Robin Oldham

Course Director

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Robin Oldham is Course Director for Computer Science and Digital Apprenticeships at Staffordshire University having worked in Higher Education for 20+ years as a Lecturer, Manager and Technology Professional.

He has demonstrable experience in building strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders in the UK and Overseas. He believes in providing effective information, advice and guidance to help learners identify and achieve their full potential. He has extensive experience of course design, development, validation, delivery and assessment across STEM subject areas in higher education.

My initial is background in the entertainment and leisure industries with stints in theme parks, theatres and circuses before settling into the field of digital media and electronics and then technology training and education. I joined Staffordshire University as a lecturer in Entertainment Technology in 2000 and moved into Computing towards the end of the decade.

Since joining Staffordshire University I have continually worked with other organisations developing partnerships, be that with local and regional schools and colleges or more broadly on the progression to HE agenda.

Professional memberships and activities

Member of the BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Chair and Organiser – Computer Science in Schools Conference 2012-2019

Member of the OCR Computing and IT Forum

Member of the Cambridge Assessment Higher Education Consultative Forum 

Academic qualifications

PgD Computing for Business – Staffordshire University

BSc(Hons) Media Technology – Staffordshire University

Expertise

Digital Apprenticeships

Usability and User Experience

Technology Project Management

Education Collaboration

Enterprise and commercial interests

I develop strong collaborative external relationships. I am an Academic Link Tutor for overseas and UK partners at subject and institutional level, with industry through apprenticeship company links, with the recruitment pipeline at a member of OCR and Cambridge International Assessment forums and as former Chair of the Education Committee of a Multi-Academy Trust.

Teaching

Digital Technologies

Web Application Programming

User Experience

Group Project

Commercial Computing

Skills Portfolio and Career Planning

Core Skills: Primary Research

Publications

Reflections of DTS students at the Edge Project UVAC – Middlesex University March 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020