Anshul Lau

Digital Academic Developer

Academic Quality and Development

Currently, I am the Team Lead at Teaching Innovation and Learning Enhancement (TILE) Hub at Staffordshire University. Throughout my career, my focus has been on fostering excellence in digital learning ecosystems. I strive for a seamless and enriching educational journey for learners, aligning digital learning services with the university's teaching and learning ambitions. Over the years, I have collaborated with a diverse range of stakeholders, developing, maintaining, and enhancing digital learning services.

My role at TILE has provided me with the opportunity to build and nurture a cohesive team, and cultivate expertise among colleagues, benefiting both staff and students. The hub's purview extends from curriculum design to digital learning, flexible and online learning (Staffs Online), simulation, and immersive learning. My professional journey includes successful project leadership at various Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) institutions, leading projects from the exploratory stages, through piloting, evaluation, and implementation. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT). My academic background includes an MSc in Digital Education from the University of Edinburgh, providing me with comprehensive knowledge of contemporary teaching and learning developments. This, combined with my personal experience in online distance learning, equips me with valuable insights for enhancing institutional digital learning practices.

I also bring unique qualifications to the table, being a certified Lego Serious Play Facilitator, which allows me to encourage creative problem-solving and foster collaboration among teams. Additionally, I am currently pursuing the Data Science and AI Educators programme from the Alan Turing Institute. This advanced training, coupled with my commitment to continuous learning, enables me to contribute innovative insights and strategies to the evolving digital learning landscape. I see myself as a creative technology and education leader, with an unwavering focus on improving the student learning experience. As I continue my journey at Staffordshire University, I remain committed to driving innovation and excellence in digital learning.

Professional memberships and activities

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), Advance HE Certified Member of Association for Learning Technology (CMALT)

Academic qualifications

MSc Digital Education - University of Edinburgh

MSc IHRM - Manchester Metropolitan University

Data Science and AI Educators Programme - The Alan Turing Institute

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021