My experience with the OU has also highlighted the importance of distance learning as a format that provides great opportunities for so many people
I initially signed up for the Master of Laws degree to support my current PhD research into the social, political and ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence technology. I realised that I knew little about the processes for governance and legislation at an international level, and wanted to broaden my knowledge-base in this area. I was drawn to studying for the LLM with the OU because of the distance learning format and the inclusion of a module specifically focused on international law. I completed my undergraduate degree with the OU a number of years before and had a great experience, so I was delighted to have the opportunity to return to study for the LLM.
My experience with the OU has also highlighted the importance of distance learning as a format that provides great opportunities for so many people, and I currently work supporting other distance learners at a large regional Further Education college. In addition, I hold a research post within an interdisciplinary research centre, and also support teaching and learning in a number of Further and Higher Education institutions.
I hope that the knowledge I have gained from the LLM programme will allow me to link up a number of research areas, and contribute to the newly emerging debate around the development and adoption of AI technologies in a global context.
I was delighted (and not a little shocked!) to receive the 'top student' award for W821 Exploring the Boundaries of International Law 2019. I thoroughly enjoyed studying this module, and found the topics covered to be varied, interesting, and really relevant to my areas of interest. I also had great support from my tutor, Dr Paul Stookes, who offered fantastic advice and feedback on my work