Dylan Levy – Queen Mary University of London, LLM Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Dylan Levy heads the BeComAware Student Ambassador Team.
“Most students upon entering university have no idea what commercial awareness is and how important it is when applying for a majority of graduate jobs.
Commercial awareness is more than just being business minded. It is about understanding how different markets work and how the world (people) revolve around this.
With BeComAware students will get the opportunity to develop a critical skill.”Dylan Levy
Nia Mathews – University of Exeter, LLB Law
“Commercial awareness means staying consistently updated on the current events and developments in both the commercial and business sectors. Ultimately, it involves exploring how changes in the business, financial and commercial markets will impact on the world, ranging from international legal firms to individual clients.
BeComAware is an innovative online platform that effectively allows individuals to drastically expand and grow their commercial knowledge and skills through a variety of opportunities that are easily digestible and excellently delivered!
After initially hearing the term ‘commercial awareness’ when I began my legal studies last September, it was clearly evident that, although educational institutions encourage students to improve their commercial awareness, the vast majority are simply unaware as to its exact meaning and how it can be used to benefit them.
Consequently, I believe that BeComAware could add inexplicable value for students, allowing them to easily understand the commercial language needed to truly immerse themselves within the business and commercial world, as well as being able to brilliantly develop their skills in commercial awareness which are frequently sought after by future employers!”Nia Mathews
Kareena Punj – Keele University, LLB Law with German Competency
“BeComAware offers a bespoke approach to commercial awareness for students who wish to develop this integral skill as aspiring commercial solicitors. It is an e-learning hub and educational platform, which is modern and easy to access for all students.
Commercial awareness is more than just keeping with the current business affairs and following the news, and BeComAware highlight this. They focus on a ‘content approach’ which provides students with an easy to learn but extremely effective commercial toolkit. It will allow students to form an awareness of the business world, allowing them to form their own opinions on commercial events.
Students tend to learn best in various ways and BeComAware caters for this with bootcamps, courses, exams, quizzes, news round-ups, and workshops, therefore every student can benefit in many ways from this e-learning hub.”Kareena Punj
Kiran Banerjee – University of Warwick, LLB Law
“Commercial awareness is having a knowledge of events within the business world whilst simultaneously being able to critically examine those events in the context of an economic, political and legal perspective.
BeComAware is a platform that will help individuals to digest complex commercial stories by simplifying the language and explaining it in understandable and bitesize chunks. It also provides opinions regarding the implications of commercial events that will encourage students to think for themselves about the consequences of geopolitical issues.”Kiran Banerjee
Callum Hume – University of Exeter, LLB Law
“Commercial awareness, in my opinion, boils down to one’s understanding of what the current developments are in the commercial and business sector. Furthermore, how and why these developments influence the relevant sector, and how these developments can be taken on board for improvement and further understanding, both in business and personal matters.
BeComAware endeavours to raise awareness on the cardinal concept of commercial awareness. BeComAware will portray the importance of commercial awareness, assisting students who wish to broaden their understanding on the matter. In turn, this newly refined understanding of commercial awareness will significantly enhance one’s employability prospects in the business and commercial world.”Callum Hume
Louise O’Connor – University of Liverpool, LLB Law with a year abroad
“I feel like BeComAware is very engaging for students like me who struggle to understand the concept of commercial awareness fully. Being told to keep up with “current affairs” can be difficult whilst you are trying to juggle a range of other priorities.
I wish I heard about BeComAware sooner. Competitions, podcasts and awards which are especially provided would be very valuable to students as it creates a more stimulating understanding that is fun and engaging!
These facilitate discussions on how commercial awareness can be applied to solve real-world problems. Also, it will help students built confidence and grow throughout their studies and future legal/non-legal career.”Louise O’Connor
Dilyana Ilieva – University of Bristol, LLB Law
“Commercial awareness is an understanding of the business world, how companies operate and their incentive systems. It is also analysing consumers behaviour which is an important factor in driving and determining business trends.
eComAware is an educational platform which teaches commercial awareness in an accessible and innovative way. Become aware helps you learn the basics of commercial awareness through bitesized posts and jargon boosters. It gives you the skills to confidently analyse commercial trends.”Dilyana Ilieva
Katie Price – University of Essex, LLB Law
“Commercial awareness is more than simply obtaining knowledge of business and legal developments within society- it is establishing a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of business within the wider global market, and the implications that such developments accrue in meeting the needs of clients. Commercial awareness is not something that can be taught overnight, but an important skill set that requires embedding activities, such as listening to the Commercial Awareness podcast, reading the Financial Times and getting involved in topical debates, into your everyday routine.
