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22 – 24, 2023

OEB speaker Andy Clegg

Andy Clegg

Interim Head of Academic Development, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Andy utilises over 30 years of Higher Education (HE) and industry experience to bring currency, legitimacy, and credibility to the student experience. As a Senior Fellow and National Teaching Fellow, Andy has a demonstrable track record of leading strategic change and delivering real enhancement to learning and teaching through innovative approaches to curriculum design and crafting creative solutions to contemporary agendas and ‘wicked’ problems across the HE sector. Andy delivers high quality pedagogic enhancement in partnership with students, staff and employers through the provision of transformative Continuing Professional Development (CPD) aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and the mentoring of staff to support inspirational learning and teaching. Drawing on specialisms in curriculum design, student engagement, education for sustainable development, work-based learning, statistical literacy, technology enhanced learning and the strategic design and delivery of active blended learning.

Andy is an advocate for play and creativity in HE and is a certificated facilitator of the Lego Serious Play® (LSP) Methodology. He uses this approach to craft more playful, tactile, auditory, and visual approaches to learning, drawing on the real-time use of LSP and the power of metaphor and storytelling as a ‘complexity killer’ to engage students in learning and teaching.

Andy has been described as ‘one of the most innovative and enterprising academics working in the field of employer engagement’ and has nationally championed the employability agenda. As an early adopter of employability pedagogies, his record of industry engagement and leadership has served to strengthen sector credibility with employers. Allowing him to unlock and map pedagogic opportunities with industry partners to make student learning ‘real’ through applied and action-based approaches to learning and teaching which, underpinned by an invaluable industry context, stimulates and inspires learning and enhances student employability. As Professional Development Lead at the University of Portsmouth, responsible for the University’s accredited provision, Andy champions the UKPSF and staff engagement with Fellowship. He believes in a relational and curatorial approach to mentoring and works to create inclusive cultures where staff have the opportunity to engage with emergent pedagogies, thus enhancing their confidence, self-efficacy and pedagogic competencies within safe, aspirational spaces for engagement, collaboration, self-discovery and personal reflection.

Andy is currently leading on enABLe, the University of Portsmouth's approach to supporting a team-based approach to learning design. Andy was instrumental in helping to shape and develop the overall enABLe initiative, designing the activities within the enABLe toolkit. As Master enABLEr, Andy works with the facilitation teams across the University and is currently developing a methodology to track the impacty of enABLe.