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UCO Appoints Directors of Learning
Published:18 November 2013
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University Campus Oldham (UCO) has welcomed two Directors of Learning for the start of the new academic year. Alison Iredale has been appointed from her post as Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education at UCO and Christine Cattermole has moved from her position as an Academic Skills Tutor.
The newly created roles have been put in place to help drive the performance of academic teams and improve the overall student experience by developing partnerships with schools, colleges and employers.
Alison says, “It’s an exciting time at UCO and I’m really looking forward to putting our plans into action. The university is lucky that so many of its tutors have strong links to industry, and our focus is to develop employer engagement and ensure that students maximise their opportunities for progression into employment or further study. We are looking to diversify the Higher Education portfolio, making sure the courses on offer are suited to the demand and the careers students want”.
Christine says, “Studying at UCO has the ability to change lives and we want to ensure that all students get the most out of their time here. We’ll be supporting the outstanding teaching staff already in place to produce graduates with the skills employers need both locally and nationally”.
The two will work closely with Assistant Principal Debbie Bridge, who together with Oldham College Principal Alun Francis works to ensure the harmonious running of the two campuses.
In addition to the Directors of Learning, Oldham College has also appointed Nova Nolan in the newly created role of Student Volunteer Coordinator. Nova has worked at the College for the past 18 years in various positions, most recently as Deputy Clerk to the Corporation.
Nova will be working to promote the benefits of volunteering and motivating both Oldham College and UCO learners to get involved. She says, “I am really pleased to be a part of such a diverse team who share the same goal to offer our students a fantastic enrichment programme whether it be volunteering, sporting activities, joining the Student Union or attending a first aid course”.
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We specialise in a number of subject areas including business, digital arts, early years, law, health, social sciences and education and you can access some of the very best teaching and learning in these areas. See our latest QAA report which commended us for the great support we give students and our development of vocational and academic skills within courses, especially those linked to employer engagement.
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