Well it’s been a while since I updated this, and there are various reasons why this is the case. There have been various changes within the department at UWS as the subject leader for the law group, Val Finch retires this week, and the Professor of the department, Angus McAllister has also announced he will be retiring at some point during the upcoming academic year. Law teaching at UWS has been under review for over a year with various changes and proposed changes that I will not bore you with the ins and outs of, but suffice to say there has been an administrative workload that has gone along with this, as would be the case with any departmental review or change.
In terms of my own workload I have been particularly busy as I have been working at the University of Westminster in London three times over the course of the summer months, and have also been appointed as an external examiner for Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen where I’ll have to visit at some point in October. I was also incredibly happy to find out that I was successful with a £5,500 grant application I made to the Higher Education Academy early summer having spent a substantial amount of time putting together a proposal and research plan, and as such will be commencing on a 12 month research project in the next couple of weeks, which I will post more of in an individual blog at some point in the next day or two. I’m glad to say that UWS have been very supportive of my application and also the time that I will need to carry out the necessary work in order to generate the future results.
I am looking forward to the next academic year of work at UWS, even if there are massive departmental changes ahead in terms of both personnel and indeed complete organisational change within the business school as a whole.
For now that’s all I wanted to write; a quick update, there will be some more updates as mentioned over the coming days and weeks.