The University of Law celebrates students’ resilience following online success

19 June 2020 | News | Laura Gallagher

In March this year, The University of Law (ULaw) transferred the delivery of its classes from face-to-face to online streaming, a decision made in the interests of the health, safety and wellbeing of the ULaw community. 

As lockdown came into force, ULaw was able to utilise its existing team of online education experts to quickly and successfully transfer the delivery of its classes from face-to-face to online streaming. 

As well as teaching, all scheduled events and open days have also been transferred to online streaming sessions with great success. In fact, the University’s virtual events have attracted over 7,000 registrations since lockdown began. 

Looking at these numbers further, a recent Postgraduate lecture discussing the future skills of lawyers saw a huge 979 registrations from students, an undergraduate twilight lecture that looked into self-defence against reasonable force attracted 578 registrations, an undergraduate law open day held on Thursday 14th May attracted 558 registrations, and the undergraduate virtual Higher Education Experience Day held on 20th May saw 476 registrations.

As ULaw continues its virtual support for current and prospective students, there are more events in the pipeline, including a financial crisis lecture and Q&A with tutor and former Magic Circle solicitor, Emily Roach, on 3rd June and a corporate governance lecture discussing current issues within the specialist areas of law covered by the University’s LLMs, on 16th June. 

Virtual open days are also available across June, July and August for those interested in studying Undergraduate, MA, GDL, BPC and LPC courses at the university.

Elisabetta Ceragioli, Deputy CEO of ULaw, commented: “We are facing uncertain times at the moment and we understand this can be a worrying time for students, and those looking to study with us in the future. This is why we have placed all of our efforts into moving our planned events online.

“Pre-lockdown, we had seen great success with our online courses, which meant that we had all the expertise needed to ensure the transition was as smooth as possible for our students and faculty. Interest in our online events has been phenomenal, attracting students from all over the world and proving to us how engaged students are in pursuing their future educational goals in spite of the challenging circumstances.”

To find out more about ULaw’s online events and to register your interest, please visit www.law.ac.uk/events/

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