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Leadership Team

Denis McAuley

Denis McAuley

CertEd MEd

Director of Higher Education both campuses

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Emma Claridge

Emma Claridge

BSc, PGCE, MSc

Programme Area Leader for Higher Education [Easton]

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Hamad Saeed

Hamad Saeed

Starting January 2017

Programme Area Leader for Higher Education [Easton]

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Trish Bradwell

Trish Bradwell

BA (Hons), PGCE, MSc

Lecturer in Teacher Training (Otley)

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Nick Nicholson

Nick Nicholson

BA (Hons), PGCE

Programme Area Leader for Higher Education [Otley]

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Anna Bennett

Anna Bennett

BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA

Programme Area Leader for Higher Education [Easton]

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Denis McAuley

Denis McAuley

CertEd MEd

Director of Higher Education both campuses

Denis has been involved in our teacher training from when we started training teachers in the FE and Skills sector, some twenty years ago. As the Director of HE Denis says: “I am very proud of our partnership with UEA, who validate all our Degree and Foundation Degree programmes and our more recent partnership with the University of Huddersfield who are recognised nationally for their expertise in teacher training in the FE and Skills Sector”. During his own teaching career Denis completed a Master of Education Degree alongside his role in training the next generation of teachers. He was a “founder member” and fellow of Institute for Learning and he is currently a fellow of the Society for Education and Training (SET.)

Contact Denis:
denis.mcauley@eastonotley.ac.uk

Emma Claridge

Emma Claridge

BSc, PGCE, MSc

Programme Area Leader for Higher Education [Easton]

Emma has worked with horses and on a mixed farm from the age of 14. She has experience in a range of land based/equine establishments, Riding School, Livery yards, Stud and Training and Sales centres. Emma studied Horse Care at HND Level at the then Welsh Agricultural College. After graduating she worked with Hunting and Eventing horses until later moving to the Banking industry. Emma’s career in education began at Dunstable College supporting students at the risk of failing and also teaching a range of Science subjects. During this time she found a passion for working within further and higher education where she undertook her PGCE qualifications. A move to Norfolk found Emma in her dream job teaching about animals and horses at Easton and Otley College. Emma has recently completed her MSc in Equine Science at Edinburgh University. Emma’s areas of interest are: Anything feline, breeding and genetics, equine behaviour and training, business and employability.

Contact Emma:
emma.claridge@eastonotley.ac.uk

Hamad Saeed

Hamad Saeed

Starting January 2017

Programme Area Leader for Higher Education [Easton]

Contact Hamad:
hamad.saeed@eastonotley.ac.uk

Trish Bradwell

Trish Bradwell

BA (Hons), PGCE, MSc

Lecturer in Teacher Training (Otley)

Trish holds a BA (Hons) in Language Studies (Essex), Cert Ed in Lifelong Learning (APU), Level 5 Certificate in Continuing Education (Teaching Literacy & ESOL) (Essex), a Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Literacy, Numeracy & ESOL (Lancaster),an MSc in Digital Learning from the University of Edinburgh and QTLS. Trish has worked in education since graduating in 2000. Prior to this she had a varied career which included administration, serving on the house staff of the Governor of Gibraltar, and managing a celebrity restaurant at a premiership football club. Since graduating Trish has taught a range of subjects including Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, English Language & Literature, and Teacher Training programmes at levels from pre-entry to postgraduate. She has a solid grounding in teaching learners with SpLDs. Trish moved into HE from FE in 2008. Research has included the use of iPads in the HE classroom; the use of text-speak in written texts, and the use of blogs as reflective tools. Research interests include gaming for education and critical theory & the internet.

