Research Profile

Ms Kate

Head of Learning Development

  • Kate is the Head of Learning Development at the University of Northampton. The Learning Development team comprises of tutors who support the academic, mathematical and study skills of all students at the University via one-to-one support, workshops, drop-ins and open educational resources. A large part of Kate’s work is leading the support offered to students transitioning into, through and beyond undergraduate programmes and postgraduate provision. In recent years some of this has been undertaken via open online courses and also involvement in University-wide projects such as the “First Year Experience” project and more recently the “Enhancing Student Success” project. Kate has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Manchester and an MSc from City University. She is also a Chartered Librarian, has a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education and is a Senior Fellow of the HEA.

    Learning Development is part of Library and Learning Services. They are a team of tutors who work closely with other teams within the department (Academic Librarians, Learning Technologists and Learning Designers) and beyond the department (the Institute for Learning and Teaching) to deliver a service that supports all students in developing their academic, mathematical and study skills.

    The team aims:

    • to promote and enable independent learning
    • to address personal learning needs
    • to raise levels of confidence and self-esteem

    This is done through:

    • One-to-one appointments – booked by the student
    • Workshops – which can be requested by tutors or by a group of students
    • Open Educational Resources – written and designed by the Learning Development team and available via the Skills Hub
    • Drop In Sessions – daily sessions available for quick queries

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    Kate has a BSocSc (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Manchester and an MSc in Information Science from City University London. She is also a Chartered Librarian, she has a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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