In the run up to Future Facing Learning: The Education Revolution Conference, we will be posting a series of blog posts to share information about our panellists. In this blog, we will be sharing the profile of the panellists for the ‘Digital Divide and Supporting Inclusive Learning’ theme – Sulakha Desai, John Earland, Dr Rob Ewin and Jackie Oliver.

Sulakha Desai

Zulakha is Assistant Principal for Higher Education, at Myerscough College and University Centre. She is known for her national campaign with the QAA for HE in FE colleges networks, which have since been successfully implemented. Her expertise lies in leading Quality Assurance of HE courses in a FE context. At Myerscough College she is responsible for delivering strategic objectives and development of bespoke and highly unique globally renowned and recognised courses. She also led the set up of Kirklees College HE campus in Dewsbury and the leadership of the growth of their HE provision. Her PhD looks at ‘the impact of an Ofsted reinspection on Further Education College’.

John Earland

John is Business Development Manager at One Awards, responsible for creating digital content for courses and units including Access to HE Diplomas, in which he works closely with all providers to ensure their curriculum needs are met. He was responsible for introducing the blended learning strategy for Access in 2006 and this is where his passion for e-Learning began. Recently, John worked at Teesside University to help set up a new student facing support service called Student Success to design targeted interventions to aid student retention and attainment.

Dr Rob Ewin

Rob is Detective Sergeant at Cumbria Constabulary. He comes from a farming background in Cumbria, joining Cumbria Police at the age of 18 as a community volunteer. His work is in response
policing, criminal investigation, public protection and major crime. His PhD examined the legal, psychological and decision making processes concerning vulnerable people in the justice system.

Jackie Oliver

Jackie Oliver is Assistant Director (Learning, Teaching and Research) at Teesside University. She has over 30 years’ experience of working in HE and has pioneered in leading including leading on the service delivery model for the University’s Student Life building as part of the University’s Business Change, Improvement and Projects Team. Jackie is actively involved in the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) of which she is currently a Fellow. She is active in the Academic Libraries North (ALN) network as a member of the Associate Directors Group, is a personal member of AMOSSHE, the Student Services organisation.

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Future Facing Learning: The Education Revolution Conference – Meet A Panellist

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