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Mr Nick Adams

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Role at the OU
In my role as Senior Manager (Qualifications) I work closely with academic and support teams in managing and delivering our RSB accredited BSc (Hons) in Biology programme and biology specialism in our BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences degree. I also manage our BSc (Hons) Health Sciences and postgraduate MSc in Mental Health Science programmes.

Module-wise I manage the Non-Accredited Science Learn about courses, as well as the first and second stage Masters in Mental Health Science modules, S826 Introduction to mental health science and SD816 Core topics in mental health science: psychosis and dementia.

I have worked at the OU since 2008 supporting and managing science modules across a range of FHEQ levels. I previously served as Curriculum Manager on the production and first presentation of the multidisciplinary Stage 1 science module S112 Science: concepts and practice, which started for the first time in October 2017.

Education

Master of Biology, MBiol (Hons) in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Bath (2004-08), First
Master of Education (Leadership and Management), The Open University (2014-2017)
APMP (APM Project Management, IPMA Level D, SCQF Level 7, June 2014), Pass

 

Research interests

My particular interests are around leadership in higher education, online learning pedagogy, the role of peer review in distance education and the use of social media to engage students and enquirers. 

Teaching interests

  • Qualification Manager for undergraduate biology and health science, and postgraduate mental health science.
  • S826 Introduction to mental health science - Curriculum Manager
  • SD816 Core topics in mental health science: psychosis and dementia - Curriculum Manager
  • Non-accredited learning (NALs) - Curriculum Manager
  • S112 Science: concepts and practice - production and first presentation Curriculum Manager
  • eSTEeM project with Prof Jim Iley investigating the S112 assessment strategy: student behaviours and subsequent success in higher level study.
  • General interest in learning and teaching of life sciences