Elaine Connolly

Elaine's Profile

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Academic qualifications

Certificate of Education, BA (Hons) Business Enterprise, MCert TLVS and MSc Educational Leadership

Professional recognition / membership

Institute for Learning Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


0121 604 1000


I originally trained as a ladies stylist serving a three year apprenticeship within a leading Birmingham salon. This led onto positions as Colour Director, Senior Stylist, Barber, Salon Manager, and managing my own business. After qualifying as a lecturer, I became Course Tutor within a Further Education College and also worked with Her Majesty’s Prison Service. I joined University College Birmingham (UCB) in 2000. Since starting at UCB I have held Programme Manager and Year Manager roles within both the Further Education and Higher Education sectors.

My key responsibilities include those required to act as Programme Manager, Year Manager, Module Leader, Internal Verifier, Moderator, Mentor and Lecturer. I have many years’ experience providing practical, academic and pastoral support to a range of students.


UCB’s FdA/BA (Hons) programmes.

Research Interests and Scholarly activity

Education, Widening Participation and Social Inclusion.

External engagements

External Examiner: University of South Wales, Undergraduate School of Business.

Department of Creative Services

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