Contact Trish:
trish.bradwell@eastonotley.ac.uk

Nick Nicholson

Nick Nicholson

BA (Hons), PGCE

Programme Area Leader for Higher Education [Otley]

Nick has run his own garden design and landscaping business since 1999, moving from London to Suffolk in 2007. Since becoming Course Leader of Landscape & Garden Design at Easton & Otley College, and achieving a PGCE, he has necessarily scaled this down to fit in with teaching. Nick learned hard and soft landscaping skills working for London-based landscaping companies and underpinned this practical experience by achieving Distinctions in the RHS General examination and a Garden Design Diploma from the English Gardening School at Chelsea. His hands-on approach to running a landscaping business has ensured he is experienced in most aspects of the industry which beneficially informs his teaching. Nick’s experience in earlier careers as a Chartered Surveyor and a spell in the music business, together with his increasing involvement in art and painting, reflect his varied interests and contributes towards a broad-minded and rounded approach to life and learning.

Contact Nick:
nick.nicholson@eastonotley.ac.uk

Anna Bennett

Anna Bennett

BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA

Programme Area Leader for Higher Education [Easton]

Anna is the Programme Area Leader for HE (Easton), overseeing Programmes in Ecology and Conservation, Agriculture and Engineering. Anna graduated from the University of Bristol with BSc (Hons) Zoology and then spent several years working on conservation of Sea Turtles abroad. She is currently studying for an MSc in Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Wildlife Health. Her main area of interest is in conservation. Anna spends any spare time riding around the countryside

Contact Anna:
anna.bennett@eastonotley.ac.uk

Student Officers

Johnathon Byrne

Johnathon Byrne

Student President [Student Forum]

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Rosie Hammond

Rosie Hammond

Student Vice President [Student Forum]

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Johnathon Byrne

Johnathon Byrne

Student President [Student Forum]

Contact Johnathon:
22510@students.eastonotley.ac.uk

Rosie Hammond

Rosie Hammond

Student Vice President [Student Forum]

Contact Rosie:
3013796@students.eastonotley.ac.uk

Teaching Team

Tracy Allin-Baker

Tracy Allin-Baker

HE Lecturer – Equine (Easton)

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James Anderson

James Anderson

BSc (Hons), PGCE

HE Programme Leader – Fisheries

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Dr Iain Barratt

Dr Iain Barratt

BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc, PhD

Module Leader – Cross-Programmes (Easton)

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Russell Board

Russell Board

ASCC, BSc (Hons), MSc

HE Programme Leader: Sports Coaching (Easton)

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Karen Cook

Karen Cook

MVB, MRCVS

HE Programme Leader: Veterinary Nursing

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Lucy Faller-Mead

Lucy Faller-Mead

BS (Hons), PGCE, MSc

Module Leader: ITT (Otley)

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Denise Gibson

Denise Gibson

BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc

HE Programme Leader: Animal Science & Welfare (Otley)

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Sue Grime

Sue Grime

BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc

HE Lecturer

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Kevin  Grout

Kevin Grout

BSc, PGCE

Module Leader: Fisheries

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Ben King

Ben King

BSc (Hons), Cert Ed.

Module Leader: Sports Coaching

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Becci Marchand

Becci Marchand

BSc (Hons), DipCABT, DTLLS

HE Programme Leader: Animal Science and Welfare (Easton)

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Thomas Marsden

Thomas Marsden

BSc (Hons), PGCE, PgC

HE Module Leader: Sports Coaching Science

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Chris Plail

Chris Plail

HE Module Leader: Agriculture

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Neil Ridley

Neil Ridley

HE Module Leader: Agriculture

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Ellie Sweetman

Ellie Sweetman

BSc, PGCE, MSc

HE Module Leader: Agriculture (Easton)

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Dr Pascale Harvey

Dr Pascale Harvey

BSc (Hons), Ph.D, PGCE

HE Module Leader: Animal Science and Welfare (Easton)

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Jerry Kinsley

Jerry Kinsley

PGCE, BSc (Hons)

HE Programme Leader: Ecology and Conservation Management

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James Trounce

James Trounce

BSc (Hons), MSc, FISoilSci

HE Programme Leader: Agriculture

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Tracy Allin-Baker

Tracy Allin-Baker

HE Lecturer – Equine (Easton)

Tracy spent 11 years teaching at another College, before starting to teach Higher Education at the Otley campus in 2011. In 2013 she joined the teaching at our Easton campus on animal and equine programmes.

