our very own Chair, Emily, said “I am so proud of what the student committee has achieved for our first big fundraising event. We always knew it was going to be a challenge but I’m so pleased that we were able to work together with the Campaigns Office and volunteers to produce a truly memorable day. We’ve had great feedback from everyone involved and hope to repeat the success next year to raise more money for such a worthwhile cause.”

Thanks to everyone’s support, the Kent Law Campaign Student Group was able to raise over £3,000 for the Campaign.

Huge thanks to Sam Allard, Jim Higham and Serwan Namiq for taking beautiful photos of the event. You can find them here : https://www.facebook.com/#!/KentLawCampaign/photos_albums

Also once again big love to the societies who supported our event, you can find them here.
Magic Society : https://www.facebook.com/ukcmagicsoc
Pirate Society : https://www.facebook.com/groups/274266299356721/
Taekwondo Society : https://www.facebook.com/groups/274266299356721/

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Freshers’ Quiz 2013

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The new Kent Law Campaign Student Committee held their first event on Thursday 3rd October which was a quiz in Mungos, Eliot College.
The questions in the quiz were devised by our Chair (Emily) and our Fundraising Officer (Shanice) and delivered to the students by our Quizmaster, the lovely Dan Malynn (Vice Chair of the Young Alumni Group).

After a tough couple of hours, the team that emerged victorious were Impact Whey – winning by half a mark! Each team member won a £10 Blackwells Voucher kindly donated by Kent Law School.

To brighten up the moods of the remaining teams we moved onto the raffle and awarded: a Lush Face-Pack Session for five people (worth £100), a Nandos meal for two voucher, and a bottle of wine to three lucky winners.

After the raffle there was one last chance to grab a prize: Guess the name of the bear.
The bear in question was donated by our very own Sharlott Yum (Communications Officer), and the quiz-goers had to guess the name which the committee had given it earlier that week. The correct answer was Dudley and he now has a new home!

The night was definitely a success and the committee raised a total of more than £140 which is outstanding!

The whole committee is so proud of their first event and really could not have done it if it wasn’t for the kind help from:
– Anna Pollard and other staff in the Development Office
– Steph Harris and other staff in the Kent Law School
– Lush, Nandos and Blackwells for their kind raffle donations
– and not forgetting everyone who came along to join in and help us raise as much money as we did – thank you!

AGM and 2013-2014 Committee Applications

Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The AGM is a meeting for anyone and everyone who has been involved or wants to be involved in the Kent Law Campaign Student Group. At the AGM we will review all of the fantastic work that the Student Group has done over the last year at the University of Kent.

The AGM will take place at 19.00 on Monday 25 March 2013, at KS14, Keynes College.

Join the Facebook event here

Hustings – Committee elections
As the academic year 2012-2013 is now drawing to a close, we are looking ahead to next year. At hustings anyone interested in applying for any of the committee positions (below) will have a chance to introduce themselves and speak for a few moments about why they want to be involved in the campaign. Manifestos can also be submitted online, and election will be done via the Kent Union website. Manifestos are limited to 500 words.

The window for manifesto submission is: 09.00, 23 March – 15.00, 25 March

There are 14 positions available for next year:
Chair
Vice-Chair
Campaigns Officer
Law Ball Coordinator
Communications Officer
Publicity Officer
Media Officer
Fundraising Officer
Individual Fundraising Officer
International Fundraising Officer
Technical Officer
Social Secretary
Secretary
Treasurer

For more information see our Election pack, here.

Note: Applications from students currently undertaking a year abroad who will return to Kent for the year 2013-2014 are invited to apply

If you have any questions or would like any further information, contact Hannah Bignell at hcb6@kent.ac.uk

Blog by Callum Borġ

Movember 2012

The Kent Law Campaign Student Committee are taking part in Movember this year.

If you don’t know, Movember aims to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer and testicular cancer in men. For the entire month of November, each Mo Bro must grow (or at least try to grow) a moustache (not a beard).

Join or donate to our Mo Bro’s team here

Blog by Callum Borġ

Kent Law Fair and Lecturers’ Moot

This Wednesday (17th October) was an exciting, and very busy day, for the student law societies at Kent Law School.

KSLS Annual Law Fair

During the day, the Kent Student Law Society (check out their new website here!) held its annual Law Fair, where students and graduates are given the opportunity to meet law firms, LPC/GDL/BPTC providers and Kent Careers Service. The list of esteemed attendees included 16 regional and international law firms (including Freshfields!), 6 LPC providers, 4 groups (including LawCareers.net and Westlaw) and, of course, the Kent Law Campaign!

