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Sally Alsford is a Senior Lecturer in Teaching and Learning with the Educational Development Unit at the University of Greenwich, where she works on cross-university initiatives and coordination in the area of new arrival, transition and retention and personal tutoring. She has conducted research in these areas and led on a range of pilot and other projects, and on the development of new university policy.
Sally has a particular interest in student experience and in partnership and co-creation with students and is responsible for the Educational Development Unit (EDU) Student Forum which she founded in September 2010. In 2013 this will become the Greenwich Graduate Student Network.
Her research interests, conference contributions and recent publications lie in these areas.
Sally acts as critical friend to the School of Education, working with academic teams on curriculum design and delivery; she also teaches on the PGCert. in Higher Education.
Sally was previously a member of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Greenwich where she was programme leader for the Theology/religion and Humanities degrees, and New Arrivals Coordinator for the School.
Alsford, S. & Rose, C. 2013 (in review) Practice and policy – cross-institutional change to enhance induction and transition.
(forthcoming) Alsford, S. & Eustance, C. 2013 Mapping transition: an interactive workshop. Clark, R., Andrew, J. & Thomas, L (eds). Compendium of Effective Practice: Proven ways to improve student retention and success – 2nd Edition. York: HEA, Paul Hamblyn, Hefce, Action on Access.
Alsford, S. 2012 What are our students hoping for? Educational Development Unit, [blog] 2nd November, Available at: http://blogs.gre.ac.uk/ed/2012/11/02/what-are-our-students-hoping-for/ [Accessed:10/11/2012].
Alsford, S. (2012) An Educational Development Student Forum : working partnerships with students. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Vol4, No 2 : 186-202.
Alsford, S. 2012 The Greenwich Graduate – Engaging with Students. Compass : the journal of Learning and Teaching at the University of Greenwich. 4 (January 2012): 1-8
Alsford, S. 2011 Moving from “induction” to “transition”, Stepping Stones 2STEM, National HE STEM Programme Briefing Document 2 (April 2011), p.6. Bournemouth University.
2010 Freshers’ refreshers: encouraging students to reflect on transition, Supporting the First Year Student Experience through the use of Learning Technologies. Ed. K. Anagnostopoulou and D. Parma, on behalf of the ELFYSE Special Interest Group. Middlesex Uni. and HEA.
PGCE 1994 Thames Polytechnic
PhD 1987 Theology, University of Durham.
BA (Hons.) (First Class) 1980 Theology, London School of Theology.