Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor of Law appointed senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Friday, 30 September 2016

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Professor of Law at Oxford Brookes University, Peter Edge, has recently been appointed as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

The Higher Education Academy is the national body charged with improving teaching quality in universities and for obtaining teacher qualifications at a university level.

Professor Edge’s senior fellowship is in recognition of his team work in promoting skills in the Law degree. When asked about the philosophy behind it Professor Edge said: “We aim to help our students think like lawyers, not just to understand the law. This is an integral part of the law degree at Brookes.”

Having been at Brookes since 1999, Professor Edge’s main research focuses on law and religion, with some work on small jurisdictions.

He has recently transferred his Religion and Law module online, which utilises lecture capture and synchronous chat rooms. Professor Edge highlighted the usefulness of using new technology to run modules saying: “You have students who have caring responsibilities, part-time jobs or one stray module they need to complete to get their degree. This is a flexible way of allowing them to continue their studies in order for them to succeed.”     

When asked about his experience at Brookes, Professor Edge said: “There’s always a willingness to see what will work better. They’ve always supported me in developing the linkage between my research and my teaching.”

Find out more about Peter Edge’s research on his staff page.