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Sarah Gibbons

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Management


on the Multidisciplinary Master’s Course (MDM). This involves working with both full time and part time students and colleagues across the university to identify, negotiate and manage students' work-based projects and their corresponding placements.  For full time students this involves supporting them in finding and managing their placements; with the part time students this often involves liaising with sponsoring organisations/employers and agreeing a more flexible approach.  She is responsible for the module’s quality assurance (including assessment brief, ethical approval, marking and moderation, liaising with external examiner and exam board preparation).   She also co-ordinates the academic tutors (the subject specialists) to ensure consistency.

In September 2016 Sarah joined NBS as an Academic Mentor within the Personalisation team supporting first and second years in their transition into University and enabling them to reach their full potential. In addition, she acts as an Experiential Learning Tutor on the BABM (In Company) programme supporting the team in developing and delivering learning interventions that support the development of learners on the programme.

Career overview

11/2006 – 01/2015 - Part-Time roles across The University of Derby

05/2013 – 01/2015

Programme Leader: BA Applied Business and Management - Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP); As well as managing programme induction she module led the 40cr work-based investigation module involving two day delivery with students designing and completing an investigation around their workplace.  She also programme managed the MSc in Business and Reward Management, again run collaboratively with CIPP.

09/2012 – 01/2015

Hourly paid lecturer; tutoring on two core modules within the Business School: Enhancing Personal Leadership (1st Year) and Employability and Personal Development Planning (2nd Year).

09/2011 – 06/2013

Senior Lecturer: School of Education; Module Leader for a first and third year module. All modules were either developing a student's academic study skills or their employability and reflective practices.

08/2008 – 07/2011

Programme Leader: Foundation Degree in Applied Aviation Studies - RAF; Oversaw the collaborative Foundation Degree, co-ordinating the programme team as point of contact for the RAF.  Responsible for the programme’s quality assurance, chairing course committees and presenting results at exam boards.  Managed the assessment processes to ensure compliance with University regulations.

11/2006 – 07/2011

Senior Lecturer: Lifelong Learning Scheme (LLLS); Had a caseload of undergraduate and postgraduate learners who studied at a distance, negotiating and designing their programmes of study around their workplace.

07/2002 – 09/2006 (Full & Part-Time)                University of Nottingham

Business Development Officer; provided a proactive institutional focus for work experience and engaged the regional business community to promote the employment of the University’s students and graduates. Liaised with academics from across the University to source business support for short term placement requirements for their students. Handled and dealt with enquiries from businesses to promote vacancies with the University.

02/1999 – 06/2002 (Full-Time)                          University of Derby

Careers Advisor; Responsible for careers guidance work with students to develop their employability and career management skills. Additionally module leader on the Career Management Studies route.