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Stuart Norton

Stuart Norton

Senior Adviser (Learning and Teaching),
Advance HE

Stuart is a Senior Adviser (Learning and Teaching) with Advance HE; Advance HE was created in March 2018 through the merger of the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE). Stuart has worked in academia since 2003 where he has undertaken a range of managerial and leadership roles including; Portfolio Lead, Head of Academic Department, and Director of the Institute of Professional Policing at Buckinghamshire New University. A key focus of Stuart’s approach has been on strategies for improving the student experience and fostering a partnership approach to learning. A winner of student led teaching awards, Stuart is passionate about creating learning opportunities that develop and support all students. Since joining Advance HE Stuart has led on a number of learning and teaching projects both in the UK and internationally, with specific employability initiatives undertaken with over a dozen HEIs in addition to projects with the Department of International Trade (Egypt) and the British Council (Sub Saharan Africa).

  • Understanding how the HEA framework for embedding employability provides the opportunities for graduates to successfully transition into employment
  • Outlining the cyclical process that is key to embedding employability through defining employability, auditing and mapping, prioritising actions and measuring impact
  • Using the framework to enhance student success by applying the principles in practice through inclusivity, collaboration and engagement
  • Ensuring employability is at the forefront of institutional policy and embedded in the curriculum, teaching and culture of the institution