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Dr Andrew Holmes

Post Nominals MSc, BSc, PGCE. SFHE, MIQA
Biography Andrew has worked in higher education for over 20 years, including working with a wide range of external partner organizations, both public, NHS, private and not-for-profit sectors to develop, accredit and/or directly deliver work-based learning, training and higher education programmes of learning. He has worked with both SMEs and larger organisations (e.g. Corus Cogifer, Kimberly Clarke plc) to develop programmes of work-based learning, primarily in the area of management and leadership, quality management systems improvement, problem-solving and critical thinking, project management and lean manufacturing.

Andrew is a keen, friendly and enthusiastic facilitator with extensive experience and expertise in/of the design, development and delivery of higher education courses, including work-based and higher-level vocational learning and Adult education, lifelong learning and accredited Liberal Adult Education programmes.

He was the network convenor for the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL Administration Network from 2001-2011. He has developed and taught on a wide-range of university programmes, including: overseas MBAs, work-based learning with private and public-sector organizations, short-courses, foundation awards, and undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. He is passionate about encouraging every learner's development of applied skills, theoretical and tacit knowledge for the workplace and life and encouraging independent learning.

Andrew has not inconsiderable experience of developing accredited work-based learning programmes and modules, of enterprise and entrepreneurship courses and of Adult education pedagogy/heautagogy.

Andrew is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, an International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme Fellow, member of the IQA, an NGCE Enterprise Educator and holds the D32/D34 NVQ assessor/internal verifier qualifications. He has previously been the faculty Director of Teaching and Learning and a Programme Director and has presented at numerous Adult-Education and Lifelong-Learning conferences in the UK.

Andrew has managed externally funded research projects, including European Social Fund and, YHELLN ones. He was responsible for developing and implementing the University Foundation Award (UFA progamme) of accreditation for part-time courses, which ran for over 20 years and allowed thousands of people in our region to access part-time higher education courses and become students of the university of Hull.

Andrew is a Director and Trustee of the charity Hull and East Yorkshire Children's University and has worked with and supported their work for over 15 years.

He is an active member of the University's Enactus Steering Group

As of the 2021-2022 academic year he is a Faculty representative on Senate and Programme Director for the School of Education's BA Education Studies.
Research Interests My main research interest is assessment in higher education, and how assessment and assessment feedback may impact on students' approach to learning, particularly their use of a surface or deep approach to learning and their utilization of feedback to inform future learning. I am am also interested in learner autonomy and learner independence and how we can develop independence and autonomy.
Teaching and Learning Programme Director for BA Education Studies.
I teach across a range of levels from Foundation Year to Masters.
FY Supervisor/tutor
UG Research methods (evening FD).
UG Ethics and the Moral Maze
UG Placements module
UG Dissertation (Evening)
Supervise Hong Kong dissertation students
M Contemporary and Critical Perspectives (evening and daytime)
UG and M dissertation supervision.
Personal Supervisor.
PhD/EdD supervisor/examiner

Have previously taught courses including enterprise and entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, problem solving, project management, study skills, leadership and management, customer service, quality systems management, problem solving, and product/system focused problem solving, project management, key skills development.