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Brendan Coulson

Nottingham Trent University

Brendan Coulson is a principal lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and is currently a trustee for the Raleigh Learning Trust.

Brendan has achieved a first-class computer science degree, PGCE, QTLS and a master’s. He is currently studying a PhD alongside his full-time commitments. Having trained in Nottingham as a computing lecturer, he spent 11 years teaching in further education (FE) before joining NTU in 2019.

During this time, Brendan was nominated by his students for two national teaching awards and won the JISC award for the use of technology to support learning in 2011. He held a wide variety of managerial roles including managing a large pre-16 provision, leading apprenticeships, and curriculum management. Brendan has twice been invited to the Houses of Parliament to discuss how he successfully developed a key stage 4 programme that pre-16 home-schooled learners could access, and to share his work with Boots Plc in developing a successful training partnership.

Brendan has also held senior management positions at two FE colleges – culminating in being a director for learning, marketing and business engagement – and he has served as a staff governor for a large FE provider in Nottingham.

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