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Academics and Faculties

Working with Academics and Faculties

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Academics & Faculties

The University, recognising the importance of digital technologies, is implementing robust strategies that make digital learning available across the institution. This will enhance the quality of student learning and the overall student experience.

After only four years in existence, the Digital Education Service has supported hundreds of academic staff at the University of Leeds to create sector-leading online courses within the VLE and on FutureLearn, and provided enriching online learning opportunities.

The Service can also help Schools and Faculties to meet their strategic ambitions around international student recruitment, cohort mix and embedding digital learning.

To see how the University supports Leeds students, wherever they are in the world, to access first-class digital education which enables flexible and independent learning,  have a look at the page explaining the University's teaching excellence in digital education.

If you want to know more about online courses for schools or for an informal discussion, contact our Business Development team.

Digital Education Academic Leads

The role of the digital education academic leads is to support the implementation and realisation of the University’s Blended Learning and Digital Education strategies, at both the University level and within Faculties.

The digital education academic leads also support and guide academic staff at Faculty level with specific digital learning and blended learning projects under the guidance of the Digital Education Service and the Organisational Development & Professional Learning (OD&PL).

Faculty of Engineering

Duncan Borman

Faculty of Environment

Mark Thomas

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

Joy Robbins

Faculty of Biological Sciences

Chris Hassall

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Simon Lightfoot

Faculty of Business

Jonathan Muir

Faculty of Medicine and Health

Jelena Havelka