Contact Tracy:
tracy.allin-baker@eastonotley.ac.uk

James Anderson

James Anderson

BSc (Hons), PGCE

HE Programme Leader – Fisheries

After completing a foundation degree and then a BSc top up in fishery management and aquaculture James applied for a job delivering Further Education courses at Easton and Otley College. He had been delivering these courses for 3-4 years when he was asked to develop the foundation degree that is currently on offer. As well as working at the college James also runs a small carp fishery in Suffolk and he is a partner in Deben Valley Fisheries where they supply large carp to specimen carp fisheries.

Contact James:
james.anderson@eastonotley.ac.uk

Dr Iain Barratt

Dr Iain Barratt

BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc, PhD

Module Leader – Cross-Programmes (Easton)

Dr Iain Barratt is lead lecturer on cross college modules such as Academic Skills, as well as on land based programmes. Iain has a BSc. (hons) in Zoology with Marine Zoology and MSc. in Ecology both from the University of Wales, Bangor, and a PhD. in Marine Biology from Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests and PhD. focused on the reproductive strategies of deep-sea and Antarctic octopuses, and developing a technique to accurately age octopuses. Research experience includes an expedition to Antarctic Peninsula on-board a research vessel, and as a Marine Mammal Observer on the world’s first commercial offshore marine current turbine.

Contact Iain:
iain.barratt@eastonotley.ac.uk

Russell Board

Russell Board

ASCC, BSc (Hons), MSc

HE Programme Leader: Sports Coaching (Easton)

Russell Board has been involved in the fitness industry for over 10 years working in a variety of roles. In 2009 Russell re-trained as a teacher at Exeter University specialising in secondary physical education. Securing his first teaching post at Easton and Otley College meant re-location from Exeter to Norwich. Russell is UKSCA accredited and most recently completed his MSc in Strength and Conditioning at St. Mary’s University Twickenham and now provides specialist coaching and advice for elite and emerging athletes. Russell is also a British Weightlifting tutor and is heavily involved in coach education in the eastern region. In his spare time Russell likes to train and compete in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and take part in surfing and triathlon.

Contact Russell:
Russell.board@eastonotley.ac.uk

Karen Cook

Karen Cook

MVB, MRCVS

HE Programme Leader: Veterinary Nursing

Contact Karen:
karen.cook@eastonotley.ac.uk

Lucy Faller-Mead

Lucy Faller-Mead

BS (Hons), PGCE, MSc

Module Leader: ITT (Otley)

Lucy holds QTLS and has a background in the post compulsory sector as a Media and Film specialist. Her particular interest is trainee professional practice and professional development, as well as mentoring and coaching for success. Qualifications: BA (Hons) English and American Literature and Film Studies University of Kent, PGCE Post Compulsory Education from Oxford Brookes University, MA in Film Studies from University of Exeter.

Contact Lucy:
lucy.faller-mead@eastonotley.ac.uk

Denise Gibson

Denise Gibson

BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc

HE Programme Leader: Animal Science & Welfare (Otley)

Denise has been a Higher Education lecturer at Otley Campus since 2010 and is now Course Leader for the Animal Science & Welfare Foundation Degree and is currently writing a new course for BSc Zoology. Denise holds a BSc (Hons) Science from the Open University; a PGCE (LLS) from UCS and an MSc Science (also with the Open University). General interests include amateur photography; reading and Doctor Who! Her area of special interest is Genetics and Evolutionary Theory and she has recently completed research on “past mass extinction events and climate change as an analogue for our climate today” and “Environmental causes for the Cambrian Explosion” as part of her MSc. Denise was the first member of her family to gain a university degree and is keen to encourage her own children and her students to work as hard as they can to gain their degrees.

Contact Denise:
denise.gibson@eastonotley.ac.uk

Sue Grime

Sue Grime

BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc

HE Lecturer

I have had a strong interest in natural history since my childhood. I was a former Field Teacher for the RSPB with a big passion for inspiring people about the environment. I have also taught Science in secondary schools. My main interests are environmental education, environmental science - particularly soils and geology, plant science, woodland and aquatic ecology. I have background qualifications in Ecology and Teaching. I intend to undertake further study in my subject next year - a PhD perhaps. I worked for Easton in 2000-2001 then returned after 8 years to do a job that I love.

