Director of Education Services and Academic Registrar, and member of the Senior Management team
Appointed as Director of Education Services in February 2016, Gregor oversees all aspects of the university’s higher education administration, including quality assurance, the learner experience, student records, assessments and Student Advice Centre. As Academic Registrar, he advises on the regulatory framework comprised of the University Charter, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations.
Gregor is responsible for leading the new Professional Services unit created as part of the University’s reorganisation. His outward facing role includes key contact with various bodies such as UKVI and QAA, leading on the PREVENT agenda, developing effective networks with the rest of the higher education sector in the UK and beyond to ensure the University makes the most of best practice elsewhere, and ensuring that the University’s voice is heard in national and international fora.
A graduate of University of Aberdeen (BD, first class) and the Open University (MBA), Gregor was a resident tutor at University of Nottingham before starting his career in academic administration at the University of Oxford. As Assistant Registrar there, he dealt with educational policy, internal programme development and review, university regulations and acting as the institutional contact with the QAA for the Subject Review process.
He became the first Academic Registrar of the College of Law (now University of Law) establishing the Registry function across the College’s multiple locations. He led the College’s successful application for taught Degree Awarding Powers, and the subsequent creation of the College’s first degree schemes. He has acted as a reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency. Most recently, Gregor held a senior role at London School of Commerce, a private global group of colleges, with responsibility for partner university academic relationship management, international development (including co-ordination of trans-national academic delivery, new start-ups and local licencing and accreditation requirements), UKVI compliance and maintaining QAA Educational Oversight.