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
PgD Computing for Business – Staffordshire University
BSc(Hons) Media Technology – Staffordshire University
Usability and User Experience
Technology Project Management
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.
Web Application Programming
Skills Portfolio and Career Planning
Core Skills: Primary Research
Reflections of DTS students at the Edge Project UVAC – Middlesex University March 2020