2020-Alastair Robertson joins GCU

Alastair to drive enhanced student learning experience

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 09:15:00 GMT

Glasgow Caledonian University has announced the appointment of Alastair Robertson PhD, PFHEA, as Director of Academic Development and Student Learning.

Alastair will drive and support an enhanced student learning experience through collaborative working with colleagues from across the University, while supporting the delivery of GCU’s Common Good mission through its commitment to learning-and-teaching excellence, widening participation and robust quality assurance.

Alastair joins us from Abertay University, where he was Director of Teaching and Learning Enhancement. There, he has led the development and implementation of the institution’s transformational Enhancement strategy and related plans since 2013.

He has 25 years’ experience in higher education and, prior to joining Abertay, Alastair worked for a number of years supporting quality enhancement at the national level through positions at the Higher Education Academy (2005-13) and QAA Scotland (2003-05).

He is Vice Chair of the Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee (SHEEC), and his experience extends to a number of areas influencing the student learning experience including academic leadership, strategic change, learning spaces, technology enhanced learning, student engagement and national HE policy development.

GCU Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, Professor Valerie Webster, said: “I am delighted that Alistair will be joining us in April and I know you will join me in welcoming him to the University. Alastair is very much looking forward to meeting and working with colleagues from across GCU, so please introduce yourselves if you see him on campus.”

Alastair said: “I am thrilled to be joining GCU and working with colleagues across the University in this exciting new role. It is a fantastic opportunity for me to build upon my extensive experience at Abertay, which I have thoroughly enjoyed and I look forward to meeting you all in due course.”