The AHSS Digital Learning Awards took place on Tuesday 31st May. Five initiatives from Law made the shortlist, with two of those winning in their respective categories. Many congratulations to Lauren Dempster and Richard Summerville for winning in the Innovation category for their work with LawPod.
LawPod is a co-curricular platform for active learning and skills development, developing technical skills in production and editing, and building key transferable skills in communication, organisation, research and team-work. Under the direction of Dr Lauren Dempster and Richard Summerville, LawPod has been a trailblazing effort in the faculty, leading the way for other similar projects to come to fruition.
Dr Dempster and Mr Summerville commented;
“LawPod was established by Dr Rachel Killean and Richard Summerville five years ago. We are delighted to have won in the innovation category against such steep competition. Rachel shares this win with us and we are grateful for her continued enthusiasm and support for LawPod.
We want to thank the former Head of School Prof Robin Hickey for the initial championing of the initiative, Prof Joan Loughrey, current head of school and Colette Farrell, School Manager, for their continuing support. We’d also like to mention the support from the Queens Annual Fund which helped us get off the ground. Of course, it wouldn’t happen without the students so thanks to all of the participants over the past 5 years for their wonderful contributions to our growing bank of episodes.”