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