ED BRAM ACTIVITIES

The student experience at The Edward Bramley Law Society includes a diverse range of cultures, curricula, and extracurricular activities. We offer many options for our students to choose from, making them directly involved in designing their own educational path which meets the high standards of our curriculum requirements. There’s so much for students to do and experience here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

CAREERS

SOCIALS

MOOTING

WELLBEING

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Here at Ed Bram, we try to bring our members the best possible opportunities so that they are able to advance their careers in preparation for graduation. From firm-hosted drinks receptions through to LinkedIn advice sessions we hope we can be on hand to help you through the foundations of your career.

We work tirelessly to provide members with opportunities hosted throughout the year. These are usually posted on our Facebook group, but will also be available on our website to look at. Our careers social at the beginning of the year was a huge success and we hope everyone had an amazing time! If you missed out don't worry we have plenty more events to come! Also dont miss our employability handbook, kindly sponsored this year by Womble Bond Dickson, Burges Salmon and the University of Law. The Handbook contains links, resources and tips for what you should be doing currently and for the years ahead no matter at what stage you are in your academic studies and what path you want to take after you graduate. It also contains examples of CVs and cover letters for any applications you may make!

If you are a firm looking for involvement within the society or a student wanting to find out more about their prospects, feel free to contact our dedicated careers officer Cheryl Lee (clee43@sheffield.ac.uk) who will be happy to help.

SOCIALS

Bi-Annual Balls

Each year we host two gorgeous events, The Winter Ball and The Summer Ball.
The winter and summer balls are hailed the highlights of law students social calendars, attended by students and staff alike. Every ball has a theme and our most recent include – The Big Apple, Alice in Wonderland and The Great Gatsby! Enjoy a glass from the champagne fountain, pose for snaps in our Photo Booth and dance the night away with hundreds of your course mates!

Members receive a huge discount on their ball ticket, and also priority access ticket sales. The balls sell out every year, so this is a great benefit to have!

Trips Abroad

Our trips abroad sell out fast every single year and there’s good reason why. The trip abroad is an unbelievably fun 4 day holiday in Europe with your course mates and members of the Ed Bram committee.

We always research to ensure the city we visit is student budget friendly with lots of things to do, and keep the cost of the trip as low as physically possible! Not only do we arrange your flight, hostel and transport to the airport, but our social secretaries also plan great activities for you to enjoy during the day and evening should you wish!

In 2018/19 we went to the wonderful destination of Amsterdam! – We hope everyone who came had as much fun as we did!

The trip abroad for 2019/20 was expected to be to Lisbon. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this unfortunately had to be cancelled, however for 2021/22 we will be having an even bigger trip to make up for this lost term! We are incredibly excited about this and hope that our members are too! Watch out on our Facebook page for details as to how to reserve your place on what is sure to be a fun packed 4 days with your favourite committee.

Regular Socials

Work hard, play hard.

Law can be a demanding degree so Ed Bram socials are the perfect excuse to put down your books, get together with your course mates and have a good time.

Edward Bramley is sponsored by the cocktail gods, Vodka Revolution, so all members of Ed Bram receive a 2-4-1 card for drinks and food!

Keep an eye out on the Upcoming Events page for our next social!

This year our Balls, socials and trip abroad will be organised by the amazing team of Will Jones, Rhianna Turner and Katelyn Groenewald. For more information about socials please request to join the Edward Bramley Law Society group on Facebook once you are a member, follow our Instagram (@edbramlawsoc) or email lawsociety@sheffield.ac.uk for information about upcoming socials

 
 

sports

Sports are an important part of The Edward Bramley Law Society, and we actively encourage our members to get involved and join our teams! We work very hard to provide a diverse range of activities and give members what they what.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we were able to subsidise our updated netball dress so it has been much more accessible for everyone to feel part of the netball club. This year we also produced a match performance top for the boys on the team.

This year our sports teams have been incredibly successful, with teams entered in a number of leagues. In football we are top of the Friday 6-a-side league, and in contention for the top spot in the Monday 6-a-side league, and the Saturday 11-a-side league. With the netball teams doine eqaully as well, consistently winning matches in both leagues;  in the Intra Mural League- we won our last match of the semester 27-7!

This year, we increased our presence by creating a Law Sports Instagram page (@sheffieldlawsport) and hosting regular socials alongside Law FC which has been a great opportunity for club members to get to know each other better and improve their teamwork on- and-off court; we will certainly be continuing these socials in 2021/22.

If you have any questions or would like make a suggestion please email our fantastic Sports Secretaries Olivia Hill (ohill4@sheffield.ac.uk), Lucy Morgan (lfmorgan1@sheffield.ac.uk) or Ben Harrison (bmjharrison1@sheffield.ac.uk) who will do their best to help you out!

 

MOOTING

Edward Bramley has established a prestigious mooting reputation – in 2016, we were crowned the ‘Best at Mooting Activities’ in the UK by Law Careers.Net Student Law Society Awards!

The Bar Division Team this year consists of our president, Amelia Fragola-Hunt, Activities Secretaries, Lucho Hadzhigenov and Ewa Wawrzyńska, and Mooting Secretaries Mia Frisby and Raza Ali. If you have any questions, feel free to drop them an email.

Following the Novice Moot, in November we held our Negotiating competition and Client interviewing competition. We opened these up to ULAW students and they were hugely successful. Turning to semester two, we have our internal moot, plea in mitigation and bail application competition coming up. These are very popular competitions. The plea in mitigation and bail application finals will be judged by a Crown Court judge, so this is a great opportunity to gain some first hand experience of advocacy in front of real judges. We will also be advertising a range of external mooting competitions. At the end of January we sent a team to represent the University in the OUP Moot. The Kent Mooting Triathlon is also a competition which we are gathering a team to represent the University. This is aimed at supporting students from non traditional backgrounds and the range of prizes available offer students invaluable experience to put on their CV. Keep up to date with our Facebook and Instagram pages to ensure you don’t miss out on any posts regarding these.

 
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WELLBEING

As one of the largest student societies at The University of Sheffield, we feel it is our duty to look after the wellbeing of our members. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we placed a special emphasis on mental health. As part of this, we trained our Vice President (Alice) as a registered ‘Mental Health First Aider’. From this, Alice set up a specific wellbeing email service, where members could get in touch for reassurance, a friendly and non judgemental chat and response when feeling vulnerable or experiencing poor mental wellbeing. We are really proud to offer this service, and whilst we emphasised that it does not replace therapy or crisis lines, it provides members with additional support during a particularly difficult period.

A new introduction this academic year was also our ‘Edward Bramley Families’ scheme. Here, existing students were given the opportunity to become ‘parents’ to a small number of first year students. This scheme acted as an informal way of mentoring, focusing on the pastoral side of university life, rather than the academic. Group chats were set up for each family, where they could keep in touch, ensuring that the first years had settled into university well, giving general advice, and meeting up where restrictions allowed. This initiative proved popular - we had 46 ‘parents’ sign up to form a family with 90+ first year students.