Dr Andrea Jackson

Celebrating the University's 'Women of Achievement 2015': Dr Andrea Jackson, Pro-Dean for Student Education, School of Earth and Environment.

Women of Achievement 2015: Dr Andrea Jackson

Dr Jackson has pro-actively led a wide range of academic and student education initiatives for the School, Faculty and University over the last 17 years. In 2013 she was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) recognising the leading role she has taken nationally and internationally in understanding student learning and transition needs. Andrea has also guided education and training provision for the National Centre for Atmospheric Sciences.

Andrea developed Countdown to University Study, an online resource which helps students with their transition from school to university, through enhancing institutional and academic community awareness and inspiring independent learning and critical thinking. Since 2009, the online tool has been used by more than 60% of incoming undergraduate students in the School of Earth and Environment, from 13 different countries. The resource, as a model of best practice, led to Andrea’s University leadership role on Induction and Transition Working Group.

Andrea has held roles as Programme Manager, Director of Student Education, Deputy Head of School and Pro-Dean for Student Education and guided the University Group on the inception and development of Leeds for Life and now she provides University input to the HEA UK Engagement Survey.

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