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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

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Academic Staff InductionWelcome and IntroductionDr Stella CottrellPVC Learning, Teaching and Student Experience

  • 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
Institutional priorities
  • Driving up the quality of teaching, building on excellence and innovation
  • Student progression and engagement
  • Student employability
learning teaching student engagement
Learning, Teaching & Student Engagement

PVC Learning, Teaching &

Student Engagement

Dr Stella Cottrell

Director of Student Support

Gayle Stocken

Director of Library & Learning Service

Cathy Walsh

Director of Learning &


Dr Mandy Bentham


Director of Learning &


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
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
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
  • 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
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:
how to contact us
How to contact us

Docklands: The Atrium, Room G.07

Stratford: R Building, Room 2.25


Telephone: 0208 223 2424


our libraries and collections
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
Support Services
  • 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
Subject Librarians
  • ACE – Susan Hussein
  • ADI – Simone Okolo
  • Business - Kelly Travers,
  • Law - Maureen Azubike
  • Health, Sport and Bio science – Nicky Hale
subject librarians1
Subject Librarians
  • Education and Communities – Win Pang; Robin Stinson
  • Psychology – Ian Clark
  • Social Sciences – Robin Stinson
student life will become student support jan 2015
‘Student Life’ will become ‘Student Support’ (Jan. 2015)

Director of Student Support

Director of Student Support

Student Retention Manager

Head of Welfare & Pastoral Support




Head of First Line Support

student support centres
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.