UCL Faculty of Laws


Professor Helen Xanthaki awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

20 September 2017

Helen Xanthaki

Professor Helen Xanthaki, Professor of Law at UCL Faculty of Laws and Director of the International PG Laws Programmes at the University of London, was awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and a Senior Fellowship of UCL Arena on 18 September 2017.

Professor Anthony Smith, UCL Vice-Provost, gave Professor Xanthaki her Senior Fellowship certificate in recognition of her effective high quality teaching and learning support and excellent student learning experience.

UCL Arena commended Professor Xanthaki for clear and convincing evidence of sustained and impactful academic leadership with regard to mentoring and leading an interdisciplinary team on academics, and leading change in a distance-learning programme with large international cohorts; clear evidence of national and international leadership impact in the pedagogy and scholarship of law, particularly in her sub-discipline of legislative drafting; innovative education leadership in legislative drafting at PG, DL and professional levels as well as the first ever Legislative Drafting Clinic; and effective, evidence-informed, student-centred, education leadership that has enabled her to transform the PGLaws DL programme into a vibrant, growing, student-centred programme that has received positive feedback from students and colleagues alike.

Professor Xanthaki said:

‘I am delighted to receive recognition of the great innovations introduced by the PGLaws team to our DL programme. The application of the connected curriculum to our programme offers our 2,500 students from 130 countries a unique opportunity to benefit from the academic excellence of UCL and QMUL academics.

And our focus on the enhancement of the student experience with students as partners in strategic decision-making had led to the recognition of our programme as a leader in legal DL education. I feel privileged to be part of UCL Arena and the Higher Education Academy.’