Contact Sue:
susan.grime@eastonotley.ac.uk

Kevin  Grout

Kevin Grout

BSc, PGCE

Module Leader: Fisheries

Kevin Grout has worked at EOC for 5 years, lecturing on the Foundation Degree in Fishery Management and Sustainable Aquaculture programmes. Kevin obtained a BSc in Fishery Management and Aquaculture from Sparsholt College in 2008. After graduating Kevin worked in a number of different sectors within the industry including Koi carp retail, intensive tilapia farming and fishery management, before becoming a teacher at EOC. Kevin’s main passion outside of college is angling, predominately competing in national carp angling tournaments, where he has won the British championships on two different occasions. Kevin also owns and manages a small scale fish farm where he produces high quality carp intended for restocking into sport fisheries across the UK.

Contact Kevin :
kevin.grout@eastonotley.ac.uk

Ben King

Ben King

BSc (Hons), Cert Ed.

Module Leader: Sports Coaching

Ben is a Module Leader and has worked at Easton and Otley College for 10 years as a Teacher. Ben attended City of Oxford College and completed a HND Level and gained his full BSc with the Open University specialising in Sports Coaching, Psychology and Injury Rehabilitation. Prior to joining the College Ben had spent 4 years employed as a professional football development coach at Norwich City Football Club. He is currently studying towards a MA in Higher Education Practice with the University of East Anglia. He spends most of his spare time participating and coaching sports.

Contact Ben:
ben.king@eastonotley.ac.uk

Becci Marchand

Becci Marchand

BSc (Hons), DipCABT, DTLLS

HE Programme Leader: Animal Science and Welfare (Easton)

I have always had a passion for animals and kept many different pets as a child.After studying A-Levels I studied a degree in Animal Science at Writtle College, then gained employment at Dogs Trust, Snetterton. In 2007 I was offered an opportunity to teach at Easton and Otley College and my teaching career developed from there. I currently work part time at Easton and Otley College and run a successful dog behaviourist business during the rest of the week. I am currently studying a MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare to further increase my skills in this field. Becci is also a student member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC)

Contact Becci:
Becci.marchand@eastonotley.ac.uk

Thomas Marsden

Thomas Marsden

BSc (Hons), PGCE, PgC

HE Module Leader: Sports Coaching Science

Thomas is a module leader and lecturer on the Foundation Degree and BSc (Hons) Top up programmes in Sports Coaching having gained a BSc (Hons) in Physical Education and Sports Development from the University of East Anglia and a PGc in Sport and Exercise Science from Sheffield Hallam University. During his time at Easton and Otley, Thomas has completed a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education at the University Campus Suffolk and is currently working towards Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach Status through the UK Strength and Conditioning Association. Having always had a passion for Sport, Exercise and Health, Thomas has worked within a variety of roles within the industry before joining Easton and Otley College in his first teaching role in 2012. Thomas has also represented Norfolk at County level Football, Cambridge United FC and Peterborough United FC at schoolboy level before competing semi-professionally. His Main areas of interest within sports coaching are Analysis for Sport Performance and Coach Development and Education within Norfolk. He is also a recognised British Weightlifting Coach and Tutor, working with athletes across a range of ages and sporting disciplines.

Contact Thomas:
Thomas.marsden@eastonotley.ac.uk

Chris Plail

Chris Plail

HE Module Leader: Agriculture

Contact Chris:
chris.plail@eastonotley.ac.uk

Neil Ridley

Neil Ridley

HE Module Leader: Agriculture

Contact Neil:
neil.ridley@eastonotley.ac.uk

Ellie Sweetman

Ellie Sweetman

BSc, PGCE, MSc

HE Module Leader: Agriculture (Easton)

Ellie Sweetman has worked at EOC for nine years, lecturing on the FDeg and BSc Agriculture and Ecology Cons. man programmes. Ellie obtained a BSc in Agriculture from Writtle College before spending several years in industry across the UK and achieving an MSc in Livestock Health and Production with the Royal Veterinary College. When not working, Ellie enjoys competing in horse and carriage driving trials and attending shoots with her working gundog.