The student committee were out in force and 50 students, keen to help out, signed up to the Law Campaign mailing list (if you haven’t already signed up, e-mail Dhriti at KLCSSecretary@gmail.com to receive updates on KLC events).

We’d like to say a huge well done to the Kent Student Law Society for their fantastic Law Fair!

KLTS Lecturers’ Moot

In the evening, Kent Law Campaign set up shop and the Kent Law Temple Society’s first ever Lecturers’ Moot.

The Lecturers’ Moot saw four of Kent Law School’s lecturers go head-to-head, over a challenging criminal law problem question before esteemed judges including lecturer Lisa Dickson and KLTS’s learned Matthew Gaunt and Matt Lawson.

The event, held in the Senate building, had a huge turnout and saw Per Laleng fend off strong opposition to take the prize (an engraved silver gavel) for best mooter.

After the moot, the Kent Law Campaign raffled off a number of prizes, including a huge box of fudge from Canterbury’s Fudge Kitchen, vouchers for Nando’s and Subway, a meal for two at Café du Soleil and a very special Lecturers’ Moot poster, signed by the mooters and judges.

The Kent Law Campaign Student Committee would like to thank Fudge Kitchen, Nando’s, Subway and Café du Soleil for their very kind donations and congratulate the Kent Law Temple Society for its fantastic event – hopefully the first of many annual Lecturers’ Moots! 

Blog by Callum Borġ
Photography by Deepan Jaddoo

Freshers’ Quiz

Freshers’ Quiz

On Friday (28th September) the Kent Law Campaign Student Committee hosted a Freshers’ Quiz in Eliot College dining hall for first year law students at the University’s Canterbury campus.

The quiz followed a drinks reception and the Student Committee (along with some very helpful friends!) were out in full force to make sure as many freshers as possible stayed for the quiz.

Around 130 students took part in the quiz, devised by our quiz master YAG’s Daniel Malynn, which tested our knowledge on everything from Sports to the history of Canterbury and the University.

After a number of gruelling rounds, the contest came down to two teams who were tied in 1st place. The result was a tie-break question: “How much money, to the nearest pound, has the Kent Law Campaign raised so far?” Tense moments ensued, particularly as both teams gave the same answer! It became a question of “higher or lower” and (my team, I say with pride and perhaps a little bit of arrogance) Batman came out as the winners and took home a few bottles of wine and some chocolates.

We then drew a raffle with 5 very lucky winners receiving £20 vouchers for Blackwell’s bookshop.

The event was great  fun for all involved, and we managed to raise over £120 for the Campaign.

Blog by Callum Borġ
Photography by Deepan Jaddoo

Lord Justice Goldring Lecture

Inaugural Kent Law School Lecture and alumni networking reception, London

This Wednesday (26th September) the Kent Law Campaign, in association with the Young Alumni Group and Kent Law School, presented the Inaugural Kent Law School London Lecture and alumni networking reception. The event was kindly hosted by 7 Bedford Row Chambers of London.

The event began with a drinks reception, giving guests the opportunity to reminisce with old University friends, and make new friends over a glass of wine.

Prof. Dame Julia M. Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Kent, then introduced the guests to the speaker and indeed the Kent Law Campaign, its purpose and goals.

The distinguished Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Goldring, Senior Presiding Judge of England and Wales whose career at the Bar and on the bench spans over 40 years, provided the lecture entitled “The Judiciary in 20 years time; what changes?” His Lordship’s thorough explanation of how judges are appointed and his views on how we might achieve greater diversity at the bench prompted a number of interesting questions from an audience comprised of academics, alumni, current students and friends of Kent Law School – with Goldring L. J. providing detailed replies to all.

After the lecture, guests were invited to stay for a few drinks – which most, if not all, did – giving members of the Campaign’s committee the opportunity to meet with practising barristers and solicitors with Kent Law School close to their heart, boosting awareness of the campaign and seeking to secure further donations, patrons, help, and advice in how to achieve our goal.

         

All in all, the evening was a resounding success. His Lordship’s lecture proved thought provoking (and even resulted in friendly debates between some!), the drinks receptions reunited old friends and made new ones (who drank us out of house and home), and the Kent Law Campaign received the all-important publicity needed to help us fulfill our fund-raising objective.

We certainly look forward to our next Kent Law Campaign event.

Blog by Callum Borġ
Photography by Deepan Jaddoo