Former undergraduate student, PGCE student and Graduate Intern, Rachael Mcloughlin, has achieved Associate Fellowship Status to the Higher Education Academy. The HEA is the badge of recognition for tutors, lecturers, and academics working in Higher Education. Her success has come from work completed with students at UCO. Rachael evidenced how she provides an effective learning environment, student support and supports learning as part of UCO’s peer-assisted learning scheme.
Since January last year, Rachael has been a Graduate Intern at UCO, working part-time as the administrator and research assistant within the newly developed Academic Success Hub, part of a HEFCE-funded catalyst bid for innovations in teaching and learning.
Rachael’s current work as a Graduate Intern also played a large role in her successful application, as she could share with the HEA how the work that she does within the Academic Success Hub, in ensuring that students have access to the resources needed to further their academic development and experience, ensures a successful learning environment for all.