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Alastair Robertson

Alastair Robertson

Role: Director of Teaching and Learning Enhancement, Abertay University

Dr Alastair Robertson is Director of Teaching and Learning Enhancement at Abertay University with responsibility for overseeing the institution’s Enhancement strategy and related plans. Prior to joining Abertay in 2013, Alastair worked for a number of years supporting quality enhancement at the national level through positions at the Higher Education Academy (2005-13) and QAA Scotland (2003-05). He is Vice Chair of the Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee (SHEEC) and his experience extends to a number of areas influencing the student learning experience with particular interests in national HE policy development (most recently the TEF), strategic change and student engagement. His academic background is in solid state chemistry.

“The Sticky Campus”; improving our students’ sense of belonging through active learning, coffee and...

2018 promises to be an exciting and challenging year for universities and the Higher Education sector. Among the many less than positive news, there are also successful practices that make our universities stand out in the way in which they support their students’ experience, widen access and participation, and support their mental health and wellbeing. The ‘Sticky Campus’ at Abertay University is one such example. As Robertson explains and describes, the concept is simple and yet complex in its operationalisation.