Cardiff University Law School to provide student drop-in centre

CardiffUniversity’s undergraduate law school has launched a ‘drop-in’ service for new students.

As part of the service, which was launched last month, senior student volunteers will assist with queries or problems that new students may have about the law school, Cardiff or student life in general.

Forty-three students in the school have already volunteered as advisers on the scheme, which will equip them with transferable skills. They will be attending a training course at Cardiff University’s Student Development Unit. Two or three international student advisers may also be available.

The scheme was set up by Richard James, a lecturer and a member of the Teaching, LearningandQuality Committee at Cardiff Law School, in response to a suggestion from students on the staff/student panel. James said: “We hope that the drop-in sessions will be a relaxed and informal way for students to get information and advice.”

The drop-in sessions will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes and students will be able to raise any matter they wish in confidence. Problems or specialised questions will be referred to personal tutors if the student is comfortable for that to be done.