Prof Helen O’Sullivan

Prof Helen O’Sullivan

Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost University of Chester

As Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor O’Sullivan is responsible for providing strategic leadership of the academic function of the University, including the development of the academic portfolio, enhancement of the teaching and learning experience and leadership of the Deans. She joined Chester on 1st April 2021 and before that was Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) at Keele University.

Helen graduated in molecular biology at the University of Liverpool before taking a PhD in bacterial genetics and has a Personal Chair in Medical Education. Her subsequent interested in how developments in digital education can support social learning as well as developing flexible, online and transnational education led to her appointment as Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Online Learning at Liverpool.

Helen is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Association for Leaning Technology (ALT), has just finished a term as a member of the Advance HE Board and is Co-Convener of Advance HE’s DVC/PVC Network.


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Friday 25/03/2022

From 11:15 To 12:15

03/25/2022 11:15 03/25/2022 12:15 Riding the Wave: Providing high quality education across borders

In collaboration with UUK

How can we manage transnational education exports in a post-pandemic landscape, where students expect more flexible options than ever? We will explore this topic from a policy level through to a practical level, exploring how the Higher Education sector can collaborate to benefit from opportunities and overcome challenges in transnational online learning.

This session will explore themes related to providing education digitally across borders. UUKi’s research shows that, at the height of the pandemic, there could have been in excess of 400,000 students studying UK Higher Education programmes digitally across borders. Transnational online Higher Education has a huge capacity to widen access to education globally, but this mode of education comes with its own set of challenges. In this session we will explore what solutions technology can offer to three groups of challenges:
 

  1. Information and Data: How can technology help us improve our understanding of the student experience and student outcomes of those students studying digitally across borders?
  2. Quality: How can technology help ensure that all students get a high-quality educational experience regardless of where or how they study?
  3. Access: How can technology widen access to high quality higher education for particular population groups?

A common thread also running through all three questions is the challenge of communicating value to stakeholders. Through the discussion we hope to contribute to the UK Higher Education sector’s debate on developing and communicating a narrative of quality digital education that supports access to Higher Education globally

There are limited spaces within this session, to join please contact our Community Manager here and state which roundtable you are interested in attending.
ExCeL London

ExCeL London

"Riding the Wave: Providing high quality education across borders"

Prof Helen O’Sullivan
Time and date

Friday 25/03/2022

From 11:15 To 12:15

03/25/2022 11:15 03/25/2022 12:15 Riding the Wave: Providing high quality education across borders

In collaboration with UUK

How can we manage transnational education exports in a post-pandemic landscape, where students expect more flexible options than ever? We will explore this topic from a policy level through to a practical level, exploring how the Higher Education sector can collaborate to benefit from opportunities and overcome challenges in transnational online learning.

This session will explore themes related to providing education digitally across borders. UUKi’s research shows that, at the height of the pandemic, there could have been in excess of 400,000 students studying UK Higher Education programmes digitally across borders. Transnational online Higher Education has a huge capacity to widen access to education globally, but this mode of education comes with its own set of challenges. In this session we will explore what solutions technology can offer to three groups of challenges:
 

  1. Information and Data: How can technology help us improve our understanding of the student experience and student outcomes of those students studying digitally across borders?
  2. Quality: How can technology help ensure that all students get a high-quality educational experience regardless of where or how they study?
  3. Access: How can technology widen access to high quality higher education for particular population groups?

A common thread also running through all three questions is the challenge of communicating value to stakeholders. Through the discussion we hope to contribute to the UK Higher Education sector’s debate on developing and communicating a narrative of quality digital education that supports access to Higher Education globally

There are limited spaces within this session, to join please contact our Community Manager here and state which roundtable you are interested in attending.
ExCeL London
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