Dr. Simon Askey has been involved with the Undergraduate Laws programmes at the University of London for 14 years and has been Dean for five years. There are currently around 16,000 students, studying in more than 100 countries, enrolled on the undergraduate level awards in laws making it the largest of the University’s distance and flexible learning programmes. Academic oversight of Undergraduate Laws involves significant engagement with a wide range of stakeholders both in the UK and overseas and the challenges of transnational education continue to develop apace as local regulation develops and quality assurance agencies mature and extend their reach.
Dr. Askey studied theology at the University of Oxford and law at King’s College London at undergraduate level. His postgraduate studies in law were at University College London. He also holds postgraduate degrees in education and online education. His academic career began in Papua New Guinea where he attempted to teach ethics to seminarians with very limited success. He has also taught in Ghana and in Hong Kong as well as in three universities in the UK. His main academic interest is in legal methods, reasoning and skills.