The University of Law appoints former Gateley Plc Managing Partner in the East Midlands as Dean of new Nottingham campus

13 June 2019

The University of Law (ULaw), the UK’s largest provider of specialist legal education, has announced the appointment of Andy Matthews as Dean for its new Nottingham campus.

Formerly holding the role of Managing Partner of Gateley Plc in the East Midlands, Andy brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and business acumen from across the legal sector. Having spent his entire working life in the East Midlands, Andy is a well-known and highly respected figure in the region; a quality that will support ULaw’s ambition to grow strong links between the new Nottingham campus and nearby firms and businesses.

The launch of the Nottingham campus marks the ninth campus for ULaw in the UK. Located at One Royal Standard Place, it will officially open for teaching and welcome its first students in September 2019.

Mr Matthews said: “I am delighted to have joined ULaw. The teaching, training and record on future employability at ULaw is exceptional. The opening in Nottingham is very good news for the East Midlands as a whole and I am looking forward to welcoming our first cohort of students this September. I, and everyone working at the campus, will be working extremely hard to make sure it becomes a vital and successful part of the region’s professional and business life.“

Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice Chancellor and CEO at The University of Law, said: “Our vision for the new campus in Nottingham is to establish a legal and tech hub, with strong links into local firms and businesses, which we can harness to design courses that will benefit both our students and employers. Beyond his expertise and extensive knowledge of the legal industry, we saw in Andy a real passion and commitment for the region and a wealth of valuable industry contacts. We’re confident that Andy’s skillset and experience will support our ambition to become a leading provider of legal education in the Nottingham area.”

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About ULaw (The University of Law)

The University of Law is the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education and training in the UK, with campuses in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and Leeds, as well as at The University of Exeter, The University of Reading, and The University of Liverpool.

The University of Law’s market-leading Employability Service gives students access to work experience and pro bono opportunities and legal vacancies as soon as they accept their place. The result is excellent employability statistics: 97% of our full-time and accelerated UK/EEA LPC students graduating in summer 2017 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course while 93% entered into a career in law. What’s more, an impressive 71% of The University of Law’s full-time UK/EEA BPTC students (graduating in 2017) secured a pupillage within one year of successfully completing their course.

In 2017, The University of Law was awarded a gold ranking in the Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students, making us one of the highest quality providers of higher education in the UK.


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