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Kate Ritchie

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For the last five years I have tutored on W100 (Rules, Rights and Justice: an Introduction to Law) which serves as a foundation course for the law degree. For the last two years I have also tutored on the Openings course, Starting with Law (Y166). Prior to tutoring for The Open University, I taught GCSE law at a local adult education college, lectured on the postgraduate Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London and before that I was a solicitor in London, specialising in corporate and commercial law.

My experiences have been pretty varied therefore and I hope have equipped me to support a diverse range of students. Support is offered through face to face tuition, in some cases, or by email, phone and through correspondence tuition.

I have found my role within The Open University incredibly rewarding – there is nothing better than seeing students grow in confidence as they acquire new skills and knowledge, sometimes defying the scepticism of family and friends. By the same token it can be very frustrating when a student’s hard work is thwarted by some life event – a couple of years ago I had four phone calls in a week from students who had to pull out just before the end of a course for reasons completely beyond their control. However, despite these challenges, I am frequently amazed and encouraged by their resilience and determination and feel privileged to be involved in their study paths.

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Nov 26

Making international law work for women post-conflict: new voices

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 09:00 to Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 17:00

Amnesty International, Human Rights Action Centre, London

Contact: Dr Olga Jurasz

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