Course Leader & Module Leader

Andy’s experience in teaching and supporting learning is at all levels: Undergraduate, Postgraduate and MBA.

Students will benefit from the skills and knowledge gained from the wide breadth of disciplines, positions and faculties within which Andy has worked.

Through a number of smooth career transitions, from professional actor to organisational psychologist, to academic, to educational developer with a PGCHE/MA in HE, Andy understands how to help people negotiate similar moves, and combines this with his passion to ensure people from diverse backgrounds develop their full potential.

Four of Andy's career highlights

  • In the development of creative approaches to pedagogy, Andy successfully researched and developed the practice of theatrical masks and scenario roleplay for facilitating teamwork and appreciating diversity
  • Andy is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and was integral to the development of the internal professional recognition prestige scheme for HEA Fellowship at University of Westminster
  • At Westminster Andy’s journey within online/blended learning moved from being a ‘technophobe’, to fully engaging with scholarship and pedagogical practice and then to being in the position to help colleagues’ successfully implement blended and online approaches to learning
  • The presentation of various papers and workshops including lesson from flipped classroom approaches to achieving marking consistency in mega-modules.

A little advice?

Stay curious about what you and others are to doing to support student learning. Keep asking yourself: "How does what I am doing compare and contrast to what I have learnt others are doing (e.g. in theory/research, conversations, observations, etc). What can I learn from this to enrich our practice?"