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Introductory Session for new Bar Course students (I)

Tuesday 29th of September 2020 18:00


Online via Zoom (joining link will be circulated via email)
This event is a Qualifying Session and is worth 1 point


Ethics, Standards, and ValuesEquality, Diversity and InclusionPreparation for Pupillage, Career Development and Wellbeing


18:00 - 20:00

Ensure that you have joined before the QS is due to start.

Dress code

Smart Casual
Online registration has ended for this event

Event Details

[Bookings will open at 10:00 on Wednesday 23 September]

This session will provide an introduction to the Inn; the student services available; some practical information on QS and Call; plus, a taste of the Inn's history. The session will begin with a welcome address from Master Treasurer, Sir Brian Leveson, and a Middle Temple history talk from Master John Mitchell. You will then hear from Guy Tinsley, a recent BTC student, about his experience of the Bar Course; the outgoing president of the Students’ Association, Camila Ferraro, and a Master of the Bench, Bernard Richmond QC.

The Inn will be running 3 introductory sessions across 3 days. You are only permitted to attend the introductory session once.  If you book this event having already attended a previous session your booking will be cancelled by the Education Department. If you book onto more than one of these sessions, all but one of your bookings will be cancelled by the Education Department.


This event is for members only.

Qualifying Session Details

Click here to see details of the QS Requirements and how to be credited with the QS for this session

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand they are now part of a professional community
  2. Understand the ethical implications of that
  3. Recognise the Inn as the professional home for all its members, regardless of background
  4. Identify salient ways to make the most of their time on the Bar Course.
  5. Describe the advice provided on how to prepare for a career at the Bar.

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

This session will not only introduce students to the life and history of the Inn, but it will also give practical advice on how to prepare for a career at the bar and the relationship of Middle Temple with its students and the wider legal community.

Click here to view the BSB's Professional Statement

Data Protection & Photography

Please be aware that photography, audio and video recording may take place at our events. These may be used for promotional purposes by the Inn, including in printed publications, on our website, and on our social media accounts. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken or to have images of you used, please alert the EducationTeam at the start of the event. We are unable to guarantee that you will not be included in the background of photographs that are being taken. Contact: 020 7427 4800,

All personal data that the Inn stores and processes is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Inn’s Data Protection Policy. You can ask the Inn to stop using your images at any time, or request to see the personal data that the Inn holds on you. For more information please visit the Data Protection page

Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.