Lyndsey Muir known as Lyndsey Boucher
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
University of Wales, Newport – Post Graduate Diploma Leadership & Management
Welsh Assembly Government – Key Skills Professional Development Qualification
University of Wales, Newport – PGCE – Post Compulsory Education & Training
Institute of IT Training (Coventry) – TAP (Trainer Delivery) Certification
The University of Gloucestershire – BSc/BA Business Information
Lyndsey has worked at the university since August 2008, starting out as a Lecturer and Curriculum Developer for the Technology Enhanced Learning Team within the School of Health and Social Sciences. In August 2012 Lyndsey moved into the Centre of Excellence in Learning and Teaching where she manages and delivers staff development initiatives,including managing the Universities TSL@USW CPD scheme for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
After graduating from the University of Gloucestershire in 1998 with a degree in Business Information Technology and Business Management Lyndsey worked in industry in London for many years; predominantly as a systems analyst and IT Trainer. On returning to Wales to live, she transferred the skills she gained in industry into the classroom, graduating in 2006 with a PGCE in the Post Compulsory Education and Training sector. She has been teaching ever since in further and higher education institutions in the south Wales area.
Andrews, P; Muir, L & Sykes, C. (2011). Providing Students with
Transferable Skills for a Digital Society. Link 27 (HEA), 19-20.
Lyndsey is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy [SFHE]
Member of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
Staff and Educational Development Association Fellow [SEDA]
Lyndsey is currently ‘Lead Researcher’ on a “A collaborative project investigating the expectations and attitudes towards postgraduate taught (PGT) STEM study and outcomes from the perspective of students, universities and employers to support and sustain PGT growth in the UK”
The project is in collaboration with Kingston University and the Universities of Brighton, Coventry, Edinburgh, Lincoln, Manchester Metropolitan, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Teesside and Wolverhampton.
This research aims to explore the expectations, experiences and outcomes of different groups of students across the PGT student life cycle, in order to ascertain motivations, drivers or barriers to undertaking PGT study.
Areas of Expertise
Academic Staff Development
Achieving Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment
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