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University of Bedfordshire
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The team is here to help and support all our partners, students and the wider community. We have a range of backgrounds in higher and further education, arts and culture, the public and private sector, sport and administration.
Please feel free to contact us if you want to discuss any aspect of our work with partners and the community.
Helen leads partnerships activity for the University. Her academic career has focused on providing access to excellence through higher education and research in arts and culture. She trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she was subsequently a scholarship postgraduate student and then a Research Fellow. She has worked at a number of higher education institutions in the UK and has been invited to contribute to institutions in Europe, USA and Australia. Her personal research area focuses on the relationship between arts and technology and she has led a number of externally funded, large research projects in this context. email@example.com
Helen is the Partnership Development Coordinator in the Centre for Academic Partnerships, working alongside the team developing new partnerships both in the UK and internationally. She works at the University part-time and has outside professional interests which include working for the Quality Assurance Agency for HE. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim leads on resource management, planning, analysis, project management, the development of the academic infrastructure to support partnerships and internal and external communications. He also has oversight of access and outreach activity which is planned and delivered by the Centre for Academic Partnerships. With a background in engineering and teaching, Tim has significant experience of quality assurance in higher education and of the leadership and management of higher education in further education.
Eimantas is responsible for developing and imbedding an evaluation framework and establishing a programme of cohesive evaluation and monitoring activity across the various strands of Centre for Academic Partnerships as well as providing data and statistical analysis in support of various on-going or planned projects. Moreover, he is responsible for gathering data from various internal and external sources and providing the statistical findings to CAP senior management for future planning and evaluation.
Richard has worked for the University since 2012, originally as part of the Finance team in a Central Management Accountant role. Within the Centre for Academic Partnerships team, he manages the contracts and compliance for both UK and International partners. This post involves the operational management of partnership contracts, student numbers, fee reconciliations and invoicing.
Dimitris has been involved with international HE for over a decade both in the UK and overseas and through a diverse range of responsibilities. He has accumulated significant experience in international strategy development, particularly in the context of transnational education and student mobility. He is currently managing a range of the University’s partnerships and has a cross-functional remit for new business development.
Shaheda is responsible for partners based in the UK and Overseas. Her key role is to be the first point of contact for the partners and ensure the smooth running of all academic and administrative processes. She has gained experience in the HE sector having worked at the University of Bedfordshire for a number of years as a Student Finance Officer in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. Previously she worked for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission where she looked after a portfolio of UK Universities and NHS Trusts and the scholars based within them.
Roisin helps manage the team that promotes access to Higher Education to all, regardless of age, race, gender or socio-economic background. The team runs a progressive outreach programme of activity for the engagement of potential learners. She helps ensure we remain on course to hit our targets, established as part of our Access Agreement. She also engages with the wider local and national picture of widening participation and access. email@example.com
Paula manages the Network for Collaborative outreach hosted at the University of Bedfordshire. The National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) scheme aims to encourage more young people into higher education (HE). It will deliver a nationally coordinated approach to working with schools, universities and colleges to help people access HE.
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Helen manages the team of administrators for the international collaborative partners. She has worked at the University since 2007, initially as a lecturer before joining the CATS Faculty and then moving to the Centre for Academic Partnerships. She combines her experience of teaching with sound administrative process knowledge and this benefits the partnerships she and her team look after.
Rozina is the administrator for Vietnam and Egypt. She recently worked with Kaplan Hong Kong and has been working with this partner for a number of years. Rozina previously worked for the TNE team within the University’s Business School.
The Kaplan Singapore administrator is Parminder and he brings to this role his valuable experience gained from working within faculty and the Exams and Assessments Office. Parminder looks after the franchised undergraduate Accounting and postgraduate MBA courses for this partner. He is also taking responsibility for partners in Italy, Mauritius and the Maldives.
Harry is the administrator for our partners in Sri Lanka and Myanmar, dealing with both undergraduate and postgraduate franchised provision. Harry recently joined the University and brings with him plenty of professional administration experience.
Manprit administrates provision for Kaplan Hong Kong and undertakes some of the administration for Majan College in Oman. She has worked at the University for eight years, mainly in CATS Faculty administration, before joining the Centre for Academic Partnerships.
Stephen heads up the SportBeds department which incorporates sports develop and operations elements. Stephen’s departmental focus is on five key elements of high level performance, competition, participation, academic support and working with key external partners. Stephen’s departmental goal is to improve the opportunities for Sport at the University of Bedfordshire.
Daniel’s principle role is to run and contact manage all of the owned and bought-in sporting facilities across the various sites of the University, to ensure our students and staff have the support and facilities required to meet their academic and sporting needs.
Cherrelle’s role encompasses sport development, building community links and expanding sports opportunities, across the whole University, for students and staff. Cherrelle also leads on the University sports scholarship scheme and the development of coaching opportunities.
Helen runs the day-to-day operations of our facilities which include Alexander Sports Centre, Arena, Astro, Aspire Gyms and pitches.
Chloe is responsible for the day-to-day running of the 'Get into Sport' Programme. 'Get into Sport' is the University's sport participation programme which aims to get more students and staff involved in sport while they are at the University.