About Us


LTQE is supported by a number of colleagues, including:

Dr Marie Stowell, Director of Quality and Educational Development
Marie is a member of the University Executive and leads work on implementing the Learning and Teaching Strategy and Quality Enhancement at institutional level. Working closely with the Directors of Learning, Teaching and Quality Enhancement, and School Quality and Learning and Teaching Co-ordinators, Marie supports the Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee and chairs the Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement Committee within the University. Current priorities include the Resilience, Retention and Realising Potential Project to improve student outcomes through better use of data, strengthening personal academic tutoring and embedding graduate attributes.

Dr Sue Cuthbert, Head of Collaborative Programmes
Sue is a member of the Directorate for Quality and Educational Development and provides central quality oversight for partnerships and collaborative provision across the University, including partnership and course development and review, and co-ordination of related staff development. Working closely both with senior managers in the University and partners and with colleagues at course-level, she supports the implementation of the Collaborative Academic Arrangements Policy and is Vice-Chair for the University’s Collaborative Academic Provision Sub-Committee. She also developed the Policy and Processes for the Management of Placement and Work-Based Learning and advises on its implementation and led a project on ‘Improving Direct Entry Student Experience of Transition to Top-Up/Honours Degree’. 

Current priorities include reviewing quality arrangements for International academic partnerships and working closely with the new Pro-Vice Chancellor Partnerships to improve recruitment and growth in collaborative provision and in the planning group for delivery out of the Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology and new University Centre in Dudley.

Suzanne Horton, Acting Director - Learning, Teaching and Quality Enhancement for the Schools of Arts, Humanities and Education
Suzanne joined the School of Education in 2012 as a senior lecturer and subject lead for Primary English. She moved into the role of Course Leader for the undergraduate teacher training programme and has recently been appointed as the Acting Director of Learning, Teaching and Quality Enhancement for the Schools of Arts, Humanities and Education. Suzanne is currently leading the review of the Personal Academic Tutoring system and the assessment of spelling, punctuation and grammar across the University. She delivers the Assessment and Feedback workshops as part of the Learning Design for Teaching Excellence programme.

Carolyn Moir, Head of Student Evaluation and Enhancement
Carolyn is responsible for the management of student surveys including NSS, CES and PTES, end of module evaluations and associated analysis and distribution of quantitative and qualitative data. She also provides guidance and training on using Power BI for annual evaluation and monitoring purposes. Carolyn also manages and supports a number of internal projects and initiatives looking at student experience and performance against sector data.

Dr Kerry Whitehouse, Director - Learning, Teaching and Quality Enhancement for the Schools of Business, Psychology, and Sport and Exercise Science
Working closely with Heads of Schools and senior management teams, Kerry leads and supports the implementation of University strategy, regulations and policy related to learning, teaching and quality management across Worcester Business School, the Schools of Psychology and Sport. She is Co-Director of the Worcester Scheme, teaches on the PG Cert Learning and Teaching in HE, and leads the University Strategy for Teaching Excellence.

Colleagues in the Academic Quality Unit can be found here.

You may also want to visit our Realising Teaching Excellence blog, which aims to inform colleagues about teaching and learning developments, create dialogue around developing excellence and introduce examples of interesting practice.

For Learning and Teaching enquiries, please contact ltworcester@worc.ac.uk.