Contact Ellie:
ellie.sweetman@eastonotley.ac.uk

Dr Pascale Harvey

Dr Pascale Harvey

BSc (Hons), Ph.D, PGCE

HE Module Leader: Animal Science and Welfare (Easton)

Dr Pascale Harvey is the Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Animal Science and Welfare since 2006. Pascale gained a B.Sc. in Biology and Physiology and a Ph.D in Physiology and Biochemistry at the University Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, France. Pascale worked on transgenic plants in collaboration with Biocem Limagrain, Fce and plant virology resistance at the John Innes Centre, Norwich,UK. She then carried out ten years of research on cancer at the University of East Anglia in collaboration with NNUH. Pascale also gained both a Certificate in Management and the Post Graduate Certificate in Education at UEA. She published a literature review “Improving the teaching observation Practice” at City College, Norwich, which inspired her to undertake a teaching career. Her main interests are animal science and welfare, nutrition with agriculture and ecology in mind. Recently Pascale has undertaken a project on dietary fibres and nutrients absorption in pigs in collaboration with Easey Pigs Ltd and the Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park.

Contact Pascale:
Pascale.harvey@eastonotley.ac.uk

Jerry Kinsley

Jerry Kinsley

PGCE, BSc (Hons)

HE Programme Leader: Ecology and Conservation Management

I have worked for a number of conservation organisations in the past including NWT, The Ecology Consultancy, Mannington and Wolterton Estates and Cambridge University- Large Animal Research group on Isles of Rum and St. Kilda. I have been teaching at Easton and Otley College for many years, initially on FE programmes and later on HND courses and more recently Foundation degrees. I graduated from UEA in Environmental Science after a gap year spent doing paid and voluntary conservation work in Norway and Australia. I grew up on a small family farm and my hobbies and interests include wildlife photography, travel and gardening.

Contact Jerry:
jerry.kinsley@eastonotley.ac.uk

James Trounce

James Trounce

BSc (Hons), MSc, FISoilSci

HE Programme Leader: Agriculture

Following B.Sc. from London (Wye College) and a Masters in Soil Chemistry from Reading my career took me to Zimbabwe working on soil fertility issues across a range of farming system. This was followed with 20 years with NIAB as a trials agronomist and potato specialist in East Anglia. A short period of commercial vegetable agronomy came next and then consultancy work for the poultry industry preparing for IPPC regulation. More recently the role of lecturer at Easton and Otley has been combined with work as a Red Tractor auditor. A FACTS and BASIS qualified agronomist with recognition as a trainer for these qualifications and holder of an Honorary Lectureship at UEA.

Contact James:
james.trounce@eastonotley.ac.uk

Support Team

Chrissie McLean

Chrissie McLean

BHEd

Higher Education Support Tutor

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Chrissie McLean

Chrissie McLean

BHEd

Higher Education Support Tutor

Chrissie became the Higher Education Support Tutor in February 2008. Working alongside Student Services, she offers specialist HE information, advice and guidance for students on degree programmes and teacher training. Specialist HE support is offered with regard to Student Finance, Wellbeing, Student Support, Disability Advice, Learning Development and Study Skills. At the start of her career Chrissie was a Reception/Year One teacher in Hampshire having graduated from Kingston Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in English and Drama. In addition, she has gained a Professional Certificate in Effective Practice (Learning Support) from Portsmouth University and more recently the Level 4 Diploma in Advice and Guidance. Prior to working with HE students Chrissie has supported learners in a Young Offenders Institution and then set up and delivered a mentoring scheme to support those learners in returning to the community following release. She also worked as a Development Tutor supporting FE students.

