The University of Westminster appoints a new Head of its Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation

Andy Pitchford, from the University of Bath, is soon to join the University Westminster has the new Head of their Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation (CETI).

The University of Westminster boasts a rich history. Since its inception as the UK’s first Polytechnic back in 1838, it has enabled people from every background to realise their true potential. Today, the University continues to provide grounded, holistic education, with wide horizons and opportunities across four campuses: Cavendish, Harrow, Marylebone and Regent Street.

A key objective of the University’s current ‘Being Westminster’ strategy is to attain a TEF Silver ranking, with over 70% of its students in subject areas of Silver or Gold by 2024. With this in mind, the University approached us last year about appointing someone to lead its Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation (CETI) - a talented team of colleagues who support the achievement of the University’s educational objectives, enabling the development of best practice in learning, teaching and assessment consistently across the institution.

The appointed candidate, Andy Pitchford, will be joining Westminster shortly from the University of Bath, where he is currently Head of Learning and Teaching. At Bath, Andy has been involved in several exciting pedagogical developments, including their Vertically Integrated Project, in which students join small groups from across the University to solve sustainability and grand challenge projects. He previously worked at the University of Gloucestershire where he found a niche working in the space between the University and the civic realm, initiating and coordinating placements, enterprise programmes, and other collaborations which ultimately grew into a new Sports-focused campus and School.

We wish Andy every success in his new role.

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