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UVAC Board Member – Raheel Nawaz

UVAC Board Member – Raheel Nawaz

We are pleased to share the appointment of Staffordshire University‘s Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Raheel Nawaz appointed to the University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC) board of Directors.

Professor Raheel Nawaz is an international thought leader in higher education and industry-academia co-design, who has advised national governments, policy organisations, and parliamentary committees on AI, Digital Education and Work-based Learning. At Staffordshire University he leads transformative action across the university to deliver enhanced academic experience.

With 4 books and over 200 research articles, he ranks among the top-10 most cited scholars in the world in the fields of Applied AI, Digital Education, Educational Data Science, and Digital Transformations.

His sector-leading work on pedagogical design and delivery led to outstanding student outcomes, with first generation university students with minimal prior attainment outperforming graduates of top UK universities (including Oxbridge) in both average salaries and job security; he was awarded National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) for this work. He has advised on the establishment and launch of work-based learning degree programmes across three continents and received Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) for this work.

The impact of his academic leadership has been endorsed by heads of state, government ministers, and industry leaders.

He passionately believes that kindness in the most impactful leadership trait and being an intrinsic giver in life is the most sustainable route to happiness, as outlined in his TEDx talk.

We are delighted to welcome Professor Raheel Nawaz.

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