Meet the Team

The College Connect team

Lisa Meikle

Lisa Meikle

College Connect Coordinator

Lisa has worked in education since 2001; firstly at Langside College, within the roles of marketing, student recruitment and student engagement, before commencing employment at GCU in 2005, working as Communications Officer within the School of Engineering and Computing and in the Marketing and Student Recruitment teams.  As a former college student herself, Lisa is enjoying the opportunity to engage with and support current college students.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of the College Connect engagement and transition project and planned activities in collaboration with partner colleges and other stakeholders
  • Develop new relationships and further develop existing relationships with partner colleges to encourage the earliest possible engagement of prospective HE students
  • Engage with articulating students and support their transition into university

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Laura Hill

College Connect Development Officer

Originally from New Zealand, Laura graduated from Otago University in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Bachelor of Arts (Education). Following her studies Laura travelled and worked in Canada and USA and has been living and working in the West of Scotland since 2014. Before joining the College Connect Team in October 2016, Laura worked in the GCU Exchange and Study Abroad Team.

Laura loves meeting new and prospective students and looks forward to developing strong connections with college students and staff going forward.

Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and support to students considering coming to GCU from college, including Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) Students
  • Deliver College Connect Transition Programme
  • Support college students considering exchange and study abroad
  • College Connect social media - like/follow us on Twitter and Facebook

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Chloe Dobson

College Connect Development Officer

Chloe is an education practitioner with experience of managing, developing and delivering creative programmes of learning in a variety of contexts. Most recently Chloe led on the delivery of the Scottish Government's youth employment strategy across two local authorities in the West of Scotland - developing partnership agreements between employers, schools and West College Scotland. Prior to this she led the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's widening access schools programme, supporting young people to progress onto study within the arts. Having worked within education for a number of years Chloe has also lectured performing arts at the former Coatbridge College, worked as an arts education consultant to the NHS and within the arts and cultural development team at the Scottish Refugee Council.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and coordinate the College Connect membership for articulating students
  • Provide advice and support to students considering coming to GCU from college
  • Deliver College Connect transition programme
  • College Connect social media

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