Tom Ward

Project & Portfolio Officer - Sdhsep

Research, Innovation and Impact Services

I provide administrative support to the Applied Research Centres in the Faculty of Business, Education and Law: the Institute for Education Policy Research (IEPR) and the Centre for Applied Business Research (CABR).

I support the faculty in terms of web authoring, asset management of software and copy editing.

Professional memberships and activities

I am one of the university's members of the Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE).

Academic qualifications

ILM Certificate Effective Practice in First Line Management, 2009

PG Dip Computing, Staffordshire University, 2006

BA (Hons) History/German Studies, University of Wales Lampeter, 1996


  • Budget monitoring and forecasting using Oracle Financials and Excel

  • Project administration, including assisting with bids and proposals, liaising with project funders and checking final reports

  • Development and maintenance of web sites using Adobe Dreamweaver and Tridion

  • Course management in terms of maintaining course web pages and application links

  • Organisation of events such as conferences, seminars and symposia

  • Copy editing, layout and typesetting (using Adobe InDesign), and proof reading

Enterprise and commercial interests


Providing administrative support for:


Assisting with the organisation of the:

  • FACE Conference 2009

  • British Psychological Society Psychology of Education Section Conference 2007


Layout, typesetting and proof reading of:

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