Masterclass: Crown Court Experience

26 June 2018 16:00 - 19:00

Fusehill Street campus Carlisle CA1 2HH

Crown Court Experience
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A glimpse into the life of a law student at the University of Cumbria.

This is an excellent opportunity to participate in a mock criminal law trial, and experience what it is like to examine or cross-examine a witness. You will also hear from our crown court judges on what the life of a lawyer is all about, the excitement of appearing in court, the challenges faced by a lawyer in court and the art of excellent public speaking. Finally, you will have a short talk on studying this fascinating subject.

Meet some of the highest profile lawyers in the UK who are involved in teaching, coaching and mentoring our students

Award scheme

Students who have applied or who will be applying to study law at the University of Cumbria for the September 2018 intake will be awarded 24 UCAS points upon:

(a) participation at this event on 26 June 2018, and
(b) the completion of a 1000 word reflective/diary entry report on your experience of this event, by 4pm on 5 July 2018. 

If you are interested in applying to us and benefiting from this award, please email Ann Thanaraj, Principal Lecturer in Law: Ann.Thanaraj@cumbria.ac.uk.

Why attend a masterclass?

Our masterclasses are designed to give future students like you a flavour of what it is really like to study at university and hand you all that's needed to successfully step into a degree to kick-start your career. Delivered by a leading member of academic staff, these sessions are suitable for students studying A-levels and other level 3 qualifications.

From our masterclasses, you’ll:

  • Take part in real research
  • Gain an excellent example to give your personal statement the edge
  • Enrich your current studies and explore beyond the boundaries of your current knowledge
  • Sample a subject that ignites your interest and make sure it’s the correct course for you
  • Get a unique chance to push your passion further

Spaces are limited, so if you’re considering a future in law, book now.

How to get here

Driving

The Fusehill Street campus is easily accessible. The postcode for sat navs is CA1 2HH.

Leaving the M6 at junction 43 bear left onto Warwick Road for approximately 1.5 miles before turning left onto Greystone Road. Take the sixth left turn onto Fusehill Street. The campus entrance is on your right hand side.

Parking

Limited free parking is available on campus. Please collect a permit from one of our helpful student ambassadors on the day. Alternative parking is available at Cecil Street Car Park. Click here for directions.

Train

Carlisle railway station is about a ten minute walk from campus. Taxis are readily available outside the railway station.

Cafés and restaurants

If you fancy a coffee or a bite to eat off campus, there are lots of restaurants and cafés located a short stroll into the city centre. Here’s a sample of a few you might like to try:

  • Foxborough Smokehouse restaurant – just round the corner from the Fusehill St campus – meat lover’s paradise and an amazing brunch!
  • Alexandros Greek Restaurant and Deli – light lunches, evening meals or a full-blown meze if you prefer.  Lots of vegetarian options too
  • Thin White Duke – great for a daytime or early evening bite to eat. Popular with our students
  • Old Bank City Pub & Chophouse – good old English classics with a twist and locally-sourced produce
  • Dutch Uncle – great for lunch or evening meals - serving a variety of cocktails and Cumbrian tapas
  • Foxes Café Lounge – located near the cathedral and castle with a laid back arty vibe, popular with our students, also a public art gallery with open mic events
  • John Watt & Son – sample a slice of local history at Carlisle’s oldest traditional coffee shop
  • The Old Engine House – quirky coffee shop just off the main shopping street
  • Stanwix Tandoori – Indian cuisine you have to try – just round the corner from our Brampton Road campus

Entertainment

Carlisle is a vibrant city, with much to see and do, whether it’s history, shopping, sport, eating or outdoor festivals.

  • Carlisle CastleCarlisle Cathedral and Tullie House Museum – all located in the historical quarter of the city. Carlisle Castle has been the most besieged castle in the country and was once home to Mary Queen of Scots who was kept prisoner here
  • Shopping, eating and drinking! Carlisle has a lovely pedestrianised city centre with a main shopping street and undercover shopping centre. You can find so many places to eat and drink, you will be spoiled for choice 
  • Carlisle is host to a number of outdoor festivals and events at the beautiful Bitts Park, Carlisle United football ground and the racecourse. There are lots of famous music artists and bands hosting gigs here and often our students get the opportunity to work on some of these festivals!
  • The Sands Centre – large sports complex with a fantastic sports package deal for our students.  It is located a short walk from Brampton Road campus and is also the main entertainment venue for Carlisle, hosting a multitude of music, performance, theatre and comedy acts
  • Carlisle Fire Show – The biggest and best bonfire and fireworks display in the North!  Not to be missed!

Things to do nearby

  • Carlisle is the City of the Lakes. A 25 minute drive takes you into the northern lake district where you can find the best walks, lakes and attractions
  • Hadrian’s Wall – spanning almost 80 miles coast to coast, Hadrian's Wall is one of the North’s finest Roman attractions with various museums and forts to explore