John Hendy

Head Of Digital Pedagogies

Academic Quality and Development

John has worked in further and higher education for 17 years. He has worked as an academic as a lecturer, distance learning tutor and programme manager. The majority of his academic time was spent in the legal field, in particular around criminal law, employment law and student skills development. He has spent most of his time specialising in online and distance learning courses. He has worked with a number of universities and private organisations in developing pedagogies around distance learning. Current projects include creating the Teaching Innovation and Learning Enhancement Hub (TILE), developing digital capabilities of the staff and student body and developing digital pedagogy frameworks to support face to face learning as well as blended and online learning.

Professional memberships and activities

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts Member of the Society for Education & Training

Academic qualifications

  • LLM Medical Law & Ethics PgDip Higher & Professional Education
  • LLB (Hons) Certificate in Education


Digital Pedagogies Distance and Online Learning 

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