Manchester Metropolitan University

Thursday, 8th June 2017

Richard Lee

We are saddened to announce the death of Richard Lee, a much-loved teacher and academic in the Faculty of Business and Law.

Richard will be sorely missed in the Faculty, he was a sociable and warm man who forged close friendships with many colleagues, both internally and with external partners, and was always popular with students. He always welcomed friends and colleagues with a smile and will be remembered most fondly for his character and personality.

He made an outstanding contribution to the Faculty, joining in 1998 at the inception of the BVC course, contributing to the course content, and subsequently teaching on the BVC, the GDL and the LLB.

He has played a prominent part in the implementation and teaching of the GDL, and acted as the Link Tutor for the partnership with HKU Space.

Richard also introduced step marking into the Law school, which is now being adopted institutionally. This method of marking gives greater clarity, and reduces borderline grades. This is a significant contribution that he made to the faculty.

Richard will be missed and we extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends in this difficult time.

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe with 37,000 students and more than 1,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The University educates and trains large numbers of legal and business professionals, scientists, engineers, teachers, health workers and creative professionals.

The University is in the top three nationally for environmental sustainability and has an 85% research impact rated world-leading and internationally excellent.

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