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University of Bedfordshire
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Luton
Bedfordshire
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Meet the Centre for Academic Partnerships Team

Supporting our partners

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.

Professor Helen Bailey, Executive Dean of Centre for Academic Partnerships

Helen BaileyHelen 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. helen.bailey@beds.ac.uk

Alan Murphy, Director of International Partnership

Alan MurphyAlan joined the University of Bedfordshire as Associate Dean and Head of Department Business School in 2012. Previously at other institutions he has been the Associate Dean, Head of Department (Computing Science), Head of e-Learning, and Director Executive Education among other roles. For a number of years Alan worked in the private sector in IT and as an economist.
alan.murphy@beds.ac.uk

Gurpal Singh, Director of UK Partnerships

Gurpal leads the University’s UK academic partnerships portfolio. He works closely with University colleagues and partners to ensure that partnerships are effectively managed and the student experience is enhanced. Gurpal has a number of years’ experience in managing UK and International partnerships. He has worked in the HE sector for a number of years but originally started his career in the private sector working in commercial, general management and HR roles.
gurpal.singh@beds.ac.uk

Dr Helen Corkill, University Co-ordinator for Part-time Provision

Helen CorkillHelen 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.  helen.corkill@beds.ac.uk

Mohammed Aftab Mohiudin (Aftab), UK Partnership Officer

Aftab undertakes the tasks and duties required to aid and support the Director of UK Partnerships. This includes meeting new and potential partners, helping with Institutional Approval Documents and implementing an effective administrative system to aid in the smooth operation of the CAP. Aftab has previously worked in the Business School aiding in creating and administrating bespoke courses for International Students, and more recently working for the Department for Education in the Reclaiming Social Work Project, focusing on improving Social Work for families and at risk parties.
mohammed.mohiudin@beds.ac.uk

Partnerships Operations

Tim Gregory, Head of Partnerships Operations

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. 
tim.gregory@beds.ac.uk

Michaela Nutt, Arts and Culture Projects Manager

Michaela works in partnership with a range of organisations to deliver arts projects that make a difference to people and communities. Her current work includes the programming and delivery of TestBeds, our artist professional development programme that increases opportunity for Luton-based artists. Michaela is an Arts Manager with significant experience in performing arts higher education, regional and rural touring, and arts advocacy and development. She is passionate about the ways in which the arts can be used to develop communities, create place and enable cross-cultural exchange.
michaela.nutt@beds.ac.uk

Eimantas Bosas, Partnerships Analyst

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.
eimantas.bosas@beds.ac.uk

Richard Miller, Contracts and Compliance Manager

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. 
richard.miller@beds.ac.uk

Account Managers

Dimitris Kontodimopoulos, Academic Partnerships Account Manager

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. 
dimitris.kontodimopoulos@beds.ac.uk

Shaheda Khatun, Academic Partnerships Account Manager

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. 
shaheda.khatun@beds.ac.uk

Clanut Rinomhota, Academic Partnerships Account Manager

Clanut joined the University of Bedfordshire as an Departmental Administrator for the Business School in 2011. Clanut recently joined CAP as account manager for long-established UK partnerships. Her role is primarily one of relationship management as the main point of contact between the University and the partner. This role includes oversight of administrative functions and ensuring courses run efficiently, assuring the optimum student experience while exploring opportunities for growth of the partnership. Clanut also has a cross-functional role of staff training and development. 
clanut.rinomhota@beds.ac.uk

Lina Soura, Academic Partnerships Account Manager

Lina leads all University of Bedfordshire academic partnerships in Sri Lanka, Maldives and Nepal. Her role is to ensure that all academic and administrative operations are running effectively and that our students overseas receive an exceptional University of Bedfordshire experience. Lina has been specialising in the HE international sector since 2010 looking after areas like partnerships, student recruitment and TNE campus development. She has previously worked as an International Business Consultant, a Head of International for two colleges and Senior Teaching Fellow and Programme Leader for International Campuses at the University of Southampton. 
lina.soura@beds.ac.uk

Dr Kathryn Wills, Academic Partnership Account Manager

Kathryn has responsibility for some of the partners within the UK, and internationally in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Myanmar. Kathryn has a background in science research and has most recently been working as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate. Her role at the University of Bedfordshire includes monitoring existing provision with partners, ensuring courses run smoothly, and acting as the primary point of contact for partners. Her role will also focus on developing the science and research interests of the university both with current partners and in developing new business. 
kathryn.wills@beds.ac.uk

Access and Outreach

Roisin Kendall, Access Partnership Manager

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. roisin.kendall@beds.ac.uk

Paula Page, Collaborative Outreach Project Manager

Paula PagePaula 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.

contact Paula for further info at nnco@beds.ac.uk

Tamanna Sidika

Tamanna SidikaAs an Access Partnership Support Officer, Tamanna aims to improve access to students from a range of backgrounds to help them understand their future goals. This includes liaising with schools and colleges within our catchment area, organising and facilitating outreach events and working to improve support for students from a Looked After background. She is passionate about ensuring everyone has equal access to higher education. tamanna.sidika@beds.ac.uk

International Collaborative Partnerships

Helen Reade, Collaborative Partnerships Manager

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.
helen.reade@beds.ac.uk

Rozina Mohammed, Collaborative Partnerships Administrator

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.
rozina.mohammed@beds.ac.uk

Parminder Puar, Collaborative Partnerships Administrator

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.
parminder.puar@beds.ac.uk

Harry Sutton, Collaborative Partnerships Administrator

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.
harry.sutton@beds.ac.uk

Manprit Marvaha, Collaborative Partnerships Administrator

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.
manprit.marvaha@beds.ac.uk

SportBeds

Stephen Pitt, Assistant Director of Sport Operations

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.
stephen.pitt@beds.ac.uk

Daniel Larkin, Sports Facilities Manager

Daniel LarkinDaniel’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.
daniel.larkin@beds.ac.uk

Cherrelle Emanuel, Sport Development Officer

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.
cherrelle.emanuel@beds.ac.uk

Helen Bowsher, Duty Officer

Helen runs the day-to-day operations of our facilities which include Alexander Sports Centre, Arena, Astro, Aspire Gyms and pitches.
helen.bowsher@beds.ac.uk

Chloe Baxter, Sports Project Officer - 'Get Into Sport'

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.
chloe.baxter@beds.ac.uk

Helen has worked in the leisure industry for 21 years. Before joining us she worked at Flitwick Leisure Centre where she experienced many varied jobs and responsibilities which help in her current role. helen.bowsher@beds.ac.uk 01234 345208
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