I have been a Personal Tutor to individual students since 2001, mentoring over thirty students to the completion of their degrees. In 2001-2 academic year I was the deputy Admissions Tutor for Computer Science and Information Technology degrees, and then Admissions Tutor from October 2002 to September 2004. In 2001-3 I arranged the Computer Science research seminars in the School, raising their profile from poorly-attended occasional events to a weekly well-attended format. In 2005 I became the Senior Tutor of the School of Systems Engineering, running the Personal Tutor system throughout the School and taking on the personal tutoring of students with particular difficulties as well as providing interim support for colleagues and short term extra help for students. On my return to Reading in October 2007, I will become the Programme Director for our Information Technology degrees, overseeing the staff and content of existing degrees (including four joint programmes with the Business School) as well as for developing new degree courses in this area, such as a proposed Software Engineering degree.
I have been involved in developing documentation for both internal and external teaching quality reviews, including successful applications for continued BCS accreditation for our degree courses.
I was the Honorary Secretary of Reading AUT (the UK HE academic professional association and trade union, now merged into the UCU) for eighteen months from 2001-2003 and then an Ordinary Committee Member for a further three years. During this time I regularly served as one of Reading's delegates to AUT Council, the policy-setting conference of the union.