Gillian Hutchens

University Teacher and Law Clinic Coordinator


"Having worked as a solicitor in private practice for 20 years, I took a voluntary redundancy opportunity route to 'early retirement' when I was 55. Within a few months I was ready to get back in to work and this was when I became aware of an opportunity at the University to work in the FreeLaw clinic, supervising law students in a clinical legal education setting.

I have been here for 10 years now and I thoroughly enjoy working at the University. It has been fantastic to have this opportunity for a career change so late in my working life, and working with young people is both inspirational and rewarding. My transition into teaching has been supported by some amazing colleagues. I work in a great team which was recognised this year by being highly commended for the 2022 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Learning and Teaching in Collaborative Activities. The university is a great place to work where your efforts are supported and your achievements rewarded."

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