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Welcome and Introduction - University of East London
Academic Staff Induction
Welcome and Introduction
Dr Stella Cottrell
PVC Learning, Teaching and Student Experience
Overview
• Corporate Plan: Civic engagement & social
justice; ‘engaged curriculum’
• New Research Strategy – includes teaching
underpinned by research
• New Learning and Teaching Strategy
• New academic framework, student support
structures, policies, approaches, regulations
• A-Z for staff on changes for 2014-15
Institutional priorities
• Driving up the quality of teaching,
building on excellence and innovation
• Student progression and engagement
• Student employability
Learning, Teaching & Student Engagement
PVC Learning, Teaching &
Student Engagement
Dr Stella Cottrell
Director of
Library &
Learning
Service
Cathy Walsh
Director of
Student
Support
Director of
Learning &
Teaching
Gayle Stocken
Dr Mandy
Bentham
Director of Learning &
Teaching
Dr Mandy Bentham
Head of Education and
Community Partnerships
Gail May
Head of Quality Assurance &
Enhancement
Ian Pearson
Head of Centre for
Excellence in LT
Dr Michele Milner
Director of Employability
Femi Bola
Centre for Excellence in Learning
and Teaching (CELT)
• New Sept 2014 (formerly APLE)
• Leads on strategy and policy related to L&T,
including Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
• Supports professional development of all staff
engaged in teaching and supporting learning
• Promotes innovative, inspiring, supportive (and
enjoyable) approaches to L& T across UEL
• Enables outstanding teaching that supports
retention, progression, achievement & employability.
Careers and Student Employability
CaSE (formerly the Employability and Enterprise
Team, EET) provides:
• professional careers support from qualified
careers consultants
• a range of qualitative transformational
opportunities to develop employability skills
through employer focussed interventions
Transformational Opportunities
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Access to work experience opportunities
Professional mentoring support
Volunteering opportunities
Practical workshops designed to facilitate the
development of jobseeking and employability skills
Graduate vacancies
Employer engagement activities e.g. A Day in the
Life; networking events
Research opportunities
Graduate Skills Academy
How we help schools
• Each School is assigned 2 dedicated members of
CaSE team, and can:
Support students with career planning
Assist them with finding work experience
Facilitate employer engagement activities
Help them with applying for jobs
• We support teaching staff, running specific sessions
and workshops for students and assisting with
School-based employability activities.
• See: http://www.uel.ac.uk/eet/academics/links/
How to contact us
Docklands: The Atrium, Room G.07
Stratford: R Building, Room 2.25
Website: www.uel.ac.uk/eet
Telephone: 0208 223 2424
Email: [email protected]
Library and Learning Services
Director: Cathy Walsh
Associate Director LLS:
Libby Homer
Head of Learning and
Language Support TBA
Head of Campus Library
Services
Head of Academic Skills
Head of Collections &
Digital Library
Language Centre Lead
Head of Academic
Services
Learning Achievement
Manager
Stratford Campus Library
Docklands Campus Library
Our Libraries and Collections
• 24/7 opening
• Books, journals, databases – print and digital
• Special collections: Refugee Archive, Hackney
Empire Archive, British Olympic Archive &
Collection
• Digital archives including East London Theatre
Archive
• 70% of our collections are digital
• Range of study spaces – individual, collaborative,
technology-rich
Support Services
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Library help and support for students & staff
Subject Librarians
Skills Advisors (academic skills)
Research support: ROAR, RDM training and
support
• Learning Achievement and Peer Mentoring teams
• Language Centre (English language programmes
and support)
Subject Librarians
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ACE – Susan Hussein [email protected]
ADI – Simone Okolo [email protected]
Business - Kelly Travers, .[email protected]
Law - Maureen Azubike [email protected]
Health, Sport and Bio science – Nicky Hale
[email protected]
Subject Librarians
• Education and Communities – Win Pang
[email protected]; Robin Stinson
[email protected]
• Psychology – Ian Clark [email protected]
• Social Sciences – Robin Stinson
[email protected]
‘Student Life’ will become ‘Student Support’ (Jan. 2015)
Director of
Director of Student
StudentSupport
Support
Head of
First Line
Support
Head of
Welfare &
Pastoral
Support
Student
Student
Experience Retention
Manager
Manager
Student Support Centres
• New ‘One Stop Shop’ Student
Centres (Jan 15) at Docklands
& Stratford
• Full range of services include
helpdesk, telephone service &
webmail facility
• Trained front-line staff to help
students with general queries,
provide support and guidance
immediately, & escalate to the
relevant specialised area if
required.
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