Following an early career in further education (where I really learned to teach), I joined the University of Birmingham in 1992 to set up and run a new BA in English Language. I pursued a 13 year career as an academic in the School of Humanities, holding various strategic leadership roles, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2004. I was appointed as the University’s Director of Educational Development in 2006. In 2012 I moved to the University of Exeter to take up the position of Head of Education Quality and Enhancement. In January 2016 I set up Corony Edwards Consulting so I could offer my services to the sector as an independent, freelance consultant.
With extensive experience of the higher education sector, in particular, research-intensive universities, my expertise has been recognised through the award of Principal Fellowship of the HEA. I specialise in teaching, learning and education enhancement, advising senior staff and supporting institutions with the design and implementation of teaching and learning strategies and continuing professional development frameworks. I also work directly with teams and individuals, facilitating sessions designed to meet their specific needs. I am skilled at supporting experienced teachers as well as those who are new to teaching. I have significant experience of institutional quality enhancement and assurance activities and external examining. I have initiated and directed numerous projects to enhance the staff and student experience of teaching and learning, including assessment reviews, online student feedback, recognising and rewarding teaching, personal tutoring approaches and collaborative strategy development.
I bring a practical, enthusiastic, and highly professional approach to all of my work. I can be trusted to understand you and your business challenges and to work with you to find solutions that are cost-effective and have the desired outcomes.
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Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy