Aaron Saxton (Sax)

Aaron Saxton (Sax)

Director of Disruptive Learning University Academy 92

As a leader of modern education and national ambassador for teaching, Aaron Saxton (aka Sax) joined University Academy 92 (UA92) as the Director of Disruptive Learning in the summer of 2021. 

Believed to be one of the first roles of its kind in Higher Education in the UK, Sax will take on the role which aims to further enhance UA92’s already innovative approach to education by ensuring it has the right academic offer that empowers careers and opportunities as well as enabling and inspiring students from all backgrounds. Sax’s key roles are to launch UA92’s apprenticeship programme, develop the digital strategy for learning and development and lead UA92’s distinctive approach to Character and Personal Development.

In the short space of time Sax has been at UA92, he has been pivotal in securing and winning a £2m capital funding bid from the Office for Students to launch a world leading digital academy. The Digital Academy will deliver enhanced and cutting-edge learning in an employer led, industry co-developed curriculum designed to prepare, educate and develop people of all backgrounds for a digital career. 

The academy will be a digital ecosystem dedicated to digital learning and development, leadership and enterprise. It will include two specialist studios, a robotics lab, multiple flexible mobile digitally enabled learning studios and an immersive video environment. Fully accredited computer science degrees, degree apprenticeships and professional body certified short courses will include DevOps, Cloud, Linux, data science, cyber security, AR, VR and AI.

Aaron believes that in order to improve the digital skills labour market there needs to be significant investment in the talent of the future. We need to be brave, bold and disruptive in our approach.

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Friday 25/03/2022

From 11:45 To 12:10

03/25/2022 11:45 03/25/2022 12:10 Evolving Higher Education: Levelling up and social mobility in the digital era Join Isobelle, Head of Recruitment and Admissions, and Sax, Director of Disruptive Learning at UA92 for a dynamic two-part session, deep diving into two core parts of its mission: 

Levelling up in action through the lens of a deliberately different approach to student recruitment. To reach young people in the more deprived post codes, breaking down the barriers that exist around Higher Education and building confidence and aspiration with an audience that is currently being left behind, to unlock their greatness and instil in them the confidence and belief that they can make it for real at UA92. 

The second part of the session will give an insight into part of UA92’s mission to drive digital inclusion, creating a digital environment that inspires and prepares all students from all backgrounds and communities with the digital skills and confidence required to be successful in the 21st century workplace and step change social mobility.

Themes: Inclusion, Futures, Skills
ExCeL London

ExCeL London

"Evolving Higher Education: Levelling up and social mobility in the digital era"

Aaron Saxton (Sax) Isobelle Panton
Time and date

Friday 25/03/2022

From 11:45 To 12:10

03/25/2022 11:45 03/25/2022 12:10 Evolving Higher Education: Levelling up and social mobility in the digital era Join Isobelle, Head of Recruitment and Admissions, and Sax, Director of Disruptive Learning at UA92 for a dynamic two-part session, deep diving into two core parts of its mission: 

Levelling up in action through the lens of a deliberately different approach to student recruitment. To reach young people in the more deprived post codes, breaking down the barriers that exist around Higher Education and building confidence and aspiration with an audience that is currently being left behind, to unlock their greatness and instil in them the confidence and belief that they can make it for real at UA92. 

The second part of the session will give an insight into part of UA92’s mission to drive digital inclusion, creating a digital environment that inspires and prepares all students from all backgrounds and communities with the digital skills and confidence required to be successful in the 21st century workplace and step change social mobility.

Themes: Inclusion, Futures, Skills
ExCeL London
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