Nina Cupric

Academic Developer

Academic Quality and Development

I support on course design, including the design sprint process, support and guidance creation, and working closely with colleagues across the institution. I have a keen interest in inclusive education and developing spaces for honest conversations focused on enhancement.

Prior to joining Staffordshire University, I was Vice President Education at the University of Derby for 2 consecutive terms. During my tenure, I had particular focus on student engagement within the deliberative structure and was involved with the development of the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy.

I was involved on work related to gaining the SOS-UK Responsible Futures institutional accreditation, as well as working on embedding the UN Sustainable Development Goals within the curriculum.

Nationally and internationally, I am a Reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), engaging with reviews both in England and internationally as part of the International Quality Review Process. I have been a Student Panel Member for the 2023 round of TEF, and both roles have provided me with experience of different approaches to Higher Education.

Academic qualifications

BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Derby


  • Higher education learning and teaching
  • Curriculum development
  • Student engagement
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