Portrait of Sue Tarrant

Sue Tarrant

Senior Lecturer in Law Innovation & Enterprise
Senior Tutor (Medway)


Sue originally graduated from Cambridge University in 1991, having joined Magdalene College as one of the first of only 36 women to study at what was the last all-male Oxbridge college. 

Securing her Masters two years later Sue returned to education at the Kent Law School at Medway as a part-time mature student. 

Sue was awarded:

  • Hallets Prize for Best Second Year Performance
  • Jarmans Prize for Best Performance by a Finalist
  • Faculty Prize for Outstanding Performance in the Final Examinations

Sue graduated top of the Law School in 2010. Joining Kent Business School at Medway as an Associate Lecturer in Business Law that same year, Sue was appointed in 2012 as a Lecturer in Business Law, Innovation and Enterprise within the International Business and Strategy Group, and the Director of Studies for Business & Management. 

Sue has since served as an Interim Lead of the Medway School and Chair of the KBS Academic Disciplinary Committee, and is currently the Senior Tutor for the Medway School. 

In 2019 Sue was awarded the Social Sciences Faculty Teaching Prize in recognition of her teaching and use of gamification within legal education

Research interests

Sue is currently researching the use of gamification in legal studies to promote learning and inclusive student engagement. A particular focus of her research is the emotional experiences of students as they journey through a liminal space to acquire troublesome knowledge and skills. Sue’s work suggests that gamified learning events can create such liminal spaces, and enable practitioners to trigger and resolve epistemic emotions such as confusion within them to engender deeper learning in an enjoyable educational setting.


Sue’s teaching interests include tort, contract law, company law, employment law and entrepreneurship.


In her professional life, Sue has worked in marketing within the newspaper industry and at large corporates, and as a professional copywriter. In that capacity, Sue has written white papers and thought-leadership pieces for leading ICT corporations such as IBM, BT and Oracle, and business institutions including the Institute of Directors and the Confederation of British Industry.
Sue set up her own business in her mid-twenties, giving her a practical insight into creating and running an enterprise that she brings to bear in the entrepreneurship modules on which she teaches. Sue remains Managing Director of a copywriting agency that provides business-to-business marketing copywriting services to companies across the UK and Europe and has supported the marketing campaigns of clients such as B & Q, Harrods, British Airways, Cisco, Sony and Virgin Media.
Sue has previously been an Affiliated Member (Professional) of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM); Member of the Kent Chamber of Commerce, and a Registered Business Consultant on the Business Link National Consultancy Register. 

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