National Law Students Forum 2011: Introduction

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Slides for the presentation given by Sefton Bloxham (UKCLE) at the National Law Students Forum event on on 22 June 2011.

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National Law Students Forum 2011: Introduction

  1. 1. National Law Students Forum 2011 Birmingham WELCOME Sefton Bloxham
  2. 2. Pilot National Law Students Forum Manchester 2010 <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>· improve the way students engage with the Staff Student Consultative procedure </li></ul><ul><li>· promote more effective representation of student views within their law schools </li></ul><ul><li>· demonstrate examples of good teaching practice, including skills development </li></ul><ul><li>· establish an organisational framework for a future National Law Student Forum </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pilot National Law Students Forum Manchester 2010 <ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>the importance and value of sharing examples of good practice </li></ul><ul><li>the value of informal, as well as formal, communications with staff </li></ul><ul><li>importance of developing good communications skills </li></ul><ul><li>concerns about feedback on coursework </li></ul><ul><li>the value of skills based, and career orientated, teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>the value of peer mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>desirability of setting up a network for law students </li></ul>
  4. 4. Steering Group <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>David Bannister (Anglia Ruskin), John Bell (De Montfort), Felicia Kyrk </li></ul><ul><li>(SOAS), Daniella Mandel (Nottingham Trent), Jeanette Mooney (MMU), </li></ul><ul><li>Ellie Yates (Coventry) </li></ul><ul><li>Tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Sefton Bloxham (UKCLE), Michael Bromby (Glasgow Caledonian), </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Easton (MMU), Ben Fitzpatrick (York), Rebecca Huxley-Binns </li></ul><ul><li>(Nottingham Trent), Catherine Little (MMU), Patricia McKellar (London), </li></ul><ul><li>Zoe Swan (Brighton) </li></ul>
  5. 5. National Law Students Forum Birmingham 2011 <ul><li>Content informed by feedback from pilot event in Manchester </li></ul><ul><li>Planning by steering group </li></ul><ul><li>Organised & funded by UKCLE </li></ul><ul><li>More “student-orientated” sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Greater focus on future of National Law Students Forum </li></ul>
  6. 6. Future of National Law Students Forum <ul><li>Objectives ??? </li></ul><ul><li>UKCLE closure – July 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>New steering group – current ++ ? </li></ul><ul><li>Membership ??? – LLB, LLM, GDL/LPC, Legal Execs, JLD </li></ul><ul><li>Communications – JISC mail list? Facebook? Twitter? Other? </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative funding – Law Schools? Publishers? ALT? BILETA? </li></ul><ul><li>Activities - Annual Conference? Day/half day workshops/ Online profile? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>ENGAGEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>EMPOWERMENT </li></ul><ul><li>ENJOYMENT! </li></ul>

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