Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Saunders as University Director of Learning and Teaching at University of Greenwich.

Working closely with and reporting to Professor Karen Bryan, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Clare will endeavour to lead aspects of learning, teaching and quality enhancement across the University. In her role, Clare will work closely with all faculties and the Educational Development Unit, as well as leading the Academic Quality Unit.

The University of Greenwich is a university whose core purpose is to inspire society through the discovery, application and dissemination of knowledge. The University provides high-quality educational activities, research and enterprise and comprises of over 38,000 students across four faculties, namely Business; Architecture, Computing & Humanities; Engineering & Science and Education & Health. The University has a long and proud history of delivering excellent learning and teaching, and of widening access to higher education to ensure all who have the motivation and ability to succeed have the opportunity to realise their ambitions.

Before joining the University of Greenwich, Clare held the role of Assistant Director of the Higher Education Futures Institute at the University of Birmingham, with responsibility for learning and teaching, quality enhancement, as well as its new educational research remit.

Clare has a wealth of experience working in UK-wide learning and teaching roles with the Higher Education Academy and is recognised as a Principal Fellow of the HEA for her contribution to learning and teaching institutionally and nationally.

Claire commented:

“I’ve been delighted to join a collegial team at Greenwich with such a clear and ambitious commitment to excellence in learning and teaching. I’ve already had the opportunity to contribute to our new Academic and Student Experience Strategy, and look forward to working with colleagues across the University to realise its vision. Mahfuza and the team at Society were pivotal in supporting my candidacy for the role, helping to explore my potential for the post, notwithstanding my slightly unusual career trajectory. If you’re interested in, but unsure about your ‘fit’ for a vacancy on offer, I urge you to reach out to the Society team: they were a great help.”