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Partnerships Office Team

Academic Lead

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Ian Dewing - Academic Director of Partnerships

Overall responsibility for UEA's academic partnership developments and relationships with partner organisations, reporting to PVC (Academic), and working closely with the Partnerships Office in ensuring that academic standards are met and carrying forward the UEA strategic priorities for partnerships.



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Sally Walker - Head of Partnerships 

  • Overall responsibility for the Partnerships Office
  • Partnerships strategy
  • Audit preparation
  • Implementation of QAA Quality Code
  • Lead for UCS and UCS Learning Network Centres:
    • UCS Ipswich
    • UCS Bury St Edmunds
    • UCS Lowestoft
    • UCS Great Yarmouth
    • UCS Otley
    • UCS Suffolk New College 
  • International developments and agreements
  • Policy Development
  • Oversight of partnership agreements
  • Regional Liaison
  • Regional representation: 
    • Association of Collaborative Providers (ACP)
    • Association of Colleges in the Eastern Region (ACER) – HE in FE Research and Scholarly Activity Group
  •  National representation: 

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Laurence Daly
 - Senior Partnerships Manager

Responsibility for:
  • London Academy of Diplomacy (London and Rome)
  • Joint responsibility for INTO UEA (Norwich) and INTO UEA (London)
  • Initial Teacher Education co-ordination for UCS, including liaison with Ofsted and Standards Verification UK (SVUK)
  • Social Work course liaison across all partners, including liaison with the General Social Care Council (GSCC)
  • Partner college exam boards
  • Panel member at validation events

Gavin Tash, Senior Partnerships Manager

Gavin Tash - Senior Partnerships Manager

Responsibility for:
  • Institute of Health and Social Care Studies (Guernsey)
  • Joint responsibility for INTO UEA (Norwich) and INTO UEA (London)
  • Secretary to London Academy of Diplomacy Joint Board of Study
  • Partnerships Office reports to UEA Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Partnerships Office representative at UCS committees (Course Approvals Group and Learning Network HE Commitees at Suffolk New College. West Suffolk College and Lowestoft College)
  • PGR arrangements for Partner institutions
  • Partner college exam boards
  • Panel member at validation events
  • Staff development events


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Stephen Knock - Partnerships Manager

Responsibility for:  
  • Easton & Otley College (Easton Campus)
  • Secretary to IHSCS (Guernsey) Joint Committee
  • Secretary to City College Norwich Joint Board of Study
  • Secretary to INTO UEA (Norwich) and INTO UEA (London) Joint Board of Study
  • UCS Learning Network HE Committees at Otley
  • Data management
  • Websites
  • Partner college exam boards
  • Panel member at validation events

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Hannah Jackson - Partnerships Manager

Responsibility for:
  • City College Norwich
  • Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
  • Secretary to Easton & Otley College (Easton Campus) and Mountview Joint Boards of Study
  • Academic appeals and complaints
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Partner college exam boards
  • Panel member at validation events

 Maggie Rhodes - Assistant Manager (Partnerships)

Responsibility for:
  • Diary management for Sally Walker
  • Partner graduation ceremonies
  • Finance enquiries
  • Partnerships calendar and validation schedule
  • Web-based committee papers
  • Office co-ordination

Nicky Ward - Administrative Assistant

Responsibility for:

  • Diary management for Ian Dewing, Laurence Daly and Gavin Tash
  • Admin support for Joint Board of Study/Joint Committee meetings
  • Admin support for validation arrangements and events
  • Processing External Examiner and Academic Link reports
  • Records/database entry and management

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