On Monday 16th September 2019 2 University of Reading LLB students presented at a conference at the University of Surrey – “Towards Meaningful Partnerships“.
Finalist Krissy Hiu co-presented with Amanda Millmore about the staff-student partnership they were involved in to embed employability skills into a module, with a group of Law students collaborating with academics Dr. Annika Newnham and Amanda Millmore to design the assessments. She follows in the footsteps of her fellow undergraduate students who have presented this project at other conferences; Tom Fuller and Megan Bennett presented the project to the SEDA Conference in Belfast in May, whilst Jess Davies co-presented with Amanda at the Advance HE Teaching & Learning conference in Newcastle in July. The new module that they designed collaboratively (Children, Families and the State) will be running for final year Law students for the first time this autumn.
Meanwhile school rep and finalist Will Page presented the “Life Tools for Law Students” project at the University of Surrey along with Alicia Pena Bizama from the Student Wellbeing Service who runs the Life Tools programme and Amanda Millmore (School Director of Academic Tutoring). Will wanted to improve the wellbeing of his fellow students during his time as school rep in the School of Law and so collaborated with Alicia who runs the Life Tools programme university-wide and Amanda to develop a Law School version of the programme designed specifically to support the Law students and run within the School of Law. Life Tools for Law Students will be running again in 2019/20 for all Law students, alongside the university-wide programme, following the success of last year’s pilot.