I am Academic Curriculum Manager in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology where I teach and research in the fields of hydraulics, environmental engineering and pedagogy. In this role, I work with the Head of School and manage the School’s portfolio of academic programmes and student learning experience
I moved to the UK from Nigeria in 1979 and attended Norwich College of Further and Higher Education, England for my A levels. I hold a PhD in Civil Engineering from Birmingham University, after achieving my first degree in Civil Engineering at the same University. I started my career in higher education (HE), in 1987, as a visiting fellow and an Engineering Mathematics tutor at Robinson College, University of Cambridge while, at the same time, I was a researcher in the Engineering Department at University of Cambridge. In 1988, I was appointed as a lecturer at Abertay University, which was then a College.
I would encourage him – and everyone for that matter - to take any opportunity to develop your skills. Be determined to succeed and do not be afraid of change. Embrace change and ask for feedback, as required. Above all, be very reflective and find yourself a very good coach or mentor, as required. All of us have the capacity to succeed.