Prof Steve Thomas
CEng, BSc (Hons), MIMechE, FHEA
I am Professor of Innovation & Engagement and have managed over £6M worth of externally funded projects. I am also Head of the Professional Academy.
My research underpins my teaching activity and my extensive links with industry creates the ideas for the projects.
I feel passionate about students gaining valuable work experience
I have created two spin-out companies, Network75 Ltd and Rumm Ltd. The entire shareholding of Rumm was acquired by NPower in March 2015 in a multi million pound deal.
Deep mine mechanical engineer.
Unit general manager of a sea dredging operation
Production Director manufacturing
Consultant in Project/Industrial management
I am the Project Manager for the Professional Academy and Network75.
The Professional Academy is an ESF funded project that delivers innovative work-based teaching.
Network75 was established in 2000 and allows students to study and gain experience at the same time. There is a 100% employablity record with this scheme.
Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S. (2003). Broadening Access among Lower Socio-Economic Groups in Higher Education: A European funded approach. Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning 5(2): 46 – 49.
Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S (2004). Changing Cultural Attitudes Towards Graduates in SMEs to Stimulate Regional Innovation. Journal of Industry and Higher Education. 19 (4)
Bowen, E. Price, T. Lloyd, S. and Thomas, S. (2005) ‘Improving the Quantity and Quality of Attendance Data to Enhance Student Retention’ International Journal of Further and Higher Education, Vol 29 (4) November 2005, pp 375-38
Bowen E, Lloyd S, Thomas S (2005) Embedding Personal Development Planning into the Curriculum via a Key Skills Assignment. International Journal of Engineering Education. Vol. 21 (6)
Bowen, E., Prior, J., Lloyd, S., Thomas, S., and Newman-Ford, L.E. (2007) Engineering more Engineers – Bridging the Mathematics and Careers Advice Gap. Journal of the Higher Education Academy Engineering subject Centre, Vol 2 (1), 23-32.
Newman-Ford, L.E, Lloyd, S., and Thomas, S. (2007) Evaluating the performance of engineering undergraduates who entered without A-level mathematics via a specialist six-week “bridging technology” programme. Journal of the Higher Education Academy Engineering subject Centre, Vol 2, ( 2), 33-43
Newman-Ford, L.E., Fitzgibbon, K., Lloyd, S., and Thomas, S. (2008) A large-scale investigation into the relationship between attendance and attainment: a study using an innovative, electronic attendance monitoring system. Studies in Higher Education, 33 (6), 699-717.
Newman-Ford, L.E., Lloyd, S., and Thomas, S. (2008) An investigation into the effects of gender, prior academic achievement, place of residence, age and attendance on first-year undergraduate attainment. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 1 (1), 13-28.
Newman-Ford, L.E., Lloyd, S., and Thomas, S, (2008) Network75: Raising the skills and employability of undergraduate engineers. Journal of the Engineering Education Scheme in Wales, 12. p.16.
Newman-Ford, L.E., Lloyd, S., and Thomas, S (2009) Impacts of a Bursary and Attendance Monitoring on the retention of widening participation students during the Early Years of Engineering, Technology and Mathematics Degree Courses –Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 12 (1) 30-54
Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S. (2003) Broadening Access: The Freshstart Experience The Learning Conference, Institute of Education, London.
Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S. (2003) Key Skill Assessment of Engineering Undergraduates in Higher Education: A European funded Project Approach International Conference on Engineering Education, Valencia, Spain.
Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S (2004). Changing Cultural Attitudes Towards Graduates in SMEs to Stimulate Regional Innovation Technology Transfer and Innovation, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Bowen, E. Price, T. J. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S (2004). The Attendance Register as an Aid to Adult Learner Success The Learning Conference, Havana, Cuba.
Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S. (2005) Personal Development Planning: How do I learn how to learn? International Conference on Engineering Education, Gliwice, Poland.
Newman-Ford, L.E., and Hawker, S.L. (2007), Network75: A combined work and study route. CRAC: The Career Development Organisation, Warwickshire.
Newman-Ford, L.E., Lloyd, S., Thomas, S.L., and Prior, D.J. (2009) Electronic Attendance Monitoring: An academic perspective and a practical solution. Attendance Matters? Purpose, Policy and Practice. Southampton Solent University.
Akinbami Akinwale, Hasan Al-Madfai, Steve Lloyd, Steve Lakin and Steve Thomas
(2010) Application of Hierarchical Profiling Approach in the Field of Energy Management
Jones, L. Williams, T. Lloyd, S. Thomas, S (2012) RICS Cobra Conference, Las
Vegas, USA. Perceptions in construction to the educational needs of employees.
Lloyd, S. and Bowen, E. (2005) ‘Embedding a PDP Module into the Curriculum’ Engineering Subject Centre Workshop (PDP’S) The Higher Education Academy, University of Birmingham
Bowen, E. Lloyd, S. (2005). Embedding Personal Development Planning into the Curriculum via a Key Skills Assignment. Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN) Best Practice Case Study.
Newman-Ford, L.E., Lloyd, S., and Thomas, S, (2007) Enhancing the employability of Business graduates: An EU funded placement programme. Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance Magazine, Higher Education Academy.
Newman-Ford, L.E., Lloyd, S., and Thomas, S, (2008) Improving the performance and progression of Business degree students using electronic attendance monitoring, Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance Magazine, Higher Education Academy.
Newman-Ford, L.E., Lloyd, S., and Thomas, S, (2008) Successfully won a bid for £3,500 from the Higher Education Academy’s Engineering Subject Centre to undertake mini-project research into work based learning, enterprise and employability.
Institute of Mechanical Engineers
Higher Education Academy
I am a director and owner of Network75 Ltd which provides training and consultancy for the water industry across the UK.
Engineering Education and Energy Management
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