Hello, I’m Chris. I was appointed to the role of First Campus Director following our 2019 restructure but have a long and varied relationship with the partnership having worked in three roles across two of our employing universities. In that time (more than a decade!) I’ve worked with schools, communities and identified vulnerable groups such as care experienced young people and led our family learning and post-16 agendas.
I have a background in teaching with PGCEs in Primary and Post Compulsory Education and Training and care passionately about the widening access agenda in Wales. I am extremely proud of the work that we do to tackle some of society’s inequalities.
Outside work I love nothing more than exploring the great outdoors, whether its leisurely family walks in our beautiful local countryside (building dens, skimming stones and climbing trees along the way) or more strenuous challenges such as climbing the three peaks or coast to coast bike rides, I take every chance I can to enjoy nature’s playground.