Nicola Sandford

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Job title

Senior Lecturer for Finance and Accounting

Academic qualifications

BA (Hons) Business Enterprise Degree (1st Class), AAT, FHEA, PGCert, Accounting and Finance MSc


0121 604 1000


I have worked within the Finance sector for over 20 years, working in the UK and Overseas, I have worked for UCB for the past 18 years both within the finance department as a support member of staff and undertaking a teaching role within UCB's Business School academic team since September 2016. Through my years of experience, I have great knowledge and experience of finance within fast-paced organisations.

I am a versatile and result oriented academic professional with a proven track record of comprehensive teaching and academic management experience. I have proven track record of developing exceptional relationships with students, peers, and senior management to provide sustainable academic solutions. I have excellent teamworking and organisational skills with strong expertise in Accounting and Finance.

Throughout the past 4 years I have been actively involved in the strategic direction of the Finance and Accounting program with the current senior lecturer, which includes conducting clearing interviews and recruitment of new students, curriculum development, mentoring, coaching and supervision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate research projects.


IFD Level 3 Introduction to Finance, Finance for Enterprise, Principles of Finance, Enterprise Risk Management, Accountants in Business Organisations, Management Accounting, Entrepreneurial Project, Research Project, Financial Management, Professional Practice, Financial Strategy, CMDA Financial Accounting.

Research interests

Engage in Enterprise / Entrepreneurial development.

Mental Health and Wellbeing and the impact on student Engagement, Retention and Graduate outcomes.

External engagements

Attending conference on the continual changes in the HE sectors

Working alongside Industry Experts to embed the knowledge and Industry needs within the program

Students at UCB

Business School

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