A welcoming return to our students on campus!

We have come to the end of our first week of teaching for this year, welcoming students back to campus for many months!

Taking a blended approach to our delivery this semester, students have returned to campus for all seminars and workshop style sessions, enabling interactive and practical teaching and learning activities to re-commence.

We have also welcomed our new Level 4 students with induction week activities settling them into the University and course last week.  During induction week, we heard about students’ personal interests and hobbies to consider how they relate to legal issues, as well as undertaking a data task which enabled students to produce posters outlining the key aspects of the identity of the course cohort.  Moving into an immersive study skills week, this week has focused the Level 4 students’ attention on key principles of law, including sources of law and how to locate them.

And ensuring we start the year as we mean to go on, on Wednesday Pete from Vox Coaching provided two interactive workshops on how to present, interview and communicate. These sessions were invaluable in terms of general employability and personal development, but also highly relevant to the students’ studies as they will be required to undertake various presentations and practical activities throughout their law degree.  Working with our Level 4 students in the morning, key areas considered were how to use your posture and gestures to enhance your communication and tips for projection and clear articulation.  In the afternoon, our Law Clinic students and some other Level 5 & 6 students had the opportunity to consider how to recognise and manage authority and status in order to engage and communicate effectively with different audiences.

It’s Friday of Week 1 and the weekend will be very welcome after a busy first week!

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