HEA Secondment

From the start of August 2011, I will be on a secondment to the Higher Education Academy as the Discipline Lead for Law.  This sees the end of the UK Centre for Legal Education (UKCLE), the subject centre based at the University of Warwick, which was supported by HEA funding.

In more than 10 years of innovation in legal education, UKCLE has:

  • provided over 158 events
  • published 33 publications
  • funded over 45 projects
  • kept over 1,100 contacts up to date
  • published more than 1,000 web pages
  • created over 380 web resources
  • received funding worth over £4,800,000
  • attended over 320 events

I was the UKCLE Scotland Consultant until the Centre closed and I will be taking forward many of the initiatives and projects which the Centre started, as well as promoting the HEA priorities across the UK for legal education.

The UKCLE website remains as an archived site, with many of the resources now transferred to the HEA’s bank of law resources, which can be searched in-depth by subject or thematic areas:

  • Assessment and feedback
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Flexibly learning
  • Employability
  • Internationalisation
  • Retention and success
  • Reward and recognition

The twitter account for @hea_ukcle has been renamed and will continue as @hea_law with the regular tweets including the #FollowFriday and #WebWednesday regular entries.  I should also point out the excellent review of the earlier @hea_ukcle account compiled by @annindk at her Danegeld blog.

Anyone wishing to get in touch can do so with the usual GCU  email and phone numbers, or via the HEA as detailed on their website.