Patrick Johnson joins the legislation college’s government board

Patrick Johnson

The College of Regulation (ULaw) has appointed a brand new director of equality, variety and inclusion (EDI).

The position will see Patrick Johnson be a part of the authorized training supplier’s government board, supporting their “key precedence of variety and inclusion”, and can report on to the ULaw’s vice chancellor, Professor Andrea Nollent.

Having spent over 20 years working in greater training, ULaw says Johnson possess a “large breadth of expertise in widening participation initiatives”, in addition to experience in “participating with native communities, teams, employers and academic institutions to assist younger individuals of their journey via training, coaching and employment”.

Johnson has joined ULaw from the College of Manchester, the place he spent the previous 13 years main the Russell Group establishment on areas throughout EDI.

He’s additionally at the moment a commissioner with the Disabled College students’ Fee (DSC), an unbiased group that advises greater training suppliers on bettering assist for disabled college students. He’s additionally the deputy chair of the Equality and Range Advisory Panel for Analysis England.

The 2021 Legal Cheek Law School Most Lists

Commenting on his new position, which from his LinkedIn seems he started in January, Johnson mentioned:

“I’m actually enthusiastic about becoming a member of The College of Regulation at what seems like a pivotal second in its development and growth. In relation to variety and inclusion, I’ve already seen nice work happening throughout varied campuses and I’m wanting ahead to working with colleagues to develop this additional. My hope is that as a worldwide college we are going to paved the way on variety and inclusion within the greater training sector and past.”

ULaw will not be the primary authorized training supplier to nominate a director to its government board that’s answerable for creating and embedding EDI technique. Professor Zoe Radnor, vice-president for technique, planning and EDI at Metropolis, College of London, was appointed in 2018.

Sign up to the Legal Cheek Newsletter