University scholarship for pupils hoping to study law

Background to CMS

CMS is the 6th largest law firm in the world and has recently been named in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.  As well as supporting students in their university applications, our Law Scholarships offer students a chance to develop a relationship with us and start their journey into the legal profession. We hope a CMS Law Scholarship is a great opportunity for a school pupil hoping to go on to study law.

Who can apply?

We are looking for two S5 or S6 state school pupils, hoping to go on to study law, to become our next CMS Law Scholarships winners for Scotland. The winners will receive £2,500 per year, for each year of their law degree, together with mentoring support and paid work experience with the firm. This is now our fifth year of awarding the bursary in Scotland and previous winners have gone on to study law at Aberdeen, Glasgow and Strathclyde.

How do pupils apply?

To enter the competition, we ask for a short essay and application form, which is to submitted by Wednesday 26 June 2019. You can find full details of the CMS Law Scholarships and how to apply on our website. A copy of our Rules for the competition in Scotland is below.

You will see that there are certain financial and academic criteria to be met in the competition – we will be happy to receive queries from pupils to confirm their eligibility, if they are unsure about this.

Evaluating Learning and Teaching – Student Feedback from S4-S6

As part of our own going self-evaluation programme, we ask students to give feedback on what you think about your experience. This allows us to identify strengths and areas for improvement and to plan for next session.

Please could all S4-S6 complete the survey by clicking on the link below. S1-S3 will complete this survey in Learning, Thinking and Studying Skills class time over the next few weeks.

Your opinions are important to us so we would like to get feedback from as many of you as possible before exam leave.

Learner Survey 2019 – https://forms.gle/hcNCmoBknkJuDRjy9

 

Global Day of Action on Climate Change

We understand that some young people attending East Lothian schools may wish to take part in the Global Day of Action on Climate Change tomorrow, which includes a rally in Glasgow. We want to  support our young people as global citizens to have their voice and to be able to express their views on important matters such as climate change. The safety and wellbeing of our young people is of paramount importance to us. We would therefore ask that any young person who wishes to attend this event first discusses it with their parent or carer before notifying the school of the intention to be absent for this event.  Given that the young person will not be on school premises at this time, and therefore not the responsibility of school staff,  they will be marked as having had an unauthorised absence. Please note that an unauthorised absence will have implications for payment of the Education Maintenance Allowance for this day.