BeComAware is an invaluable platform that provides students with the tools to navigate and advance their commercial awareness, through a plethora of workshops, insights and webinars- enabling them to enhance their applications, formulate opinions and not merely muddle through, but thrive in commercial based environments. Through such means, BeComAware provides students with a genuine understanding of commercial awareness and resultantly transfers ‘Commercial Awareness’ from an unfamiliar concept to a critical and amplified skill.”Katie Price
Kaosarat Osobemekun – University of Sheffield, LLB Law (International & European)
“Commercial awareness is needed in not just the legal world but for general day to day life. commercial awareness allows me to understand deeply what is happening in the legal field, it allows be to be aware of what the next big move will be in the commercial future, being aware of this can enables to be on top of everything, additionally it enables me to understand how quick the legal world is moving and how I could change and improve that. Commercial awareness means that I can acknowledge what business or firms are investing into certain projects and future plans, such as the recent developments of linklaters acquisition of one link, web help. This shows how firms are starting to push their interest into technology, and this could be due to the current events in the world, this is what I believe commercial awareness is, being up to update and understanding the importance of the changes in the commercial world.
BeComAware, makes it easier for lawyers, firms and students to obtain easy access to the developments in the commercial world, it breaks downs the harshness and searching and allows people to understand the commercial world. Additionally BeComAware does an amazing job on helping students understand terms used in commercial law such as there recent article on “what is a break clause?Jargon Buster” these articles show how BeComAware are an amazing company that help enhance prospective students and lawyers skills surrounding commercial awareness, which is effective because it is a skill all lawyers should have.”Kaosarat Osobemekun
Angela Lu – King’s College London, LLB Law
“BeComAware is a resources hub that is specially designed for students who would like to grasp the concept of ‘commercial awareness’. It does not simply summarise or paraphrase news and headlines that contain commercial jargons, the content on BeComAware is very structured, ranging from business trends, news, terms definitions, interview techniques to quizzes, that would provide a solid and comprehensive foundation for learning commercial-related knowledge and develop students’ critical thinking skills.
Eventually, BeComAware adds value to students as it supports their habits using the commercial language and knowledge as well as their abilities to be confident of their ‘commercial awareness’ as they enter the commercial workplace.”Angela Lu
Victoria Wilson – Keele University, LLB Law
Victoria Wilson has been a valued Student Ambassador for a second year rolling. Victoria has produced high quality and consistent commercial awareness content for the BeComAware platform. Victoria has also initiated various projects for the platform and contributed ideas to expand BeComAware.
“Commercial awareness to me, is learning about and staying updated about events which are happening in the world and being able to discuss and evaluate the significance the news story has on a particular industry.
BeComAware is a platform to help students have easy access to resources which can improve their commercial awareness, to aid them in the future.”Victoria Wilson
Harleen Kaur Dhillon- University of York, LLB Law
Harleen Kaur has been a valued Student Ambassador for a second year rolling. Harleen has produced excellent commercial awareness content for BeComAware members for the website, e-newsletters and social media.
“Commercial awareness is an important element in understanding how businesses work and function, however this is not just restricted to businesses. I understand that commercial awareness is so important within the legal market, especially in understanding a client’s needs. To me, commercial awareness is integral to not only developing within a profession, but also as an individual; it provides you with a different outlook on the world and is intellectually stimulating to learn more about the mechanisms behind a business.
BeComAware is a learning platform which breaks down ‘commercial awareness’ into easy, more accessible and engaging segments for students. Through teaching, BeComAware provides guidance for students on how to advance their commercial awareness and feel confident when applying for jobs or opportunities. Offering resources and educating students first-hand will provide a foundation in which students can start to expand their commercial knowledge and apply it appropriately in situations. BeComAware will also equip individuals to engage with the content externally, whether this is in recruitment, education or in their personal development.”Harleen Kaur