Following an early career in the creative industries, Sam has spent the last decade and a half in student-centric leadership positions within a range of higher UK education institutions. As Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Experience at the University of Salford, Sam holds academic oversight for quality and standards of the taught portfolio, Executive responsibility for the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre within the university and Executive responsibility for developing the learning philosophy underpinning the student journey. These responsibilities focus upon enabling student success in the context of performance against student quality metrics to ensure value for money.
Sam also led on the university’s academic response to COVID-19. He has ensured teaching and learning practices have adapted towards delivery of excellent student outcomes, and that institutional practices are reimagined to learn from the pandemic as we tilt towards positive and lasting change.
Alongside work at Salford, Sam continues to work in leadership and thought leadership nationally and internationally, building on a range of external engagements and board experiences.