My role jointly leading the Digital Learning Team focusses on the various learning systems in use at the University. I ensure the University of Suffolk has appropriate, fit for purpose systems and processes allowing both the institution and its people to grow in a digital society. I have responsibility for managing the team that supports VLE, LMS, ERM, OPAC, Digitisation and Copyright, Video and Audio production as well as Reprographics.
My areas of additional interest include innovative technologies and learning spaces.
I am a qualified Librarian and joined University of Suffolk in September 2015 following 18 years experience in primary, secondary, further education and public libraries.
I take responsibility for supporting students and staff in the following areas: Applied Social Sciences, Children, Young People and Education, Suffolk Business School, Science and Technology
David joined UCS during 2007 having TUPE transferred from Suffolk College’s Centre for Research in Educational Applications of Telematics, where he was a Multi-Media Content Author, designing rich interactive media for use in full distance learning courses.
As the Head of Learning Services, it is my responsibility to ensure that the services my team of Librarians, Academic Skills Advisors and Digital Learning Specialists directly respond to, support and enhance the learning, teaching and research opportunities offered at the University of Suffolk. We work collaboratively with partners across our professional services and academic course teams to develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in further study or employment.
I have supported staff and students on nursing, midwifery, health and radiography programs for a number of years now and am committed to providing high quality resources and research support. I run induction sessions for new students and staff and contribute to in-course research and dissertation modules across all my program areas at L5, L6 and beyond. I follow these up with a very active schedule of 1-2-1 tutorial support all year round.
I am the librarian providing support for course areas in the School of Art, Design and Humanities and have a background in the History of Art. I am here to help you make the most of the resources available to you and can offer sessions based on your requirements, from induction sessions for new staff and students, to workshops and one-to-one help for all students. I have built up strong links with academic staff in the areas that I support and work with them to ensure that the resources they require are available..