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Assistant Principal and Dean of Higher Education
Peter joined Reaseheath College in September 2018, having previously worked at Blackpool and The Fylde College as the Head of Higher Education where he led and managed curriculum development, scholarship, research, quality assurance, enhancement, academic standards, regulation, student engagement and work based/placement learning. Peter also spent nearly 3 years as a staff governor on the corporation board of Blackpool and The Fylde College, and 4 years as a school governor.
Peter has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from Lancaster University, MA Education (Leadership and Management) from The Open University, and PGCE (Post Compulsory Education) from Lancaster University.
As the Assistant Principal and Dean of Higher Education, Peter leads and manages the development, delivery and continuous enhancement of Higher Education at University Centre Reaseheath, and sits as a member of the Executive group of the College management team. Peter also plays a significant role in the College’s strategic partnership with the University of Chester, and sits on the University Senate and Deans Group as the Dean of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. Peter actively represents University Centre Reaseheath at the Association of Colleges Higher Education Policy Group and the Landex Higher Education Committee.
UCR Academic Registrar
Following a career in youth work and environmental education, Yvette completed BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and an MPhil focused on effectiveness of mixed species bird enclosures within European Zoos. Yvette has worked in zoo research, conservation education and field conservation at Blackpool Zoo and Chester Zoo.
As Academic Registrar Yvette is responsible for quality and standards within the University Centre. Yvette manages the Registry and Academic Services team to ensure smooth day to running of the centre. Yvette also continues to lecture on the Zoo education module.
Academic Services Officer
Don came to Reaseheath last year as an LSA working with the Motor Vehicle, Maths, and English departments. Prior to that he taught various Business Studies and Economics courses at GCSE and A level.
Don has a BA(Hons) Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University, and a PGCE from Nottingham Trent University.
Dons responsibilities now include widening participation and student access, organisation of UCR exams, organisation of graduation ceremonies, management of the Student Assistance Fund, organisation of assessment boards, compilation of the academic calendar, and various aspects of UCR management support.
Outside College Don runs the Nantwich Boardgames Club.
UCR Admissions and Data Manager
Claire is responsible for managing admissions, enrolment, student data, and international student visa processes.
HE Curriculum Development Manager
Debra is responsible for the development of new courses and improving existing modules and courses.
Access and Participation Coordinator
Chris Graduated from Staffordshire University with a BSc (Hons) in Physical Geography. Chris began working in Secondary Education, then moved to Further Education as SEND Team Leader.
Chris’ current role is focused around UCR’s Access and Participation Plan, enabling UCR to reduce gaps at key stages of the student lifecycle, for a variety under-represented groups. Working at UCR allows Chris to combine his passion for the environment and land based sectors with a love of education. Some of Chris’ primary interests are: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Education, Social Mobility, Racial inequality in Higher Education, BAME representation in the Land-based sector.
Environment & Sustainability. Keen Angler, cricket watcher and amateur guitarist. Chris enjoys walking in the countryside.
Dr Sam Saunders
UCR Teaching and Learning Coach
Sam completed BA (Hons) in English & History at Bangor University, then gained his MRes and PhD in English Literature, and PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at LJMU. Sam has taught at University level at LJMU and University of Chester, and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Sam supports UCR staff with their academic and pedagogical development, and is Editor of UCRs research journal. Sam is also involved with the Public Lecture programme and running a variety of seminars and research support initiatives.
Sam is an avid baker, birdwatcher, and bass player.
Higher Education Faculty Administrator
Caz has a variety of business experience in local government contracts, events and marketing. Caz holds a PgCert in Digital Marketing Management.
Caz is responsible for supporting the Faculty and Students with Teaching and Assessment activities, both online and offline, including development of eLearning resources such as Graduate Toolkit, and organising events and marketing activities such as Public Lectures and Open Days.
Caz enjoys Sci-Fi, Music and Reading in her spare time, and is studying for her BSc with Open University.
Administrator (Marketing and Events)
Sarah completed BA (Hons) Photography at Staffordshire University.
Sarah is responsible for UCR Course Enquiries, Open Events, Marketing Support and Work Placement Administration.
PA to the Assistant Principal & Dean of HE
Katy supports the Senior Leadership Team at UCR. Katy manages the Deans diary and communications, and also administrates a variety of committees and boards.
Katy is Mum to two young boys, and enjoys Pilates, Cycling and Open Water Swimming.