We are looking forward to welcoming you to the School of Law, Criminology & Policing. Before you join us on your LLM Artificial Intelligence, Digital and Cyber Law programme, we have gathered together a range of course related activities to help you feel prepared for your university studies. These include suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Open the links below to find out more:
You’ll be given lots of information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies in September. We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. But if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library or access online, we suggest:
- I J Lloyd (2020) Information Technology Law (9th Edition) Oxford University Press
- Biggam, J., (2017), Succeeding with your Master’s Dissertation: a step-by-step Handbook, London: Open University Press
- International Cyber Law in Practice: Interactive Toolkit
- Information Commissioner Office
- National Crime Agency
Things to do now
There are several things you can do to start to prepare for your studies over the summer.
Join our community
Follow our School and our student societies on social media so that you can start connecting with your colleagues and chat to current students about their experiences.
Connect with us on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site with over 610 million members worldwide. It is very useful for networking and securing opportunities.
Find advice on creating a LinkedIn profile.
Once you have created your profile, join our School group and connect with your lecturers and your colleagues, along with employers as you progress through your degree so that you gradually build your network.
Prepare for your academic studies
- Keep up-to-date with global news on the topic of the programme, check out relevant section of good quality newspapers and BBC World Service
Think of your future
Beginning your degree is the first step on your career journey and it is never too early to start thinking about your future career. Within our School we have a dedicated careers advisor – Emma Bonati – who is on hand to help you with all things career related. Emma and the Careers Team can assist with matters such as: developing a CV, writing a job application, securing part-time work etc.
Before you join us in September, start to get familiar with the Edge Hill Careers Team. You can also follow them on socials for regular updates: @ehucareers
Think about volunteering
Volunteering is a valuable way to not only achieve personal development but also to build transferable and specific skills sought by employers. Find more advice on volunteering.
If you are unsure of where your degree can take you – don’t worry. Your Personal Tutor, lecturers, the Careers Team and the Work Placements Team are all here to offer advice and support to help you on your journey and throughout your studies. You will be invited to numerous workshops, panel events and careers fairs where you can interact with employers, build connections and learn about possible career pathways.