Launch: BSN Grassroots – Unlocking potential for career success

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BSN is pleased to announce the launch of the BSN Grassroots Programme in partnership with Linklaters (Headline Sponsor), The University of Manchester (Headline Sponsor), The Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Bristol Law School and The University of Salford. Thanks to the Programme’s sponsors for their support and partnership on this Programme.

BSN Grassroots is the core student offering of the Black Solicitors Network.  Structured across the course of an academic year, the Grassroots Programme encompasses a series of careers and skills workshops delivered by experts and legal professionals and is designed to upskill participants. The Programme is designed to level the playing field and increase equality of access into the legal profession by assisting students from Black and non-traditional backgrounds to access a career in law.

The cohort will take part in the following careers and skills workshops:


  • Application Writing and Psychometric Tests
  • Interviewing Skills and Commercial Awareness
  • Networking and Professional Reputation Management


  • Negotiation
  • Legal Drafting
  • Advocacy

The Grassroots Programme is open to students at any of the Programme’s four sponsor universities (University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Bristol and University of Salford). Read the full eligibility and apply here by Monday 5 July 2021: https://bsngrassroots.co.uk/apply/

If you have any questions about the Programme, contact us at grassroots@blacksolicitorsnetwork.org

Visit the Grassroots website to learn more: https://bsngrassroots.co.uk/