Dr Rob Boast

Academic Staff

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students)

Rob joined the senior management team at BGU in November 2017, firstly in the role of Executive Dean for Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement, and now as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students).

Rob leads on all aspects of the academic learning, teaching and student experience, both on-campus and also through collaborative arrangements with educational and business partners.  His focus is on supporting academic staff to deliver inspirational teaching, an excellent student learning experience and meaningful student engagement.  Through his role he has direct oversight of the Centre for Enhancement in Learning and Teaching, the Library, Student Advice, UK and International Partnerships.

Prior to joining BGU, Rob worked at Staffordshire University, where he was most recently Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching. Rob is recognised as an innovator in higher education practice. He has a particular specialism in problem-based learning and practical scholarship, personalised learner support and innovative course development across a range of disciplines.

A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he has also championed the introduction of technology-enhanced learning and creation of new employer engagement and student employability opportunities.