Wed

Feb 28

12:30 - 14:00

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NUCAM: Coaching and Mentoring to Support Learning and Development

Wed

Feb 28

12:30 - 14:00

Available to Cost
Members Free
Non Members prices start from Free
Type of event
Virtual
VISIT EVENT SITE

We’re delighted to welcome Gill Bradley ( Newcastle College) and Emma Hill ( Liverpool John Moore’s University) to explore the challenges and opportunities of coaching and mentoring to support a variety of learners engaged in both further and higher education. Gill and Emma will share their individual research projects based on their experiences of working with coaching and mentoring to support student learning and development. Their research highlights the benefits of creating trusting relationships with learners to open up about the challenges and vulnerabilities of learning. They also explore the need to have all parties and stakeholders involved in organisational coaching and mentoring aligned to the needs and expectations for the interventions to be successful. Both cases touch on the tensions between organisational KPIs and how less tangible benefits of coaching or mentoring may be recognised. These case studies have relevance and resonance for coaching and mentoring in many other organisational contexts beyond educational settings.

About Gill Bradley

For 20 years Gill has worked within student support roles in the North East of England. Situated within secondary, further and higher education provisions these have included leading pastoral, welfare, safeguarding and learning enhancement services.

Currently the Academic Achievement Coordinator for NCG (Newcastle College Group) she has responsibility for managing the Academic Support Service across Newcastle College, Kidderminster College and Carlisle College. A graduate of the 2023 M.Sc. Coaching and Mentoring cohort at Newcastle University, Gill’s passion is exploring how coaching and mentoring in college based higher education can enhance student experience, addressing vulnerability, inequality and student agency.

Dr Emma Hill, Head of Apprenticeships: Liverpool Business School. Liverpool John Moores University

Emma recently joined LMJU (in Sept 2023), moving on from her role as Associate Head of School for Quality at Coventry University, where she also ran the apprenticeships in environment and sustainability.

Her new role entails ensuring that apprenticeships are compliant with a number of external regulatory frameworks. Critical to this is ensuring that teaching, learning and assessment on these programmes is excellent. Through the MSc in Coaching & Mentoring and working closely with both PG and UG apprentices Emma has become increasingly passionate about ensuring that apprentices are appropriately supported – going beyond ensuring compliance with the rules. Apprentices face unique challenges that their managers, work based mentors and often academics do not fully understand – because apprenticeship study is beyond their experience. As a result Emma has started to develop her research in this area to understand how apprentices experience their apprenticeship are but also the experiences of their academic mentors and how this can be improved.

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