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Solent University Law School are partnering with Southampton-based charity CLEAR Project, giving an opportunity for students to gain valuable law-based experience in the charity sector, while also providing the charity with extra resources.

16th September 2021
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Director of the Solent Law School, Kevin Rogers says: “This new partnership presents students with a unique opportunity to gain practical experience, as well as supporting the important work that CLEAR Project do within the community.”

The CLEAR Project seeks to improve the quality of life of refugees and asylum seekers by providing free advice and supporting people to access local services.

CLEAR Project Manager, Paul Woodman, says: “I am delighted to have this new partnership with Solent University supporting the work of CLEAR. We have a shared passion for our local community and this help is invaluable partnership to us.

The charity helps people fleeing war torn countries, or escaping persecution and punishment because of their sexual orientation, race, or religious beliefs, as well as young girls avoiding the practice of FGM and those who have been beaten and tortured in their home country.

“Our practical support, advice and English classes help people to make a new start and contribute to our society,” adds Paul. ”We have seen many of our clients go on to lead their lives as teachers, engineers and other vital roles in society. This support will add capacity to our advice team.”

Working closely with the law school, the charity has created new volunteer positions for their students from 2021.

This latest announcement follows the University’s 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. To find out more and discuss your requirements email