Director for Students appointed

Posted on 9 May 2018

Professor Richard Waites will take up the new role.

Dr Richard Waites

The Department of Biology is pleased to announce a new role to the Senior Management Team. 

Professor Richard Waites, who has previously held senior roles such as Director of Teaching and Learning, has been appointed as our Director for Students.

Professor Waites will now have overall responsibility for all aspects of taught provision in the Department, including the quality of our teaching. His team will lead the way on providing innovation and ground breaking student experience. He was awarded the University's Student Excellence Award for 'Supporting the Student Voice' in 2017 and has been shortlisted for this award again in 2018

In our Department, student experience is at the core of everything that we do, and it is extremely important to us that we ensure success for all our students. This pivotal, highly visible senior role, will champion our student experience with an emphasis on learning support, employability advice and placement coordination. We believe this new appointment will ensure support for our students is ensured and sense of belonging is achieved.