A huge congratulations to Jason Logendra, a lawyer in Sky’s competition and regulation team, who today ran the Brighton Marathon and raised just under £1400 for ROK! Describing ROK, Jason said: “ROK is a massively important charity. It’s run by a small, passionate team of volunteers that give up their sleep and free time to help.. read more →

On Sunday 15 April, Jason Logendra, senior legal counsel at Sky, will run the Brighton Marathon to raise money for ROK (at the time of this interview, Jason had already raised over £1400!) He tells us about his career to date, why he’s running for ROK and how lyrics from a Misha B freestyle became.. read more →

Earlier this month, the Mayor of London announced the launch of a new £7m programme aimed at attracting more young people – and particularly female and BAME Londoners – into the digital sector. The Digital Talent Programme will offer free industry-approved digital skills training to more than 1,000 young people, including coding, web development, digital.. read more →

Jateen Chohan explains how he went from working in his dad’s kebab takeaway to lead onshore pipeline engineer at consultancy firm Wolsey Parsons, and why it’s important to remember that university isn’t the only route to success. What is your current job title? Lead onshore pipeline engineer at WorleyParsons. What does your job entail on a.. read more →

Edwin Lamptey, Capability Lead (IT Manager) at Schroders Investment Management, tells ROK about his career journey so far and why good role models are key to supporting young BAME people to achieve. What is your current job title? Capability Lead (IT Manager) at Schroders Investment Management. What does your job entail on a day-to-day basis?.. read more →

09 Feb 2018
February 9, 2018

ROK hosts legal talk for UEL students

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The ROK team was excited to return to the University of East London (UEL) for this year’s legal careers talk on Monday 5 February. The event, ‘A Career in law: how to get the competitive edge’, saw a range of legal professionals give their perspective on routes into law. The speakers at the event were:.. read more →

31 Jan 2018
January 31, 2018

ROK hosts first EnROK mentoring session

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The ROK team today ran the first EnROK mentoring session, part of our new partnership with Enfield Council. Held at St. Ignatius College in Enfield, the session started with ROK lead mentor co-ordinator Tee Max and law & anthropology graduate Lade giving an overview of the structure of the mentoring programme. Next up was an.. read more →

The number of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students applying to top universities rose to record highs last year, PA reports. According to equalities data from Ucas, applications from BAME students to ‘higher tariff’ universities – i.e. universities that require the highest A-level grades – increased by 7% between 2016 and 2017. In contrast,.. read more →

ROK is very pleased to have partnered with 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers to offer three mini-pupillages a year to applicants chosen by ROK. A mini-pupillage is a one-week work experience placement with barristers’ chambers – in this case, 1 Garden Court – for those over the age of 18. It provides invaluable insight.. read more →