Contact Chrissie:
Chrissie.mclean@eastonotley.ac.uk

Administration Team

Kim Gear

Kim Gear

PTLLS, FdA

HE Administrator (Otley)

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Ian Hart

Ian Hart

BA (Hons), QTS (GTP)

HE Administrator (Easton)

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Kim Gear

Kim Gear

PTLLS, FdA

HE Administrator (Otley)

Kim Gear has worked in various administrative roles for 16 years, 8 of which have been at Easton & Otley College, since joining in July 2008 Kim has been the Higher Education Administrator for the Otley Campus. Alongside the day to day administrative tasks and support for staff and students, for the Otley Campus, Kim takes the lead on the Assessment Board procedure and the Higher Education Admissions process, coordinating applications received from UCAS and the internal College system, liaising with staff and potential new students. Kim also provides administrative support for the Initial Teacher Training programmes delivered at the College. Since working for the College Kim has gained various additional qualifications including NVQ in Business Administration, PTLLS (Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector) and a Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management.

Contact Kim:
kim.gear@eastonotley.ac.uk

Ian Hart

Ian Hart

BA (Hons), QTS (GTP)

HE Administrator (Easton)

Ian’s career in education commenced as a part-time teaching assistant in a primary school during the same time that he was studying towards a BA (Hons) degree in English and Information Technology. He joined Easton and Otley College in 2009 as a Client Liaison Officer which spurred him on to train as a secondary teacher on the Graduate Teacher Programme. This took him on to head up his own Business and Computing department in a local high school. In pursuit of re-kindling his connections with the mature learning environment he re-joined the College in 2015. Alongside the day to day administrative tasks and support for staff and students, for the Easton Campus, Ian takes the lead on partnership links with the UEA, marketing technologies (inc: social media, the web site and the prospectus), external examiner administration and also the co-ordination of the annual graduation ceremony for both campuses.

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Contact Ian:
ian.hart@eastonotley.ac.uk

Cross-College Team

The Learning Resource Centre Easton Campus

The Learning Resource Centre Easton Campus

Jubilee Building

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The Student Centre Easton Campus

The Student Centre Easton Campus

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The Student Centre Otley Campus

The Student Centre Otley Campus

Main Reception

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The Learning Resource Centre Otley Campus

The Learning Resource Centre Otley Campus

B Block

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The Learning Resource Centre Easton Campus

The Learning Resource Centre Easton Campus

Jubilee Building

The Easton Campus Learning Resource Centre (LRC) provides library and computing facilities to the students and staff of Easton & Otley College within a supportive learning environment. In the LRC you’ll find books, journals, DVDs and electronic resources that are updated regularly and reflect the curriculum. The LRC also provides PCs, study spaces, wireless network access and friendly & experienced staff who will help you get the most out of our resources.

Contact The Learning Resource Centre:
easton.lrc@eastonotley.ac.uk

The Student Centre Easton Campus

The Student Centre Easton Campus

As a student of the College, you can be confident that whatever it is you need help with, at whichever campus you’re based, the Easton & Otley Student Services Team will be perfectly placed to help. We have two student services centres, one on each campus, and both offer friendly, responsive and confidential support. Student Services were awarded the matrix Standard; a national quality standard for organisations that deliver information, advice and guidance about learning and work.

Contact The Student Centre:
student.services@eastonotley.ac.uk

The Student Centre Otley Campus

The Student Centre Otley Campus

Main Reception

As a student of the College, you can be confident that whatever it is you need help with, at whichever campus you’re based, the Easton & Otley Student Services Team will be perfectly placed to help. We have two student services centres, one on each campus, and both offer friendly, responsive and confidential support. Student Services were awarded the matrix Standard; a national quality standard for organisations that deliver information, advice and guidance about learning and work.

Contact Student Centre:
student.services@eastonotley.ac.uk

The Learning Resource Centre Otley Campus

The Learning Resource Centre Otley Campus

B Block

Learning Resource Centre (LRC) provides library and computing facilities to the students and staff of Easton & Otley College within a supportive learning environment. In the LRC you’ll find books, journals, DVDs and electronic resources that are updated regularly and reflect the curriculum. The LRC also provides PCs, study spaces, wireless network access and friendly & experienced staff who will help you get the most out of our resources.

Contact The Learning Resource Centre:
olrc@eastonotley.ac.uk