A new partnership between Solent Law School and the Rose Road Association will benefit both students and the Southampton-based charity.
Actively looking to bridge the gap between education and industry, the scheme will provide an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience of working within the charity sector, while also providing the charity with extra resources.
Juno Hollyhock, CEO of the Rose Road Association said: “ I am delighted that we are able to work with Solent Law School to provide these learning opportunities in a way that will help us to meet the needs of the families that we support.”
Working closely with the law school, the charity has created new volunteer positions for their students from September 2021. Students will be placed within the Family Services team which provides impartial information, advice and guidance to families of children with disabilities.
Director of the Solent Law School, Kevin Rogers says: “This new partnership presents students with a unique opportunity to gain practical experience, and transferable skills for their future professional career.”
This latest announcement follows publication of the University’s 2025 Strategy which includes a pledge to increase its partnerships with local businesses and organisations to maximise its value to the wider society.
Solent Law School is keen to partner with more local client-facing advice organisations interested in working with law students who, in turn, would be able to support their activities.