Teaching

Nuno's main teaching interests relate to:

- European Union Law

- Human Rights Law

- Discrimination Law

- LGBTQI Rights: International and Comparative Perspectives

Nuno also has teaching experience in:

- International and European Labour Law
- European Dimensions of Legal Research (Methodology Programme for PGR Students)
- European Competition Law
- European Single Market
- Law with Politics Dissertation
- European Environmental Law
- Legal English

Nuno's commitment to teaching and student satisfaction has made him dedicate wholeheartedly to high quality and innovative teaching. Throughout the years, Nuno has designed a range of core and specialist UG and PG modules. Nuno has been at the forefront of the introduction of less traditional teaching and assessment methods (including institutional simulation exercises, group work, workshops, group and individual oral presentations, portfolios, and feedback sessions) and of the use of e-learning platforms (including Turnitin/Grademark online marking and ‘virtual office hours’). The design and running of an EU Law institutional simulation exercise with the support of a virtual learning environment has been particularly successful, as it was one of the only six courses (amongst 313) in the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Manchester to be ‘Highly Commended’ as the ‘Best on Blackboard’ in 2011.

Nuno is also very keen on promoting research-led teaching. This has led him to integrate in his Human Rights teaching considerable references to the impact of human rights in the context of relationships between private parties (the theme of several of his pieces of research) and to introduce in his Discrimination Law teaching a thorough discussion of cases that pit the right to freedom of religion against the right not to be discriminated against on grounds of sexual orientation (reflecting one of Nuno's personal research interests). Moreover, Nuno favours forms of assessment that allow students themselves to determine the topic of the assessment, thereby allowing them to become more engaged with the research process.