New role at the Open University, in Milton Keynes

I recently took on a full time role as Communications Manager for the Open University’s Learning and Teaching Innovation portfolio. The role sees me lead on internal communications for the University’s 450-person Translation department, which oversees the procurement, development and production, and delivery of the OU’s many distance learning modules.

I also lead on the University’s National Student Survey (NSS) campaign, and supporting work in relation to increasing student satisfaction and improving the student journey — as well as internal campaigns around commercial projects, including the OU’s FutureLearn offering and the DfE-funded Bringing Learning to Life project.

The role required a relocation, and I am now based in Milton Keynes (UK), the site of the University’s physical campus.

Current projects

I am currently helping to create content for, and edit the websites of two research projects out of the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester.

The first is titled Effective States and Inclusive Development, and focusses on the politics of international development — a particularly compelling topic in 2016. The project has been running for several years, and was just awarded funding for another three, so both its scope and depth are likely to expand.

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